Two system drives?

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  1. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend Registered Member

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    Returnil Virtual System 2010 Version 3.1.8774.5254-REL, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (fresh installation), Returnil Real-time Virus Guard disabled, Virtual System enabled. Two HDD (Seagate 500 GB + WD 320 GB, no RAID, no AHCI).

    After reading Virtualization/Rollback software test thread, I decided to try my luck with Returnil with option "Trust programs from real disk only" enabled.

    In Virtual System enabled mode --> I ran Mozbackup 1.4.10 Portable to backup Firefox profile. Returnil warned that executable was not on real disk and blocked it....also a similar message appeared in Returnil GUI --> I switched from "Trust programs from real disk only" to "Allow programs to run normally" --> backed up Firefox profile with Mozbackup 1.4.10 Portable without any problem/warning.

    Now problem is that whenever I enable option "Trust programs from real disk only", another drive (Z:) is visible in explorer with same size and contents (visually) as of system drive (C: Windows 7).

    With option "Allow programs to run normally", no Z: drive appears in explorer.
    Reproducible on my system/configuration. Any help to hide/get rid of this clone partition?

    http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/5603/samepartitions.th.png
     
  2. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Hi Boyfriend and welcome to the forums :)

    It is impossible to see the image so need to clarify things. What is the name of the drive (Returnil? or other?)

    Mike
     
  3. philby

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    Boyfriend - I have had the same Z-drive for ages on Win7 64 HP, see here. It's presence in Explorer doesn't seem to be related to the AE settings, however.

    philby
     
  4. Konata Izumi

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    I have this too.
    I formatted this Z: Drive which is named 'Returnil'...

    after that I can't boot my PC. :<
     
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    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Hi Konata Izumi,
    If the drive was assigned Z:\ with the name "Returnil", it would be the Virtual Drive and not your real system.

    Did you move a system folder to the Virtual Drive?

    Mike
     
  6. Konata Izumi

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    I don't know... all I did was grant access to format the Z: drive
    and I formatted it.

    then I can't boot.
     
  7. Boyfriend

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    @Coldmoon

    Thanks for kind reply. Unfortunately, I attached a small snap. The problem is that while Virtual System is enabled, whenever I select option "Trust programs from real disk only" in Virus Guard --> Another drive (Z: drive, which is not part of my HDD, perhaps Returnil related drive) appears in explorer (see snap). When I select option "Allow programs to run normally", then no problem and drive (Z:) disappears.

    It is reproducible across restart. Need some logs, info etc, please ask.

    Two System Drives (One is real drive C: other drive Z: is Virtual). Size: 493Kb

    Problem is that an innocent user might delete/change contents of C: or Z: and can result in non-bootable system (see comments of Konata Izumi)
     
  8. philby

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    Exactly!

    I've still got mine, which seems to come and go, complete with replicated volume label......
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  9. Boyfriend

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    Why not hide that virtual drive to reduce confusion to end users? Hope a fix will be included in next release build.
     
  10. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    It is a combination of issues that causes this in 64 bit systems and we are working to address it as quickly as possible. Look for an improvement here in the 3.2-3.3 series.

    Mike
     
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