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How to get rid of random drive after windows 8.1 upgrade

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    How to get rid of random drive after windows 8.1 upgrade


    Ever since I upgraded to Windows 8.1 (the day it came out) iv had this random drive listed in the disk optimizer thing. I just let it go but i'm pretty sure there's a way to remove it lol. Here's a pic of what it looks like: http://gyazo.com/f9bd6e42e231ea435365184dc5023ee7.png

    Thanks for reading.

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  3. #3


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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


    Could it be on of the top 3?

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    Thanks for the reply.
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    The problem is the last partition has a drive letter & incorrect partition ID.


    diskpart
    List disk
    select disk 0
    list partition
    select partition # (the last partition)

    set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"

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  5. #5


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    The problem is the last partition has a drive letter & incorrect partition ID.


    diskpart
    List disk
    select disk 0
    list partition
    select partition # (the last partition)

    set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"

    Click image for larger version
    I did all of that and it's still there for some reason

    Thanks for the reply.
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    Can you post a new screenshot of DM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Can you post a new screenshot of DM?
    Of course.

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    Relook at your screenshots, in first one there is two 19.79 partitions, now only one 19.79 partition.
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  9. #9


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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


    I know, but the random drive still appears in the disk optimizer, like this:

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    (The \\Volume... etc one)
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  10. #10


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Could it be that the drive is a dedicated SSD cache drive run by expresscache.exe? My new Desktop HP Pavilion 500-075 has a separate Sandisk 16G SSD cache drive and it shows up in disk optimizer exactly the same as your screen shot. On my PC it is always 22% fragmented but the system is not supposed to defragment SSD's but run trim commands.
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