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Virtual Drive BSOD

Q: Virtual Drive BSOD

I had 'Magicdisc' installed and it was working fine until a few days ago.I started getting blue screens due to the file 'mcdbus.sys' so i tried uninstalling 'MagicDisc' (which wasnt easy) and got rid of it using a command line to uninstall it. I wasn't sure if it uninstalled completely so I used 'CCleaner' and deleted faulty registeries. Then I installed 'Daemon Tools Lite' as I have to have a virtual drive and during installation, as soon as it said 'setting up virtual drive' my system gave a blue screen, this time due to the file 'dtsoftbus01.sys' and so I uninstalled the Daemon tools lite after logging into safe mode.

I really need a virtual drive software, but so far I've figured out that as soon as I install a program that creates virtual drive, my system starts giving blue screens. The system works fine otherwise.

Please help !!

Preferred Solution: Virtual Drive BSOD

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Virtual Drive BSOD

Welcome to TSF

Here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html - Follow those instructions and then tell me what is what, otherwise, I have no clue whatsoever what even COULD be causing the problem.

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My c: drive stopped working, so I installed a new drive, copied a lot of files from back up, and I think merged some Registries. I had my old Virtual XP machines working, complete with their programs installed. Then I did "one more thing" to the
Registry and crashed the newly installed Windows 7 and had to start over. This time I decided I didn't want to add a lot of garbage from my backup and old Registries, so I just copied needed files. However, now I can't get Virtual XP to work. I've run the
system check file, and it says my system can handle virtual machines. I've checked Windows Features, and it has a check mark for Virtual PC. When I install Windows XP (WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe), it completes the install, but, when I click to open it with Finish,
it says it can't.  When I try to install Virtual PC from Microsoft's current installation page (Windows6.1-KB958559-x64-RefreshPkg.msu), it says it isn't compatible with my version of Windows.  I found the original Virtual PC file from backup
(Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu), and it says it's already installed.  The Windows Virtual PC folder says it's empty.  When I click a previous machine that opened before, it tells me there is no configuration file.
I have Windows 10 on my AUSU Windows tablet and purchased Windows 8 for my laptop, so I am not just trying to get out of upgrades here!  :)  I have a flatbed scanner that won't run on any system higher than Windows XP, and I ha... Read more

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I have a Virtual PC running Windows XP and I changed the Network Adapter to use my home network to download an ISO image for VS2010. That worked but now when I start my Virtual PC and go to My Computer it reads my host PC's C drive and not the Virtual PC's C drive. Can anyone help me to 'reset' my Virtual PC to use the virtual C drive again? I found this problem when I went to mount the ISO image to install VS2010 that the virtual C drive icon was looking at my host C drive and not the virtual C drive.

A:Virtual PC 2007 does not use virtual C drive

Hello keviny, and welcome to TSG. I hope you receive the help you require so I'm going to move this to the XP forum where it will get better attention.

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Looking for this for a while now. The only thing i ever came across that was close was the microsoft virtual cd-rom drive program. Which i never really cared for in the first place.

Just looking for a quick, easy and painless way to mount a iso image and the like, without having to install a app to mount it, and autoplay it, explore it, etc....

Any and all suggestions is greatly appreciated.

Happy Holidays all!!!

A:Portable Image mounter / Virtual drive / drive emulator software

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Basically, I want to use my usb flash drive or daemon tools to burn music and then rip into lossless formats. I tried optical storage, but has not given good results lately despite the fact the cd-rw is new. With USB drive, it is a u3 flash drive 1gb from sandisk. And I have daemon tools lite on windows 7. All I know is the main idea is to have one of the two(if possible) be passed as a cd burner. The only problem is, I do not know how to do that, and any help is appreciated.

A:usb flash drive OR a daemon tools virtual drive to use as a cd burner.

Hi Pheonix220. Welcome .

Daemon Tools is a disk emulator, which means that it will create 'images' or ISOs from a CD or other source and can then "mount" it so that it appears to be a physical drive on your system.

I'm not sure exactly what your goal is, but I find it unlikely that Daemon Tools will be of use unless you want to creae ISOs of music for mounting and playing?

