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"Phantom" CD drive appeared

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by steve1138, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. steve1138

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    for a while now, an additional CD drive has magically appeared on my system.
    There's a "SCSI and Raid Controller" device also in Device Manager.
    The Phantom CD drive roperties says it's a "AXV CD.DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom device"
    on Location "Bus nr 0, Target ID 0, LUN 0"

    If I remove it in My Computer > Manage > Disk Management
    and Uninstall the device driver in Device Manager - it keeps coming back.

    Actual devices:
    2 MAXTOR HDD on IDE 0
    Sony DVD burner / ASUS CD burner on IDE 1
    Ethernet card
    USB flash card reader

    The phantom CD (F:\) has been there for weeks but I ignored it.

    Now I'm adding a PROMISE IDE controller card for an extra HDD... which installed OK (as G:\) and have used now for a week, but it doesn't always re-appear after a re-boot. Now it won't show at all.

    (Edit: Now it's appeared again... 16 jun)

    Ideas ?

    (XP home + SP1 ... and up to date)

    cheers
    Steve
     
  2. Kramer

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    Have you recently installed Daemon Tools or Clone CD/DVD or other such software?

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  3. steve1138

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    Don't have those.
    Not sure what other "such like" programmes might be..

    I don't remember exactly when this Phantom Menace appeared, and so can't say exactly what I've installed during that time - but it won't be that much.

    GordionKnot codec & RipPack, DVD RegionFree have now been on for a while.
    CARA Room acoustic software was probably the last new progr I installed.
    and an update to Ahead software's InCD (part of NERO), a few weeks ago.
    Hmmm.. thinking about it - I wonder if that was it...
    Could it be ?

    Not made any hardware changes for more than six months (last thing was swapping out the VGA card to a Radeon 9600 but I think this was before the phantom CD drive appeared)

    any other hints / ideas ?

    Steve
     

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