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    Default Removing a device

    Hi

    When I go to My Computer, win xp pro sp2, I see a removable device f:. I eject it but when I restart then it comes back. I don't have anything attached to f: because when I double click it it tells me to insert something.

    Any ideas?
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    Default Re: Removing a device

    Its likely a card slot for a camera card, perhaps its part of a printer? (many all-in-one units have camera card slots).

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    It says removable storage device. There was a zip drive iomega thing that qwas attached a while ago...
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    Default Re: Removing a device

    If the zip drive entry is still showing in device manager, delete it.

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    Default Re: Removing a device

    It would be good to know where windows thinks your rogue device came from.

    If you open device manager, and click:
    View->Devices By connection
    It will change the view to see which devices your removeable disc depends upon (are plugged into)

    When I do this, and find my mouse (pluged in to my kbd via USB) it looks kinda like this...
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    MYCOMPUTERNAME
       ACPI Multiprocessor PC
           Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
             PCI Bus
                Intel (R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller -24D4
                    USB Root Hub
                       General Purpose USB Hub
                            Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical
                                  Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical
    This tells us that I have a microsoft mouse (for some reason listed twice) plugged into a general purpose USB hub (on my KBD) plugged into a USB root hub which is run by a Intel USB controler, which is attached to the PCI bus on my PC (most things are)

    If you can find the last couple of things before the Removable drive, or at the same level in the tree as the drive, it would be helpful in working out where it came from, and therefore what to do with it.

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    Default Re: Removing a device

    I can't find drive f removable storage anywhere, even when I go show hidden connections. It ejects fine enough but it keeps popping up again when I restart.
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    Default Re: Removing a device

    Quote Originally Posted by music_man
    I can't find drive f removable storage anywhere, even when I go show hidden connections. It ejects fine enough but it keeps popping up again when I restart.

    Look for "zip drive iomega" by phrase or by brand name instead. If the software has not been uninstalled, the computer will keep looking for it. Go to Device manager first as recommended by qyiet.

    If all else fails, do an "all files" *.* search of your C drive for Iomega, or search the Registry for it.

    I assume you have checked your start-up menu? It does seem to be being loaded as part of the boot process.

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    Default Re: Removing a device

    Do you have any virtual drive programs, eg Alchol120%, Clone?, Dameon etc

    Or just ignore it.
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    Default Re: Removing a device

    Nope. I (before I did system restore) had uninstalled the Iomega programs (and the drive remained) now I can't even remove Iomega from the add remove place.
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    Default Re: Removing a device

    Hmm... does it show up in disk management?
    Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer Management->Disk Management

    As a side note, the easiest way I've found to remove orphaned items in the add/remove programs is to re-install them, then remove them straight away.

    -Qyiet

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