Why so I sometimes see an unknown drive on my computer that I cannot access?

Whyzat March 26, 2013
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I have an unknown Drive Q: on my computer. When I try to access it “ACCESS DENIED” message comes up.

I don’t like having anything on my computer I can’t find out what is. How can I get rid of this monster? It shows up sometimes when I check my computer and sometimes it doesn’t.

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  1. Réy Aétar
    April 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    r u using a 3g dongle or a card reader that has no card in it???

  2. Jim Chambers
    March 26, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Your computer may have been zombified by a bot-net. Run a full scan with Malwarebytes in safe mode and delete found items.

  3. Chris Marcoe
    March 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    What are you doing when it shows up? Do you have a flash drive that you can't read? Do you have anything else plugged in you can't access?

    Maybe try to right-click it when you see it. Might give a clue as to what it is.

  4. Bruce Epper
    March 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    The next time you see in show up on your system, find out what it is mapped to in Disk Management (right-click on Computer & select Manage from the context menu then choose Disk Management in the left-hand pane and look for the Q: drive in the right-hand pane).

  5. Alan Wade
    March 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Could it be a recovery partition perhaps?

  6. Alan Wade
    March 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    A recovery partition perhaps?

  7. ha14
    March 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    have you installes a virtualization software, program designed to let Windows see a Linux file system like ext2fsd....

    Click-to-Run: Delivering Office in the 21st Century
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/office2010/archive/2009/11/06/click-to-run-delivering-office-in-the-21st-century.aspx
    Click-to-Run users may notice that they have a virtual Q: drive on their PCs, this is the virtual file system used by Office.
    so Uninstall Office 2010 Click to run if you have

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