If you are more specific about what your needs are, perhaps we can be more helpful.

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Hello All,

I've been getting consistent BSODs while trying to start Windows Virtual PC (not Microsoft Virtual PC 2007) machines on my computer. I've tried various driver updates and a bios update and several system restores along the way, but to no avail. In the attached dump files, the last two crashes are from trying to start virtual machines, the most recent one is when I try to start a newly created vmcx, and the one before it is when I try to start/create the windows xp mode virtual machine. The errors are very consistent and happen every time at the exact same time. My setup:

Windows 7 Professional x64
i5-2500k CPU
ASROCK P67 Extreme4 with Bios v2.1
c300 solid state 128MB OS drive
1TB samsung spinpoint data drive
ATI Radeon 4800 graphics card

I've never tried posting to a forum before, but I'm at my wit's end on this one and the people here seem to be quite knowledgeable and helpful. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!

A:BSOD Starting Windows Virtual PC Machines (any machine, always bsod)

Quote: Originally Posted by seantomas

Hello All,

I've been getting consistent BSODs while trying to start Windows Virtual PC (not Microsoft Virtual PC 2007) machines on my computer. I've tried various driver updates and a bios update and several system restores along the way, but to no avail. In the attached dump files, the last two crashes are from trying to start virtual machines, the most recent one is when I try to start a newly created vmcx, and the one before it is when I try to start/create the windows xp mode virtual machine. The errors are very consistent and happen every time at the exact same time. My setup:

Windows 7 Professional x64
i5-2500k CPU
ASROCK P67 Extreme4 with Bios v2.1
c300 solid state 128MB OS drive
1TB samsung spinpoint data drive
ATI Radeon 4800 graphics card

I've never tried posting to a forum before, but I'm at my wit's end on this one and the people here seem to be quite knowledgeable and helpful. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!

These were caused by a memory exception. Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad ... Read more

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Every time I place a virtual DVD drive on my computer it makes my physical drive disappear in My Computer AND Device Manager :/.
Device Manager then instead just sees the Virtual Drive..
I've tried to do that upper/lower filter to no avail considering I don't have those options when I have a virtual drive.

The only way for me to make it appear in My Computer again is to unplug the SATA cable when the computer is off and reinsert in a different slot. Anyone know how to fix this issue considering unplugging and replugging shouldn't be answer ?

A:Virtual Drive makes physical drive disappear

What virtualization program are you using? It sounds like a program error, rather than a Windows error.

Virtual Clone Drive, and MagicDisc are both free programs.

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I've just got myself a new PC here, and I'm in need of a virtual hard drive or two. My laptop which I still use has been running MagicISO/MagicDisc for a long time now and never had a problem. Since both computers are on win7, I figured it would be the same situation on the desktop, but MagicDisc will not let me assign drive letters to any virtual drives, making them virtually unusable, no pun intended. The drives have question marks, even after I select a new drive letter and hit OK. I've tried many different letters, so that's not the problem. Someone on a different forum said to add more drives and they would work even if the first one didn't, but I've tried 1, 2, 3, and 4 drives, all of them have question marks, none of them will let me change them. Normally I'd write it off as crappy software, but I'm conflicted because the same exact program works so well on my laptop, which again is the exact same OS. My laptop never had the question marks, it just assigned drive letters automatically. In my frustration I tried to go with Daemon Tools Lite instead, but ended up with a completely different problem where the computer freezes during startup.

Can anyone tell me how to get MagicDisc to work like it does on my laptop? Or alternatively, is there a better (preferably free) program for creating virtual drives? I've gotten the impression that MagicDisc is a little outdated. Keep in mind this is a new machine with anti-virus software, and the only thing Windows warned me to be c... Read more

A:MagicDisc won't assign drive letters (virtual drive help)

Quote: Originally Posted by pegpin

... Keep in mind this is a new machine with anti-virus software, and the only thing Windows warned me to be careful with so far was MagicDisc itself. I know that's a huge red flag, but again my laptop has been running it for years without a hitch, so I didn't think much of it. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.

