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Power Iso Virtual Drive Manager

Q: Power Iso Virtual Drive Manager

Hi guys
an icon for Power ISO Virtual Drive Manager has suddenly appeared in my System Tray. I don't know if it came as part of XP or it downloaded itself along with something else from the net. I don't know what it does and I don't think I want it. I can exit the program but it reappears with every startup although its not in the startup list? There does not seem to be an option to get rid of it. Can you help please

Preferred Solution: Power Iso Virtual Drive Manager

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A: Power Iso Virtual Drive Manager

Hi Hoopoe.
Open Run,then type "msconfig",under "startup" tab,there is a list of programs which start on windows startup.Just find your program name from the command list or sth like its name,then disable its tick symbol.Press OK,then Restart your computer

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Hey, I'm using a Lenovo T430s (Windows 10) . Recently, my DVD RW Drive showed it's powered off, and it wouldn't turn on saying that a specified module of Power Manager wasn't found (see the pic 1). Moreover, the battery icon has dissappeared from the toolbar on the right bottom. Any particular solutions for this?I tried downloading the Desktop Power Manager for this from https://support.lenovo.com/in/en/downloads/ds003852. The installation fails saying there's an older version already downloaded (see pic 2). I'm not able to find the older version also to uninstall it

Rashaad Mirza

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

A:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.



The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.


Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.


Best Regards,

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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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Hello. I'm having issues with my t450S not being able to go in to sleep mode. Everything I've read says that these two programs have major issues with Windows 10 and could be the source of my problem. I go to uninstall and it says that the program can't run on this version of Windows. Ok, so I have tried many of the solutions offered in this forum and nothing has worked thus far: * c:\swtools\readyapps\pwrmgrv\setup.exe -l0x9 -AddRemove* change compatibility mode of programs and try then* straight up add/remove button Please let me know what I can do to get these off my system (without reverting back to Windows 7).  Thank you! 

A:Windows 10 can't uninstall power manager or fingerprint manager

Welcome to the hole to nowhere. I assume you read that 45 mile long post to nowhere,with a zillion fix recommends.Use your time more wisely.(1) Buy SSD and SSD bracket for your machine.(2)Install windows 10 creators edition on SSD.(3) Use external item to connect old HDD via USB.(4)Install all Lenovo software from your support page. (5)Install all other software, aol, quicken, windows office.(6) While win 10 HDD is running, use ALL known backups from your software vendors, ie aol, quicken, office etc.(7)Copy your pics, email, etc from old HDD to new clean SSD.=Going back to win 7, forget it.When you are done, you have a New Slick surfboard. Not a muddy swap with snakes, etc. =Your T450s is Officially supported win 10 Lenovo.You took the shortcut. Granny Lenovo did give directions. https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht103616 The above recommends will bypass the shortcut, back to win7, etc.Clean and mean is better than mud.Expense: Your time and a external USB HDD connector item. +$70 SSD(buy on sale).You will get better educated on DISASTER recovery solutions for your machine.=You should also purchase a Seagate external USB-HDD slimeline 1 TB HDD to cover your buns in the rain.http://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-backup-plus-slim-1tb-external-usb-3-0-2-0-portable-hard-drive-bl...Buy it on sale. $44. Get the one with Seagate dashboard (actually www.nero.com backup incremental). You can store windows backup System Image here. Create your own folder, dr... Read more

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When trying to shrink a partition in Win7 x64 the following alert is given:

Virtual Disk Manager: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

How can I enable the service, and also it cannot be found in services.msc

Update: >_< The issue was the disk defragmenter service was disabled as I have an SSD however the virtual drive manager is tied to the service. Disabling disk defragementer will disable virtual drive manager which is required for partition shrinking.

That and two hours of fiddling yielded no solution but a single post to sevenforums resulted in an epiphany that revealed the answer :-)

A:Virtual Disk Manager

Cool thanx that worked for me too..

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What's a good (and free) virtual desktop manager to use on XP?


A:Virtual Desktop Manager

All these are free, work on XP, and have received good reviews.

MS PowerToys XP
Virtual Desktop
Virtual Dimension
Virtual Desk
JS Pager Virtual Desktop

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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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Vista / XP Virtual Desktop Manager

Create Multiple desktops for Vista, I have this freeware downloaded to my Windows Ultimate XP 64 and it appears to be running smoothly.

