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  • One of my friends used my computer to download Sims 3, and now I have a virus. It seems to have created a whole virtual CD drive (J:) on my computer, and I can't delete any of it. The drive won't eject or delete. I followed the instructions in another page of the forum under "windows 8 disk management remove basic virtual disk," but it doesn't see (J:). It sees several other drives, just not that one. The virus is on this drive, and Norton isn't seeing it elsewhere, so I can't just delete that either, as it's showing the "disk" as read-only. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

    Thank you so much!

    PS: I have a screenshot if that would help. The forum won't allow me to post it here.

    PPS: The instructions I followed from the other forum page are: "If you don't want the virtual hard disk any longer, all you have to do is delete it.  You don't give specifics, so I will have to guess. 

    If this is a virtual hard disk used by a VM you tried to create in Hyper-V, first go into Hyper-V and delete the VM.  That just deletes the VM - not the disk.  After deleting the VM, there should be no process using the virtual hard drive, so you just have to delete it.

    Another thing you might have done is to create the VHD and mounted it to Windows 8.  In this case, you can't delete it because Windows 8 owns it.  Start computer management (compmgmt.msc).  Go to Disk Managment.  Find the entry for your VHD.  Right-click and detach it.  Then you can delete it.

    If it is not one of these things, you are going to have to give a more complete description of your environment and what is preventing you from deleting it.  .:|:.:|:. tim"


    sâmbătă, 14 septembrie 2013 19:43

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  • OP Here: 
    Yes.

    Right click on the drive.
    Click Properties.
    Open the Hardware tab.
    Click Properties.
    Go to the Driver tab.
    Click Disable.
    Click Uninstall.
    It will prompt you to restart your computer.

    Once you're back in, repeat the process. 
    The drive will still show (I haven't figured out how to remove it), but without drivers, it can't harm the computer.

    Norton no longer sees backdoor.graybird or any other threats on the drive.


    • Marcat ca răspuns de Kateri87 joi, 12 iunie 2014 02:43
    joi, 12 iunie 2014 02:42

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  • Rightclick on the drive J: and select "eject". Does this work?

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Marcat ca răspuns de Niki HanModerator joi, 19 septembrie 2013 02:48
    • Anulare marcare ca răspuns de Kateri87 joi, 12 iunie 2014 02:43
    • Propus ca răspuns de Declan Sligo marți, 2 decembrie 2014 13:14
    sâmbătă, 14 septembrie 2013 19:51
  • Go to Device Manager, check if the virtual CD drive is available. If yes, disable or uninstall the device.

    Niki Han
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marcat ca răspuns de Niki HanModerator joi, 19 septembrie 2013 02:48
    • Anulare marcare ca răspuns de Kateri87 joi, 12 iunie 2014 02:43
    luni, 16 septembrie 2013 03:10
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  • Hi, I've had the exact same problem, have you worked out how to delete it?
    marți, 21 ianuarie 2014 23:23
  • I have same problem too. I see this virtual drive only in My Computer, not in Disk management and Device manager, and I can't eject it, drive is empty and I getting "An error occured while ejecting 'CD Drive (G:)' error.
    joi, 30 ianuarie 2014 12:46
  • OP Here: 
    Yes.

    Right click on the drive.
    Click Properties.
    Open the Hardware tab.
    Click Properties.
    Go to the Driver tab.
    Click Disable.
    Click Uninstall.
    It will prompt you to restart your computer.

    Once you're back in, repeat the process. 
    The drive will still show (I haven't figured out how to remove it), but without drivers, it can't harm the computer.

    Norton no longer sees backdoor.graybird or any other threats on the drive.


    • Marcat ca răspuns de Kateri87 joi, 12 iunie 2014 02:43
    joi, 12 iunie 2014 02:42
  • OP Here: 
    Yes.

    Right click on the drive.
    Click Properties.
    Open the Hardware tab.
    Click Properties.
    Go to the Driver tab.
    Click Disable.
    Click Uninstall.
    It will prompt you to restart your computer.

    Once you're back in, repeat the process. 
    The drive will still show (I haven't figured out how to remove it), but without drivers, it can't harm the computer.

    Norton no longer sees backdoor.graybird or any other threats on the drive.

    joi, 12 iunie 2014 02:42
  • Hi I was having the same issue and when I go to do these steps as confirmed by the OP the option to disable the drive is un-clickable (greyed out). Any ideas?

    Thanks :)

    marți, 8 iulie 2014 15:02
  • To disabled a mounted disc image, do this:
    In the new task window, select the Disc Utilities option and then Virtual Drive.
    The Power2Go Virtual Drive window displays.
    Select the Disable virtual drive option.
    Click on OK.
    • Propus ca răspuns de Nami Yuu duminică, 3 august 2014 08:13
    duminică, 3 august 2014 08:13
  • I had the same problem. Showed up as a station but had no properties en could not delete it. Turned out it was created by PowerIso. Removed PI because it was a trial version I never used it anymore. The virtual station

    disappeared immediately. If this is also your problem you can try to look in the options of PI the solve it.


    luni, 25 august 2014 18:47
  • remove powerdvd8 sorted mine out

    sâmbătă, 6 septembrie 2014 22:09
  • Easiest Way Is TO Follow These Steps.

    Step 1 Search For Power2Go On your Computer

    Step 2 Open Power2Go

    Step 3 Put Your Mouse Cursor On Disk Utilities

    Step 4 Click On Virtual Drives

    Step 5 Click The Disable Box And Choose The Virtual Drive You Want TO Delet

    Step 6 BOOM YOUR DONE!!!!

    • Propus ca răspuns de zoobrick miercuri, 1 iulie 2015 08:40
    marți, 23 decembrie 2014 00:41
  • I managed to delete two virtual CDs by going to advanced start options and start the computer in safe mode. 

    joi, 29 ianuarie 2015 18:45
  • thanks a lot it worked for me
    joi, 26 martie 2015 22:59
  • thank you... this worked for me
    vineri, 22 mai 2015 21:51
  • thank man it worked...

    luni, 24 august 2015 13:51
  • If Created by Ultra ISO just delete the program and reboot and the disk will be gone.
    miercuri, 28 octombrie 2015 16:43
  • Thanks Nami Yuu...

    It worked for me :)

    sâmbătă, 31 octombrie 2015 09:43
  • thanks.  That's what was happening with me
    duminică, 20 decembrie 2015 00:00
  • It works mate!
    Thanks so much for the tips

    Seb

    marți, 26 ianuarie 2016 23:33
  • Thank you, zoobrick! Genius! :D
    joi, 3 martie 2016 04:12
  • How, Please tell me :'(
    luni, 19 iunie 2017 14:11
  • How, Please tell me :'(

    luni, 19 iunie 2017 14:11
  • How, Please tell me :'(
    luni, 19 iunie 2017 14:11
  • I followed your steps, and lo and behold, the virtual drive is gone. Thank you so much!!!!
    marți, 27 noiembrie 2018 15:35