Perhaps your AV is blocking the software from running. What AV are you running? There may be an option where you can exclude the AV from blocking the MagicDisk software.

As far as alternatives, I use the freeware: Virtual Clone drive. I've never encountered problems using it. Also, in Win 7 & Win 8, you can simply double-click on the ISO and the OS will automatically mount it and assign it a drive letter. To unmount, simply right-click and select "Eject".

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Have a drive partition that shows in my explorer as a virtual dvd drive. Everything installeed on it works just can't access it to look at any files. Had a error on this partition a couple times when booting up windows checked everything and fixed whatever the problem was. Just need to be able to access the partition as I want to replace the drive. All other partitions on the drive work fine and can be looked at with explorer. Device manager shows all the partitions as proper size also. Any idea how to get the partition back to being accesible.

A:drive partition became virtual dvd drive after reboot unaccesible

Hi lentz,

Welcome to SevenForums.

1. make/model/ capacity of the drive ?

2. Internal? External? System drive?

3. How many partitions?

4. Surely this couldn't have happened all of a sudden without a precipitating factor. Has it or not? Could you think any of it? Any virtual CD ROM creating software? Anything you mounted on it? Any game CD you copied on to that partition? Was that partition accessible before? What data is there on that partition that you want to access?

We have no clues whatsoever from your problem description.

So apart from answers to the above, please post a full screenshot of Windows Disk Management ( Please remove any other external drives for easy identification of your problem drive) and also My Computer where the Virtual CDROM drive appears.

Please read and follow Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

That should help members here to see your problem in perspective and suggest possible resolutions. None can see in complete darkness.

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I just got a new/used Acer Aspire One laptop. The OS on the Acer and my home computer (a Gateway laptop) is Win 7 Home 32 bit. A Cruzer 4gb USB flash drive came with the Acer laptop.
The USB flash drive has been split up. 3.73gb's is on the original (drive letter G) and 97meg's is on a virtual drive (drive letter F). According to Win 7 computer management. The virtual drive on the USB stick is locked. Every attempt to dump the virtual drive and make the hole USB flash drive 4gb's with 1 drive letter have hit a dead end. I can reformat the 3.73gb on the original drive letter G but the virtual drive F remains read only. And I don't need the prog stored there anyways.

A:re: how to del a locked virtual drive on a usb flash drive

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As the title suggests i would like to know wot is the best virtual drive to run iso files on the computer.

A:Virtual Drive

Well, Virtual Drives are an emulated version of an *.iso, *.daa, etc. files. Therefore, there is nothing like a "best Virtual Drive" to run *.iso files.

Virtual drive

However, if you meant to ask if what was the best software for emulating/ burning *.iso files, then PowerISO 3.8 gets my vote. But it is a shareware and needs to be paid to activate the full version. If you want a free emulating software, then you can try your hands on Virtual CloneDrive Hope thats what you are looking for. Good Luck.

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I don't know where this is coming from but hopefully some can help me

I never created a new partition either.

Using Vista x64.

Sony VGN-FZ190

I unplugged all USB, it still remained there.

For example, if you plug in a USB flash drive, the letter shows up - then it disappears
when you remove it. In this case it proves its not external of the laptop itself
and / or a strange glitch.

On a side note, anyone find it really annoying that when deleting a shortcut or folder via right click
inside the start menu, it closes itself? XP is not like that, it stays open.

A:virtual dvd drive?

sorry dude...can u please explain the prob..i see that you have a virtual driver, u were trying to remove??

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OK i am wondering if anyone knows how to boot from an iso image or a virtual drive?
if this is at all possible that is. I heard something about creating a virtual disc and using it to boot.

A:help with virtual drive

Maybe there is a way to set a virtual drive through your bios instead of your OS

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I'm hoping to get my new box on line and running soon. It will have an Intel i7 chip and 12 gig of Ram, running a 300 gig 10K raptor for the OS, which is Windows XP 64bit.

I'm a photographer, and use Photoshop CS2 for my editing.

What good software could anyone recommend that would create a virtual drive, to use while editing images.

I have a 7200 rpm 1 terabyte drive for data, as well as a 1 terabyte RAID5 NAS for storage until files are archived.


