cloneDrive phantom drive letters

Discussion in 'Virtual CloneDrive' started by Tanquen, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. Tanquen

    Tanquen Well-Known Member

  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Doesn't look like a vcd problem. The H drive icon looks like that of a HDD but it is too small to be sure. Any chance you could post a bigger image of the drive entry?

    That said there is a real quick way to know if H is a VCD drive. Right click the VCD icon, check if there is a drive enabled and if so hover with the mouse over the entry, it should show you the drive letter. Pro tip: tick the box that says 'virtual sheep', it'll turn the emulated drive icon into a VCD icon to clearly distinguish itself from real physical ones.

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  3. Tanquen

    Tanquen Well-Known Member

    VCD was uninstalled and the H drive is still there. Someone in that thread thought VCD may have caused their issue but I was given access to the PC with the issues and noticed that VCD was installed.

    I was just hoping someone here had seen the issue. At this point it looks like we will have to reinstall Windows. We must have that H drive for a virtual drive mount.

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  4. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    And the problem is? A drive letter you know it is not working?
     
  5. Tanquen

    Tanquen Well-Known Member

    A Drive letter for a drive that doesn't exist. Not there if you use the Net Use command and not there in Disk Management. There was only ever a C drive.
     
  6. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    You need to reboot. Gone.
     
  7. Tanquen

    Tanquen Well-Known Member

    Many reboots and regedits and it is still there.
     
  8. Tanquen

    Tanquen Well-Known Member

    Something is holding onto the drive letter but it's not Net Use list and it's not in Disk Management. There is only the one real C drive no CD-ROM or anything. ???
     
  9. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    I just did that and it was gone. Have you tried CCleaner and tried to go through safe mode before?
     
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  10. Tanquen

    Tanquen Well-Known Member

    The H drive was found here:
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\DOS Devices

    Once the key was removed it was no longer listed and I can mount a working network drive with Net Use.