Local disk (Q:) appears on my computer

August 5, 2010 at 09:15:21
Specs: Windows Vista

There is an icon (local disk Q:) on My Computer that i can't delete - do nothing with it.

It also doesn't show it on the Computer Management list as a local drive of my computer.

How can i delete it?


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#1
August 5, 2010 at 10:12:59

1- did you add a slave drive to your system?
2- do you have an external HD plugged in?

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#2
August 5, 2010 at 12:03:21

I have a PCI controller, ultra DMA 133 for the old atapi hard drives.

I connected 2 of them, 1 master, 1 slave..

but now are disconnected!

The card is still inside, should i try remove it?

Thank you


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#3
August 5, 2010 at 14:07:24

a card doesn't create local disks

What is the size and properties of Q?
Does the size match your local disk size?
Load any virtual disk software?

What is listed in Disk Management?


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#4
August 9, 2010 at 01:25:12

In Disk Management it doesn't show it,

I have Power Iso for Virtual Drive,

The Disk size of Q: is ZERO "0"


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#5
December 1, 2010 at 05:00:47

Hi, I have exactly the same problem, new instalation, windows 7 32bits, office2010 trial, avira antivirus and some drivers for my lenovo notebook, I got this LOCAL DISK (Q). What is that??? How can remove it or delete it??? Thanks

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#6
December 1, 2010 at 06:28:29

You have answered your own question in post #4.
Q is the virtual drive that has been created by PowerISO.

If you do not want it to show then open up PowerISO
Select options > configuration
click on Virtual Drive Tab
Select <Disabled> from the "the Set Number of Virtual drives:" drop down table
Click OK.
Q drive should no longer be displayed.

Virtual drives are useful for mounting and reading/using files from an ISO image without needing to burn the ISO to a CD/DVD.

PowerISO supports various image formats in addition to its own DAA proprietary format . Examples of supported formats are ISO, BIN, CUE, NRG, IMG and several other popular formats.


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