Mystery Drive. WTF?!?!
Ok, so I installed some DVD decoder software today, and after I did this, a random new optical drive (called E:) showed up in My Computer. Not a huge deal, except that was the name of my external drive. Now, My external drive has been renamed G:. This is a problem because now nothing on my external drive like game will work. I'm pretty sure it was to do with the new name. anyway, I can't rename my external back to E: because this drive is using that name, and can change the name of that drive because It doesn't appear in the list of drive that I can change the name of (because it doesn't technically exist). Anyway, Windows acknowledged that the creation of a mystery drive can occur when DVD decoder software is installed, but their suggestions don't work. How can I eliminate this drive.
there is no need why you eliminate that that drive???
when you are going to run a aplication or game which is installed on external drive
windows will warn you that the specific aplication doesn't exist.
manualy browse the aplicationon your g drive.
or if you use shortcuts on your desktop like
replace that shortcuts with one of
1. It's a virtual drive. Check your DVD software's settings for something that sounds like "Virtual CD", "Ghost CD/DVD", "CD Emulator" something.
(and disable it)
2. You can change letters easy
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management.
Right-Click on the virtual drive ( your current E: and select Change Drive Letter and Paths )
P.S. - Be careful not to do somethign stupid like deleting your harddrive partitions...