Vista&#47;XP Virtual Desktop Manager - Home

Best and Warm Regards
Adrian Wainer

A:Vista / XP Virtual Desktop Manager

Already posted - please search the forums before posting.

Latest Beta Software

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I have installed Windows 8.1 Enterprise on HP laptop 445 G2. I enabled Hyper-V feature and it was working for few months.
After few months Virtual Switch Manager not opening and getting below error.

And in device manager below warning message coming for Microsoft Hyper-V Network Switch default Minipot.

I have reinstalled the Hyper-V feature and rebooted the laptop several times but issue remains same...
FYI NIC card and other device drivers are updated with latest driver versions.
Please help in resolving the issue.....

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I was using Daemon v4.03 to play some .iso games...
but I used it to mount some .bin file, and it said:"wrong disc". what is worse it that after that i use daemon to mount .iso file, it still don't work and says: "insert wrong disc".

what can i do? please help me~~

A:virtual DAEMON manager problem!!!

Are these files that you have been able to mount in there before and run without any problems or were these freshly a freshly made iso for a new game you just got?

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I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 by creating a partition on my harddrive and installing the new OS in the new partitino and having a DUAL BOOT.
The problem is, when I open the Computer Management ---> Disk Management ---> and right click on my main drive to shrink the volume, the Virtual Disk Management gives me an error message:
"The service cannot be started, either because it has been disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it"
I have no idea what this means,. can anyone help?
My hardrive is 160 GB and Windows 7 is installed on all of it, there is not other partition on the main hard drive except for the Windows 7 installation.
Thank you very much

A:Virtual Disk Manager error

Do you by chance have the disk defragmenter service disabled?
Computer management>services and Applications>services   then locate and ensure the Disk Defragmenter service is enabled.
Without the disk defragmenter service you will be unable to shrink partitions however you can still extend them.
Furthermore if the virtual disk service was disabled or not functioning you would not be able to access the disk management tab within the computer management console as the information is populated using the virtual disk service.

Advanced User: IT Consultant

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There is a screenshot:

I cannot figure out how to fix my USB flash drive. It is recognized as a USB DISK 2.0 USB drive.
The model is an 8 GB Dane-Elec but the site says there isn't any drivers required. I can access it on my XP, Mac, and 7 PC's but not on my 8.

What does my USB have to do with a virtual disk?
Help is much appreciated!

A:USB 2.0 Not Working: Virtual Disk Manager

UPDATE: Error still continuing, tested out on my work PC. It can be accessed.

Windows 8 is still not reading it.

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I am looking good virtual multiple desktop manager software for windows 7 64 bit ?
the android got 5 desktops . is there a program does that on windows 7?

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After the recent upgrade to windows 10 , I can no longer access HP PowerManager, or HP setup mamager.  The message is 'This app has been blocked for your protection' An administrator has blocked you from using this app...Publisher not trusted.   I am the only user, I am the administrator  I am six secnds away from unistalling Windows 10. Any insight would be appreciated.

A:HP Power Manager & Set Up Manager Blocked Windows 10

I am experiencing the same problem and I cannot get operate the web cam on my HP Touchsmart 310-1110UK PC.  Can HP user support provide a solution?

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I am looking for an easy to use tool which expands my desktop to a larger virtual screen. I have evaluated many different programs.
All the ones which I found use hot keys and switching mechanisms to choose between different virtual screens.
What I am looking for is something which is similar to rvd.exe (reflection virtual desktops) which came with older versions of ReflectionX. Of course it should run on w7 preferrable x64.
Rvd simply created a large screen area e.g. in a 3x4 matrix and the actual screen was just one tile of this matrix.
The overview window sat on every tile, it could be positioned and resized freely and the matrix could be defined to your liking.
There was no need for hotkeys or to fumble around in a menu of a tray icon.
You could easily drag windows from one tile to the other in the overview window and you could also have windows appear partly on one tile and partly on another. To switch to another virtual desktop you just clicked on the desired tile.
You could make the overview window stay on top or bring it to front by clicking on its taskbar entry.
This scheme makes it very flexible and easy to use.
Does anybody know a virtual desktop manager which behaves like rvd as described above?

