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Strange new drive appeared after upgrade to Windows 8

  1. #11

    The Q drive was a different type of Partition/Volume.
    If you can find a copy of PTedit.exe - then change that partition type to 07
    Then it will become a regular partition & windows can deal with it.
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    link good for about 1 day my skydrive ptedit.exe originally came from member.

    Here is some info at Lenovo How to work with the Q and S partitions on ThinkPads - ThinkPad X200, X200 Tablet, X301, R400, R500, SL300, SL400, SL500, T400, T500, W500, W700.

    I'm unsure what happens exactly, when you merged that drive to C. But do know that, hah, was bad move
    Last edited by mikiep; 23 Oct 2013 at 16:18.

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  2. #12

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Looks like a mapped network drive. It could be made by your Virtual Drive program.

    That will explain why you cannot defrag it. The Program you are using for mounting it, may actually be creating the drive in memory.
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  3. #13

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    Win 8.1

    Thank for all suggestions but no luck.
    I do not have any virtual drive program. The laptop is fairly new, have it less than a month and was almost fresh upgrade to win 8.1.
    What a joke are those from Microsoft!!! If you are a doctor and do such a sloppy job you would be in jail in no time.
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  4. #14

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    It may be a recovery partition then. I've never seen a partition labelled like that, it's labelled like a network drive.
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