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19-01-2013, 11:29 AM
As an exercise I want to set up my old Desk top as server so am doing some housekeeping first.
It is a Dell Dimension 2400
XT with 1 GB ram.
Anyway when I start it up it shows 4 drives in Explorer
C = C Drive
D = CD Drive
E = CD Writer
F = CD Drive

D & E are "Phantoms" as they don't exist.

Also want to add a 160 GB Seagate HD which i have been given but will do that once I sort the drives out.

Checked the setup and nothing strange there.

How do I get rid of the phantoms?

19-01-2013, 11:32 AM
You probably have a virtual drive installed, something like Daemon tools or alcohol 120% - there are quite a lot of them around. It should show up in the tray near the clock and you can either uninstall it or disable the virtual drives

19-01-2013, 11:59 AM
Forgot to say they show up in Device Manager.
Don't remeber using either of those programs but will look into it.