A:Multiple Virtual Desktop Manager Wanted

You could try
1. Sys Internals Desktops
2. Virtual Dimension
Virtual Dimension
3. Dexpot
Dexpot - The utility for virtual desktops

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Hi friends

                   I am facing the issue in virtual router manager in  windows 10, already i was used windows 8.1 on that version not faced the issue
   could you please help me how to solve that issue?
    an event was unable to invoke any of the subscribers (exception from hresult: 0x80040201)


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I work at the help desk at a University. My boss wanted me to test System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), to see if we could use it to virtualize our end users' desktops. The SCVMM software was easy to install. It was also easy to use the "Convert Server" wizard, but the problem is...it doesn't work!

I took an old 750MHz machine with 256MB RAM, with XP Pro SP2 and supposedly turned it into a virtual machine. But whatever I do in the SCVMM console to this virtual machine, does not happen on the physical machine, and vice versa. I just got done installing Vista on the virtual machine through the SCVMM console, and guess what? Friggin' XP is still running on the physical box. It's like they're not connected at all. I can even physically turn off the physical machine, but it's still running in SCVMM.

I don't know why my boss wants to use a Server vitualization program to virtualize desktops, but he does. So is it that SCVMM just doesn't work for desktops, or am I doing something wrong? I don't have any experience with virtualization, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi there,

I have been advised to do a Combofix scan and log the results onto here as a suspicious process has been found.

If you could please take a look it would be greatly appreciated.


A:Task Manager And Virtual Memory Issues!

Hi all,Some help with my computer would be greatly appreciated!Firstly, I am using Adobe CS3 all the time, more specifically illustrator alot.Maybe once or twice a day it unexpectedly quits on me (losing all I had been working on) and throws back an error message that says I have run out of virtual memory - however, to me this seems impossible as I have 4GB physical memory as well as 4GB virtual memory...Secondly, whenever I attempt to open Task Manager the little icon appears in taskbar, but no task manager appears! This is why I suspect some dodgy malware going on inside my computer...I have run Combofix:ComboFix 08-08-18.05 - erobinson 2008-08-20 17:32:12.1 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.61.1033.18.2669 [GMT 10:00]Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\erobinson\Desktop\ComboFix.exeCommand switches used :: C:\Documents and Settings\erobinson\Desktop\WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Pro-BootDisk-ENU.exe * Created a new restore point.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-07-20 to 2008-08-20 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2008-08-20 11:33 . 2008-08-20 17:06 <DIR> d-------- C:\MY PERSONAL DOCS2008-08-18 08:38 . 2008-08-18 09:24 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot_bak2008-08-07 16:18 . 2008-08-07 16:23 <DIR> d-------- C:\EMMMMMMAS DOCS2008-07-25 18:18 . 2008-07-25 18:18 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\erobinson\App... Read more

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Hahah, what a joke.

Okay, so I can't change the drive letter.

Epic. It wouldn't be worth the total embarrassment for me if I owned a company responsible for this - I'd step away too.

Do I need to use Partition Magic again?

//The more I keep hearing/reading "do you have a backup?" - makes me believe the tool (OS) isn't capable of handling/accessing the data properly. Responsibility shifting.

A:Virtual Disk Manager - The Parameter is Incorrect

The parameter is incorrect. Hahaha, this is hilarious... Does not compute....

Hey Bill: uhh, your parameter is incorrect. Really? Oh damn dude.. Does not compute...

Can we get a joke section here? Maybe Woz would come and hang out some, could send him links..

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I installed virtual XP on Win 10 Pro. When trying to open it in Hyper-V Manager it fails to connect even though it shows in the manager small box that it loaded XP and was ready for use. According to SystemInfo my AMD-Gigbyte computer supports all the requirements for Hyper-V. Tried restarting or creating another virtual but no success. Same error of timed out and failing to connect shows up. I seems to hang up loading the virtual program even though in the Manager it shows loaded and ready to us. Tried several things to no success. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Hi guys!!

So I have bought a dock station and i have 2 hard drives of 500gb.
I used the disk management to try to format and many other solutions, like other programs to format them but no success so far...
the hard drives are in RAW and i can?t format to NTFS or FAT32.. have read dozens of threads... but nothing...

any recommendations?


A:virtual disk manager the format did not complete successfully

Hello welcome to TSF! Which program have you used other than Windows Disk Manager?