A:Virtual Drive....

Not quite sure what you are looking for.

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Im thinking of downloading a virtual Dvd drive program, so I can play games without a disk, to test a problem I'm having at the moment. ANy good ones or ones that are easy to set up?

My Problem: PC freezes in newer games
DVD Drive- Freezing accompanied by whir from drive, only new games that require a disk (e.g. not Half-life 2)freeze. This is why I want to test a virtual drive, if this is the problematic hardware than the virtual drive will eliminate it.

Motherboard-Unlikely because older games and other programs run fine.

RAM- I have 256mb PC2100 and 512mb PC2700. Known to cause problems when combined types.

realblackstuff reckons its the RAM and it is the most likely, but everyone else whos had two types of RAM experienced reboots?

A:Virtual DVD Drive

DAEMON Tools is free and simple enough.

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i'm using this burning program that says i have a virtual cd drive (H i dont though, how do i get rid of it?

A:virtual drive

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Hey all, i am looking for a program that allows me to play my games without the CDs in. I think it is called virtual drive? maybe or maybe there is a better one out there. Any help would be appreciated. thanks


A:Virtual Drive?


You might try searching for Virtual CD here :


However I had problems using Virtual CD 3 (Full paid for version - not just a demo) whereby it would not allow copyrighted games (again games of which I own the original such as Operation Flashpoint) to be stored in the created 'virtual drive'. I continually got a dialog box saying 'check execution rights'.

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well in particular when I load the dvd for crysis it takes almost a minute to load it so I tried a virtual drive made by farstone anything made in the last year wont work with it does anybody know of a good virtual drive software they have used with the newer games out there I have windows vista 32-bit thanks

A:Virtual drive

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I was wanting to put all my iTunes files on a virtual CD-RW drive so that I could burn them as mp3s to a CD. I installed some virtual drive software called ZTekWare OCDE. It didn't work, so I uninstalled the virtual drive software. Now iTunes won't let me change the burner to my original internal burner, which was working fine before I installed the virtual drive. I run diagnostics in iTunes and it looks like the old virtual drive is causing me problems. Can anyone help me?



A:Can't Get Rid of Virtual CD-RW Drive

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Does anyone know how a virtual drive works, such as the ones used in
nero or daemon? Does it create a new file on the hard drive to temporarily
store the image and only load the needed files into ram? Does it load the
image into virtual memory and swap to ram? I'm wondering how using
images would actually affect performance.

Many thanks

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What is a virtual drive, and what does it do?

A:Virtual Drive...


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i keep getting a message when i try to print a large picture file which says innsufficiant memory according to my pc the file elbyvcd.mpd is damaged and i need to replace it but cant find it anywhere and i do not have it on a disk if anyone can help me it would be appreciated
thank you

A:virtual drive

Elbyvcd.mpd can be found in C (or whatever letter your harddrive is set to) c:\ Windows\ Systems\ Iosubsys. It should be on your windows installation disk.

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how can i tell if i have a virtual drive ?

i can not install a "lord of the rings" pc game, and i read that some types of music download websites create virtual drives on your computer, and this may cause a pc game to not install,

A:do i have a virtual drive ?

this may help

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Does anyone here know how to permanently delete a UDF virtual disc drive from the system? Its taking up too much space.

A:udf virtual drive

You might have Demaon tools installed. Go to Start/Control Panel/Programs and Features. Look to see if you have Demaon tools or equivalent installed. If so uninstall it.

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My computer is a vaios windows 7 home premium 64bit only 4 months old, my employer gave me the laptop brand new but had installed some things on it.

I have gotten a BSOD 4 times now 2 were in the very beginning before i had hardly downloaded anything and the last two times have been since i have downloaded a lot of software. So i really don't think the virtual box is the cause though now i have had 2 BSOD in 24 hours.

i am running ubuntu in the virtual box and am only using the terminal + emacs

please help me quickly as i need to finish a project and the BSOD is stopping me

i read the bsod posting thing and i believe i followed the instructions correctly!



