Here is a challenge! I have an icon in My Computer which is an extra floppy disc 3½ Floppy(B:)
It has 1.38 Mb capacity, and even has six jpgs of aircraft in it. However, I only have one floppy disc (A:) and the drive is empty.
All my drives are accounted for, so where does this ghost floppy come from? It is usable and workable, but where could it be? It has been there for at least a year, but I have ignored it until now. Any good suggestions?
I was just going to post the same as Simsy. My USB flash drive does the same thing. One main Drive (G) and another floppy drive (B). Removing it (make sure you go through the proper process of safely removing hardware) gets rid of both of them.
Right! I have a couple of USB flash drives, one of which is 1Gb and usually kept plugged in. I disengaged it in the way you suggested, and sure enough the ghost floppy has gone! So it must be a small partition on the flash drive. You think it could be used for booting up? Good idea I may try it. Many thanks for solving this mystery, I wd never have guessed it!