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My system does not support hotspot. Command prompt always displays the message " Hosted network not supported by the group".  Also, Microsoft hosted virtual adapter driver is missing in the device manager and I can not find it on the official HP site for downloading. Kindly look into the matter and reply asap.

A:Microsoft hosted virtual adapter missing in device manager

Hi @Ugiwara,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with an error "host network not supported". I will be glad to help you. Please look at these Microsoft post.Using Wireless Hosted Network and Internet Connection SharingFix network connection issues in Windows 10 Please review the following document, as it may help to resolve the issue for you:HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 10) You can also try using the Windows Update, to check for drivers that will work with Windows 10.  You can check this site as well: HP Products - Where Do I Find Windows 10 Drivers and Software for My Model? If you are having trouble installing the drivers, you can use the tool at the following site: Open the Windows Update troubleshooter It is possible that drivers may not be available for your product.  If that is the case, or the drivers you found are not working, try using the solutions on this site as a workaround, and let me know how it goes: How to: Install and Update drivers in Windows 10  Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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Hi there Im the new guy. I been getting a pop up telling me that my virtual memory is too low and that my computer is creating more? Also i have this problem, when i start my computer my internet is usually fast but as some time goes by it starts to get slower. It freezes sometimes causing me to have to end it abruptly. I opened my task manager and there are at least 10-15 iexplorer.exe running even after i close my internet. what can i do? ANother thing for some reason it takes a long time for the files in my computer to open. I mean sometimes my documents freezes for a few seconds before opening??? Im not computer iliterate but i have no idea what to do?

A:virtual memory low and multiple iexplorer.exe running on task manager

What are your virtual memory settings?

Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab. In the Performance pane, click Settings. In the Performance Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab. In the Virtual memory pane, click Change.

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Hi I'm a newby so not sure yet of how you guys work.

In a fit of stupidity I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, and went with dual boot, but it just would not see my WiFi router regardless of what I tried, so got rid of it following some online advice, using the bootrec.exe/fixmbr command, which now allows me to boot straight into Vista.

However, if you look at the pic attached you will see I have a huge lump of free space 41.64gb free space which I can't use for anything.

Is there a way for me to re-combine the 41.64gb free space with the C: drive again, the options allowed are displayed in the pic, also there is another slice of the drive 5.37gb which I'd also like to be able to use.

I'm not sure I've made my self clear on what I'd like to acheive, which is to bring both of theses slices back in to the C: drive.

On right clicking the 5.37gb drive the only option is Help, as neither of theses slices has a drive letter I don't see how I can do anything to them.

The only options I have for the 41.64gb free space seems to be to make a simple volume (not sure what that actually means) or delete the partition.

I'd like to get back to how it was before I installed Ubuntu, IE a C: & S: with no more partitions, preferably without having to re-install Vista.

Thanks in hopeful anticipation.


PS for clarity I've cut and pasted the options for each slice of the drive below the relevant slice

A:Problem with free space in computer manager/drive manager

Download Easus Partition Master EASEUS FREE Partition Manager Software: Free Partition Magic alternative for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 and Server 2000/2003/2008 Hard Drive partitions..

Should give you the tools you want.


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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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Okay-I'm confused.And,I've been wondering about this since I bought this pc about 2 years ago ! I have a Compaq Presario (HP) CQ57-229WM Notebook PC that I bought from Wal-Mart a couple of years ago and this machine seems to have TWO "power plans" on it ! Why ???

It has the HP Power Manager & the regular Win 7 Power Options settings Can anyone give me some advice about which one of these I should go with ? Can I remove the HP Pwr. Mgr. ? SHOULD I remove the HP Power Mgr. ? WHY are there TWO power plans on ONE pc ??? I don't get it. Someone PLEASE enlighten me ! Did HP put this on my pc just to confuse me ????? Helllllllllllllllppppppppppp !!!!!!!!!

Ruh,roh...I just found a post regarding the exact same issue on this site by Googling.Sorry guys.But,still feel free to comment if you'd like.

Well,helllllllll !How'd that get on Google so fast ?? That's mine ! So,please disregard the "ruh,roh".And,again PLEASE helllllllllllpppppp.He,he,he.And,again...Thank you !

Ha,ha...that's funny.....I just loked at the Google page again and it said it was posted 20 hours ago ! Hmmmmmm.That's funny,Because I JUST finished posting this not 5 mins ago ! Hmmmmmmm.Must be this vpn and the proxies.He,he.

