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What is this strange drive appearing in optimization?

  1. #11


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    Popeye should consider providing a view of disk management (as requested). Once done, that partition will be easily identified. Not sure why he hasn't done that yet. My guess is that he has already figured it out based on the many responses. However, unless he chooses to provide that view, we'll never know for sure.

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  2. #12


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    In my case the drive did not exist in disk management - I could only see it in defrag and the system restore pane.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    In my case the drive did not exist in disk management - I could only see it in defrag and the system restore pane.
    No wonder you decided to do a clean install.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    What program/tool are you using to look at that partition?
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    Alternatively, you could add a drive letter to System Reserved, if showing in Disk Management, and disable 'Hide protected System files' in folder options, but then it won't show the full path in the title bar.

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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    OK, no idea what this is. Won't analyze or optimize but there it is. I do have VMWare Player installed, is that what it is?

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    In addition to my previous post, you could uncheck 'Hide protected System files' in Folder Options then type that path into a 'Run' dialog.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringUpdate View Post
    Popeye should consider providing a view of disk management (as requested). Once done, that partition will be easily identified. Not sure why he hasn't done that yet. My guess is that he has already figured it out based on the many responses. However, unless he chooses to provide that view, we'll never know for sure.
    Sorry, was busy and just getting back to this. Here is MountVol and disk management shot. It does appear in mountvol but not in disk management. Guess I'll just assume it is a glitch and leave it be for now. Not up for a reinstall. Thanks again for all the replies and help.

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  7. #17


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    That disk management view speaks "volumes" in itself (no pun intended). Why do I see the same disks listed "twice?" Did you somhow combine two views so perfectly or does it really look like that? If that is a true depiction of your disk management view, I would put "two and two together." Specifically, those two unmountable volumes look like they might belong to those two duplicate entries in disk management. However, if that is, in fact, a perfect paste/combine job of two distinct disk management views, you sure fooled me. However, if not, I see an adamf solution in you near or distant future. Good luck to you.

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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringUpdate View Post
    That disk management view speaks "volumes" in itself (no pun intended). Why do I see the same disks listed "twice?" Did you somhow combine two views so perfectly or does it really look like that? If that is a true depcition of your disk management view, I would put "two and two together." Specifically, those two unmountable volumes look like they might belong to those two duplicate entries in disk management. However, if that is, in fact a perfect paste/combine job, then you sure fooled me. However, if not, I see an adamf solution in you near or distant future. Good luck to you.
    SpringUpdate
    Dude, I haven't pasted anything. It is just the top and bottom view and I failed to scroll on the bottom view. So sorry but sure didn't need your smart remarks so early this morning. You have a nice day and I hope to never deal with you again here.
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  9. #19


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    They were not intended to be smart remarks at all. They were legitimate questions and concerns. Do you have duplicate entries or not? Personally, I will avoid you as well and I offer you no apology for my response which was intended to be a legitimate concern. Next time, post your issue with all necessary details so individuals don't have to be experts in dentistry to extract all required information. Since you are a gold-pipper, I thought you would at least know how to provide all necessary detail in your first post.

    Good day to you and good luck with your issue!
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  10. #20


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    Popeye, you are showing 3 Recovery partitions on Disk Management and 3 no mount points volume IDs. Since the one you are looking for is the second one, I would be willing to bet you are looking at the 350 MB recovery partition.

    Copy the volume ID from the MountVol command and paste into a run box. It will probably open that partition in Explorer and you would see a file structure like a Recovery and System Volume Information folders, if you have the Hide Protected System operating files unchecked. If that option is not enabled, it will show as empty.
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