A:BSOD When using virtual Box

Probably caused by : NETwNs64.sys ( NETwNs64+90968 ) Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5000 Series Adapter

Update Driver: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

Uninstall: DAEMON Tools is Known to crash Windows.
msconfig - boot faster and crash less.

1. Click on the Windows 7 start icon in the bottom left corner of your screen.

2. Type msconfig in the search box and then either press enter on your keyboard or double-click on the msconfig program that appears in the search results.

3. Windows 7 will launch Microsoft's System Configuration Utility. Click on the Startup tab.

4. This takes you to a page with a list of "startup items." Startup items are programs that are automatically loaded every time you turn on your computer. Some startup programs are absolutely necessary e.g Anti Virus, others are simply a waste of RAM.

5. Click on the OK button.

6. A message will pop up telling you that you must restart your computer before these changes will take effect. Click on "Restart" and your computer will automatically reboot.

7. That's it! Your computer should now boot faster and crash less.

If you ever want to turn on any of the startup items you disabled with msconfig , just run msconfig again.


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I am trying to install Windows 2000 Professional on a virtual machine. When starting the virtual machine, I get the following error:

STOP: 0x000000D1

It then created a dump of the physical memory. I have repeated the error three times. I am using an older Gateway laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. Thanks in Advance.

Gateway M305CRV
2.4Ghz Intel Celeron
1gb Memory
Windows 7 Ultimate X86

A:BSOD When Using Virtual PC

So, have you already gotten Windows 2000 installed and now it won't boot?Your specs are not really good enough to run a vm (marginally acceptable). I'm not sure if that can create a BSOD in the vm or not.You can try this: How to Create and Attach a Virtual Hard Disk in Windows 7Pay attention to Step 4: To Attach an Existing VHD FileAttach the VHD, and go find the memory dumps.Download BlueScreenViewNo installation required.Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.Navigate to the directory where the vm's memory dumps are located.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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Hi there,

Iam looking for a software like daemon tools or alcohol that would let me create a simple virtual drive. I just need to run some iso files, dont need all those new features.

The latest versions of this programs which are compatible with seven include the sptd driver and I hate it.

With xp I use daemon tools 3.47 which is sptd driver free but i cant get it to work with seven.

is there a way to make dt3.47 work with seven? or another software I can use?

A:Virtual drive software

Hi gj,

I often find that PowerISO's virtual drive management works rather well

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I utilize a certain software called Boardmaker for work.  The problem is that for me to run the program I always have to keep the cd in the drive for it to open.  It must run some security check or something.  I got a new laptop running windows 10 and I wanted to sort a way not to always keep the stupid disc in the drive.  I created an ISO and then mounted it but the program still knows the physical disc is not in the drive.  I used infrarecorder to create the ISO.  Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

A:ISO on a Virtual Drive in Windows 10

Here at BC there are rules that we must follow and cannot help you bypass security. The software is doing a check routine looking for a legit cd and that cd protection is hard coded into the disc itself.

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Ages ago I used a trial of Alcohol 120% to mount a .iso file

When the trial ended I unistalled Alcohol but didn't remove the DVD. Now I am stuck with this drive showing in my computer

It doesn't cause any problems - Just causes confusion when I can't remember which drive to click

How do I remove it?

A:[SOLVED] Virtual DVD Drive

Did you read this Knowledge base article on their website.

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I have a problem with virtual drive. I tried installig Daemon for mounting images, but XP would start and very soon freeze and processor would be working at 100% capacity. After having trouble in safe mode (100 % processor) I finally restore to previous state. Then I tried with NERO image drive. As soon as I enabled it system crushed so once again I had to use system restore.

I have SP 2.

A:Can not instal virtual drive

Ok, I had this problem a while back but I don't remember what I did to resolve it. I do know that if you encounter this crashing problem, you can boot your computer into safe mode and uninstall the offending product. Then when you reboot, your computer should boot fine as the offending program will be gone.

Did your computer freeze right after installing daemon tools before you even loaded an image?

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hi i installed a clone cd virtual drive which came to suck and when i uninstalled clone cd it stay i have uninstalled it through device manger but on restart it pops back up its reall gay.
i dont know if i am i the the right forum
please help?