A:Win 7 Power Options or HP Power Manager ??

HP Factory Install is the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, larded with bloatware and duplicate utilities which interfere with better versions built into Win7. That's why most tech enthusiasts won't even run such an install but instead Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Everything needed is in the blue link to get and keep a perfect install just like a million others have done without a single complaint.

If you'd rather first try to clean it up you can try these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware
but HP is the worst of all brands for its bloatware so if you ever want to experience native perfect Win7 performance on that machine I'd do the reinstall.

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ok i am a novice in this department and what i want to do is to completely remove the sound of the video (used for this experiment ) after keeping only desierable part and then remoivng the original audio from it and putting the audio which i want to be. the real problem is i am unable to remove the original audio from it, so if u can help me plz . all are almost but yet i have given u the software names i am using.

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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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I recently got a new hard drive. The first thing I did was create a new partition. After that, I copied the contents of my C drive to the new partition using HDCopy. Next, I changed the letter of my C drive(changed it to Z) and changed the letter of my new partition to C. Now it looks like everything works, but I do have one question. When I go to windows computer management, it still says my drive that used to be C is my system drive and my NEW C drive is Page File. Here's a screen shot to help:http://i42.tinypic.com/1zxbg9e.jpgI'm wondering if this is problematic and if there's any way to make my C drive listed as the system driveThanks,Austin

A:C drive not listed as system drive in windows drive manager

Your pc is still booting to the Z drive it seems. You might want to try just backing up your stuff and doing a format so that the new drive does not contain your system root.

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Hi, I really need some help here.

My system has two drives:
1) SSD (C: drive) where my win7 OS boots from (call this normal_win7)
2) HDD (D: drive) where I keep my data

I created a D:\virtual_win7.vhd file and installed win7 on it (for testing purposes) following these instructions:

Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

When I boot, I get no boot menu asking me to choose either between normal_win7 or virtual_win7 install. By default, it boots into virtual_win7. To boot into normal_win7, I need to press F11 at reboot to enter into Boot Menu and select it. I thought I would be presented with a boot menu at reboot each time? Those instructions I followed in the link told me the boot manager would be present. So I got a feeling something went wrong somewhere.

These are some things I observed:

1. I installed EasyBCD within normal_win7 and it only has one entry listed in the bootloader:

HTML Code:
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
2. Within System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Startup and Recovery, there is also only one entry.

3. In Disk Management (within normal_win7), the vhd does not appear.


What do I need to do to get the boot menu manager going when I reboot my system to allow OS selection?

Why doesn't the vhd appear in Disk Management within normal_win7? Is it because it is being dynamically mounted each time it is booted into? I thought th... Read more

A:Boot issues with virtual hard disk. No windows boot manager

I guess everyone is using win8 these days, or my question is at the cutting edge of technology that no one knows the answer

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Windows is lying through its teeth.

Is there a service I need to start ?

There is a very brief pop-up with the title bar "Querying Shrink Space", which then launches
The error pop-up with the title bar "VIRTUAL DISK MANAGER" and the message
"The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it"

Is the source of the problem :-
an error in the object "Querying Shrink Space" ?
or the absence or failure in an object called "Shrink Volume Wizard"

I can choose to EXTEND a partition and an "Extend Volume Wizard" pops-up and will implement my wishes.
I guessed there might by a "Shrink Volume Wizard" and Google found many instances.

Under Services I find that "Virtual Disk" is
Startup Type "Manual Startup", and
Status "Started"

I am using 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate + SP1 with 8 GB RAM.

I have a primary OCZ 56 GB SSD and a Secondary Samsung 931,5 GB HDD holding 3 Primary partitions followed by 5 Secondary partitions.

I also have a 600 GB HDD which is OFFLINE to protect its RAW DATA from accidental damage - I am testing data recovery tools in my spare time.

I cannot shrink ANY partition on either Drive.

W.D.M. under "More Actions" / "Create VHD" will create a 300 MB VHD

Then "More Actions" / "All Tasks / "Initialize Disk" I select "MBR" and get 299 MB Unallocate... Read more

A:Help - Windows is says it "Cannot Start Virtual Disk Manager"


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

A:Virtual Drive...


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

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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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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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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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