Virtual drives-removal

  caesar 19:31 16 Apr 2004

I ran some software in a stand-alone situation which mimiced network based identical programs. This loaded several virtual drives.
I don't need the stuff anymore and have uninstalled all the programs. However, somewhere in my start-up set-up is the establishing of these virtual drives. They start at G: and I have D: and E: for DVD-ROM and CD-RW. I use a card reader which wants to be F:, G: and H:, so I would like to permanently get rid of them.

Currently I have to remove them each time I boot if I want to use the card reader...either using the freebee "vdc" or SUBST from the command prompt.

Help pleaase.!!!

  Valvegrid 19:41 16 Apr 2004

If you go to Start Run and type msconfig and see if they are in either Autoexec.bat or Config.sys if they are tick them and re-boot.

  Valvegrid 19:44 16 Apr 2004

Or remove the ticks, sorry, wrong way round :-)

  caesar 10:06 17 Apr 2004

I'm on XP Home...
msconfig gives various tabs, boot.ini etc but I can't find config.sys or autoexec. Do they exist in XP?

  Valvegrid 18:23 17 Apr 2004

Probably not, this will put your posting to the top of the list in case someone else can answer.

  caesar 12:35 24 Apr 2004

thanks again..........I'll leave it open for a while in case anyone reads and can help......

  mgmcc 13:10 24 Apr 2004

Right click "My Computer" and select Manage. In the "Storage > Disk Management" section you may be able to delete the unwanted Virtual Drives.

If not, you might be able to allocate a different drive letter to them, such as X, Y, Z, and use TweakUI to "hide" those drive letters so they're safely out of the way.

  caesar 13:38 24 Apr 2004

Thanks for response.........
The virtual drives show in Explorer, but don't show via the Manage-->Storage-->Disk Management route you suggested..
I'll try TweakIt

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