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I have two identical external dvd's (Toshiba PA 3761) installed on my Toshiba 10.1 notebook.I can't find out how to uninstall one or both of them? Needless to say...it's a mess when I plug in the drive!
All the driver info in windows 7 starter says they are in working order and no conflicts are noted? In that case, I am twice as confused!!!
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Needless to say...it's a mess when I plug in the drive!

What exactly do you mean by this? I'm not sure what the problem is, do you have two external drives? Or, is one external showing up as two? Let me know.

are in working order and no conflicts are noted?

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This means the drive is working properly.

Edited by Ferrari, 23 February 2010 - 12:12 AM.

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No...just one DVD..but it was installed with the vendors CD drive and windows automatically installed another drive.
Now in the computer it shows two E: drives...and when I plug in the exterior drive
both are in conflict!
I have gone every where I know to go to uninstall one but they just stay put!!!
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Ahhh, I see.

Have you uninstalled via Device Manager?
  • Click Windows Orb (Start)
  • Right Click "Computer"
  • Select "Properties"
  • In the top left corner, Click "Device Manager"
  • Expand CD/DVD drives
  • Right click a drive
  • Select Uninstall
  • Do this for both drives
Make sure your external drive is unplugged and restart your computer. Go back into the Device manager, does anything show up?

If not,
  • Plug in your external drive
  • Windows will automatically install the drive
Go back into the Device Manager, does only one show up? Let me know how it goes. :)
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Regards Ferrari...I had tried each of your tips previously. I have decided to check out the
Registry for a possible corrupt or changeable entry. Being identical in hardware and drives cause both the computer and device mgr windows to become very unstable when you plugin the USB connector.

Any other suggestion/s will be appreciated!!!

Otherwise...THX AGAIN...Zhardania
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You can change the drive letters of each one... I think I made a mistake, and misunderstood what you were saying.

How to Change Drive Letter and Paths,
  • Click Windows Orb
  • Click Control Panel
  • Click Administrative Tools
  • Double Click Computer Management
  • Right Click one of the ROM Drives
  • Select "Change Drive Letters and Paths"
  • Highlight the Drive Letter
  • Click "Change"
  • Assign it a new letter
  • Click OK
Does this work? Does it stop the confusion?

Let me know...
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Welll... I just decided to "disable it" until I can get it figured out...I will get it resolved... but for the time being, I'm just going to get another brand drive and go from there!

There is an answer to this and I will share it with you when I find it. Another thing, I am new to windows 7 and just haven't had time to it work out!!!


But I'm still open to your suggestions...The tips you've given me show you know your stuff...

Thax again...Zhar
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Did you try assigning a new drive letter though?

The tips you've given me show you know your stuff...

Thank you very much, that was nice. :)
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Yeah...With no results... Good advice though! I hadn't thought of it. Nothings going to work until one of them is out-of-there. At least that's the way I see it. You would have to see the unstable commotion it causes...It' scary... It looks like "blue screen time" any minute!!!
Thanks again for your interest... :)

Best Regards...Zhar
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