A:Virtual drive screwing up

mmmm., you may have to get a third party uninstaller like (Advanced Uninstaller Pro) that normally lets you go above and beyond the installation process. other than that i am not sure, it is probably sticking around in your registry and may have to physically delete them. on a side note try getting a copy of Daemon Tools, far as i am concerned the best!

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Whenever my computer reads a virtual disk drive it freezes and then shuts down. I'm thinking I might be missing an important .sys in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers. Is there any way I can find out which driver I'm missing?

A:Virtual Drive Problem

Have you tried un-installing and re-installing the virtual drive?

What software are you using for the virtual drive?

Also some system stat's on your system if possible?

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but a while back i was fiddling with all kinds of different software such as PowerISO and MagicISO and Alcohol 120% and during the course of time, I made a fake(virtual) drive. (K:/) drive, is fake, I only have 1 DVD drive, and for some reason, i've used those programs features that say 'dismount all virtual drives' and the 'disable' feature, yet it still remains?

anyone feel like taking a shot at explaining this one?


A:Stubborn Virtual Drive

I think in many cases (Alcohol 120% for sure) you have to uninstall either the virtual drive component or the program itself to remove the virtual drive. I think you are just disabling the function of the virtual drive.

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NOT sure if this is the right forum or thread?

My granddaugter was scratching the CDs for her games constently putting them in and out. So using MajicISO I have made iso images of her games and have been trying figure out if there is a way to add parameters to the short cut to auto unmount the current image, then mount the approriate image for the game she is starting. So I don't have to be there to do it for her manualy.

A:Virtual Drive Commands


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Hello peeps, I'm wondering if someone can help me. I am running Windows Vista with SP2. When I open my "Computer" window displaying the drives on my pc, I noticed that a game that I mounted a few days before using I believe Poweriso or Magiciso, the drive and game was still there. It says : "DVD Drive (K:)", and under that says "0 bytes free of 5.83 GB". Also it's the icon of the game. When I right click and hit eject, the game icon changes to a normal empty DVD drive icon, but then when I close and reopen the folder, the game icon is back. I have no idea how to get rid of these files, I just want to delete them because it's taking up 5.83GB of space on my pc. Can someone please help me, Ill respond quickly if more info is needed. Thank you all!!

A:I need Help deleting a Virtual drive.

I figured it out, so don't worry about it. Thanks.

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Hello forum! I am a practicing astrologer of limited financial means (Pluto in the 2nd house). I have a very expensive program (WinStar+ by matrix) installed on my ex-wife's computer (formerly mine) and would like to use it for other clients without having to take them to her house! So, can I upload this application to the virtual drive on gmail and use them, say from the client's computer in the client's home?

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I need to know if the image I mount on a virtual drive can be saved on that virtual drive.Whenever I restart my computer I loose the content of my virtual drive but the drive itself is still there.Is there a way to keep the mounted image on the virtual drive permanently?
Thank you

Also Can I copy a virtual drive to a cd?

A:image on virtual drive

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A while ago, I installed Alcohol 120%. This created a virtual CD drive. When I uninstalled alcohol120, the virtual drive remained (and the computer thinks that it is a real drive). I have tried right clicking on the drive in the device manager and pressing delete, but the drive just comes back. Any ideas of how to get rid of it?

A:Stuck With a Virtual CD drive

I have heard of this problem before, but can't remember what the fix was. Try going into your device manager and find it there and uninstall it as if it were an actual cd-drive.

edit: if you need more indepth instructions just let me know.

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Hi, I have successfully installed and used VirtualDrive 6.2 on my computer, but am having problems creating a usable image file of the game Black and White.

I think it is probably down to copy protection. Even when the image file is in the 'drive', Black and White still asks for the CD to be inserted.

Any comments?

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Ok, this is my first time creating a virtual drive, and wanted to know what path, or folder to put it in. It lets you select the letter to be used, then asks what path. This is where I'm stuck, because every path/folder I've tried, gives the new drive a duplicate of what's in the original path/folder. Should I just create a folder and name it F:, then put it in my hard drive (C??

