I have a ghost drive

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  1. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    I have a very strange and a bit spooky problem that I cant figure out.
    I have reinstalled windows 8,1 to a hybrid drive. Before the installation I had windows installed on a SSD.

    I have had the SSD with windows installed connected to the computer during the installation of windows to the new drive. I physically removed the SSD from the computer, but still the drive is there!? All the files are intact and I can handle it as if the SSD still was connected (ie start programs, copy, delete, create files on the ghost SSD drive)

    It is the D drive in the picture. Anyone know how this can happen?
     

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  2. Brian K

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    sukarof,

    Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management? Thanks.
     
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    Are you saying you have physically removed that drive, but you can double-click on it and "Explore" the folders and files on the drive? If so, then that drive is NOT disconnected.

    Make sure you do not have a USB flash drive connected somewhere that, for some reason, Windows thinks is a SSD.
     
  4. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    Re: I have a ghost drive [SOLVED]

    Yes, Bill_Bright that is exactly what I am saying! the SSD disk is in front of me detached from the computer. I had two SSD drives (Cruicial 64 and OCZ Agility 120GB) I have removed them both. And the disk is there even after reboot. I cant figure this out. I have no other USB-drives connected.
    The drive doesnt show up in bios though.

    I am thinking that it has been copied to some of my bigger drives somehow ( have tested imaging software and InstantRescue quiet a bit latest weeks, maybe something happened there?

    Brian_K here is the screenshot.

    *edit* And now that I see the screenshot I notice that it resides as a partition on my brand new 2TB SSHD! (Thanks for the input Brian_K).

    And now it all comes back to me! :oops:

    I DID try to do a restore of an Macrium image to my new hard drive, but it couldnt boot so I reinstalled windows and totally forgot that I tried the restore to dissimilar hardware feature in Macrium! Now I am embarrassed :oops: :oops:
     

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  5. Brian K

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    That's fine. You are on top of it now.
     
  6. Bill_Bright

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    Ah! Okay, now that makes sense.

    Thanks for clarifying.
     
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