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problems removing virtual diskdrive

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So i have mounted a virtual dvd on windows 10, like usual, but after ejecting it, the dvd drive didn't disapear and i cannot delete the dvd i had mounted before because i get an error (see image). 

My laptop doesn't have a diskdrive, but it still shows up in "my computer" and when i double click it, it asks for a disk.

No way to remove it either. When i try to remove the dvd in question, windows tells me it is open in another program.

I went into the disk management, but i cannot do anything with the partitions, when i right-click, it only says "help" and redirects me to a useless mircosoft site.

 

I want to remove this without resorting to a clean install to windows 10 if possible.

There are no restore points to go back to and googling this issue didn't yield any results.

 

Does anyone know how i can fix this?

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2 minutes ago, WarWeeny said:

So i have mounted a virtual dvd on windows 10, like usual, but after ejecting it, the dvd drive didn't disapear and i cannot delete the dvd i had mounted before because i get an error (see image). 

My laptop doesn't have a diskdrive, but it still shows up in "my computer" and when i double click it, it asks for a disk.

No way to remove it either. When i try to remove the dvd in question, windows tells me it is open in another program.

I went into the disk management, but i cannot do anything with the partitions, when i right-click, it only says "help" and redirects me to a useless mircosoft site.

 

I want to remove this without resorting to a clean install to windows 10 if possible.

There are no restore points to go back to and googling this issue didn't yield any results.

 

Does anyone know how i can fix this?

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Try restarting your computer. It shouldn't remount itself upon the next startup I don't think. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Try restarting your computer. It shouldn't remount itself upon the next startup I don't think. 

Sorry, forgot to mention, restarting doesn;t help. Shutting down and rebooting either.

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6 minutes ago, WarWeeny said:

Sorry, forgot to mention, restarting doesn;t help. Shutting down and rebooting either.

Try moving that ISO file to a different location and restart. It shouldn't be able to locate the ISO file and remount after that. Either way, that's not normal behaviour for Windows as it should never try to remount any ISOs or Virtual Hard Disks during startup. I would check to make sure you have the latest updates installed and make sure you have the latest version of Windows 10 installed. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Try moving that ISO file to a different location and restart. It shouldn't be able to locate the ISO file and remount after that. Either way, that's not normal behaviour for Windows as it should never try to remount any ISOs or Virtual Hard Disks during startup. 

it is "in use" it cannot be deleted or tranfered.

When i go to the properties of the dvd drive and delete it, it is gone, but the dvd file remains in use.

After restarting, the dvd drive is back.

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