A:Creating a Virtual drive, need help.

try this http://www.j-a-associates.com/vdc.htm

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I have a Win 8.1 and I do not want to upgrade to Win 10, first concernes are about the lak of all Drivers (Sound, LAN,WLAN,BT).
Before the Free Upgrade ends I thought to do a Image of my Win 8.1 Partition, upgrade it and see how it goes.
Now, my HDD is 1TB, there are several user Partitions that I do not want to have a "Copy".

What is the Best way (and simplest/Direct) to Image my System Partition?
Will it be Bootable?

A:Best way Imaging HDD to a Virtual Drive

If your intention is just to test Windows 10, see how it works on your hardware and if it finds all drivers, you don't have to install Windows 10: you can simply download a pre-installed Windows 10 on a virtual hard disk, add it to your Windows 8.1 boot menu and that's it.

If happy with it, you will then have time to install Windows 10 normally by upgrading your Windows 8.1 until Friday night.

Free upgrade countdown:


See the tutorial on our sister site Eight Forums: Windows 10 - Test Try with No Risk, No Install

Video in the above mentioned tutorial shows the whole easy process. Video was also posted here on Ten Forums in our video thread:

Originally Posted by Kari

New video: Windows 10 - Test & Try with No Risk, No Installation needed (for Win8 users)

Video is meant to show Windows 8 / 8.1 users how to test Windows 10 risk free on their real physical hardware, without any virtualization or need to install Windows 10, using a pre-installed 90 day trial version of Windows 10 on a virtual hard disk in dual / native boot.

Very simple procedure, totally free for 90 days, lets you test & try Windows 10 in dual native VHD boot before upgrading. Time needed for the whole process (not counting download & ZIP extraction time) = one minute

Full video description and tutorial at EightForums.com: Windows 10 - Test Try with No Risk, No Install

This is basically the sam... Read more

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I searched for this on this forum, but only came up with one post. Don't know if this has been addressed before or not.

I am looking for a good virtual drive program. All I want it for is games. I LAN alot and I hate dragging my cd's along. I've used Alcohol before, and it worked pretty good. But it's support is very slim. I also just tried GameDrive. It hardlocked my comp up 4 times. I won't be installing it again. I've heard of Daemon Tools before too. Didn't know anything about it though. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance!

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I have never had anyproblems with game drive and I think its easier to use than daemon tool

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I established a VHD and then realized that what I really wanted to do was to create a Partition, and this I did. However, when I deleted the VHD, the hard disk space was not made available, so I have just shrunk my hard drive by 100gb. Does anyone know how to reclaim this space?

A:Virtual hard drive

You should have a VHD file on your hard drive. Simply delete that. If it is mounted, you need to unmount the VHD by right clicking the drive letter in Computer and selecting eject then delete the VHD file.

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I am trying to run American Heritage Talking Dictionary 3 on my VISTA platform. Is there any way to simply copy all the files to the hard drive and edit the settings so that it runs properly from there?

If I need some kind of virtual software, any recommendations? I was looking at MagicISO.


A:Virtual Drive for running CD

You can use MagicISO to create an ISO file of the CD.
Then use MagicDisc to mount the ISO.

But why pay for something you don't have to. You can create and mount the ISO with plenty of other free utilities.

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How do I get the password to be not required when opening a Virtual drive? THe OS is xp home

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Well here’s my question, I recently got a netbook, the Acer Aspire One, and because it doesn’t have a CD/DVD drive I’ve been using a virtual drive and experimenting with what games I could get to run on it, which has so far has been older games like Morrowind and Halo. Seeing as is could handle those games at a fairly good frame rate I figured I would try a newer game like Supreme commander FA which the Acer can just meet the minimum system requirements for. I created an iso from my desktop and mounted it in my virtual dive and I was able to install it ok, however when I go to run the game some how it’s able to tell that it’s being run in a virtual drive and I get an error saying Please disable any virtual drives or emulators before running the game. So I was wondering if there where any virtual drive creators that can get around this, I’m currently using Alcohol 52%, or at least by what processes the game is figuring out it’s in a virtual drive.

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