Tho.21
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Inspiron 660 - System Restore showing 3rd (non-existent) drive

Last week I wiped the 1TB (original) drive and 250GB drive I use as "D:" and used the Factory Back-up DVDs I made to reinstall the C: drive back to factory default

When I went to use System Restore it lists the C: and 😧 drives and one other (I haven't a clue what it is, or where it has come from):

\\?\Volume{90daf7b6-fbf4-4473-8ab4-ec4e6971392f}\

Anyone know what this 'drive' is? Can I delete it (if so, how?)

- or should I clean the drives off and start again?

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated

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RE: Inspiron 660 - System Restore showing 3rd (non-existent) drive

Hi Tho.21,

Do you see a third physical rive in disk management or is this mystery drive a partition on one of your physical drives?

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Tho.21
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RE: Inspiron 660 - System Restore showing 3rd (non-existent) drive

There are only 2 drives in disk management.

The C: drive 1TB (with OS on) has the normal 5 partitions:

500mb EFI System; 400mb DIAGS; 500mb Recovery; 918.88GB NTFS; 11.49GB Recovery

The 😧 drive has only 1 partition:

298.00GB NTFS

I've also run diskpart but can see no other partitions on either drive.

The other thing I've noticed is that Windows is not always booting first time - it 'hangs'. I have to switch pc off, then start it up again. It keeps loading updates, then reconfiguring them, or logging me into a 'temporary' logon.

The bios is set to start from OS first, then ODD.

Btw the first thing I installed after crashing it was AVG Internet Security, which is bang up to date, so nothing should have crept past that, right?

Any ideas on what is going on?

 

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7- Thorium

RE: Inspiron 660 - System Restore showing 3rd (non-existent) drive

Where do you see the third drive?

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Tho.21
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RE: Inspiron 660 - System Restore showing 3rd (non-existent) drive

The 3rd drives shows up in System Protection (System Restore), as follows:
 
AVAILABLE DRIVES
[Disk Drive Icon]    Disk 2 (D:)                                                                      Off
[Disk Drive Icon]    Disk 1 (C:) (System)                                                       On
[Folder Icon]          \\?\Volume{90daf7b6-fbf4-4473-8ab4-ec4e6971392f}\  Off
 
Any idea what the item with Folder Icon listed as a drive is?
Would it be a good idea to wipe the C & D drives and start again (after backing up drivers, of course!)?
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7- Thorium

RE: Inspiron 660 - System Restore showing 3rd (non-existent) drive

Provided the system is running properly, I would ignore it.

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