unwanted dvd drive



LeeG
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
I have recently removed a dvd drive but it is still displayed under my
computer. How can I remove it?

Thanks Lee

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
In the BIOS.
--
Cari
(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)

"LeeG" <LeeG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B316D355-7216-4076-8291-3E4997A3C932@microsoft.com...
>I have recently removed a dvd drive but it is still displayed under my
> computer. How can I remove it?
>
> Thanks Lee
>

LeeG
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Hi

The drive is disabled in the BIOS. The problem, I believe, is concerning
the OS. I am running XP Home SP2. All I want to do is remove it from "My
Computer". The reason for this is I am training my other half to use the
computer and dont want any anomolies to confuse her. She is a technophobe.

Lee

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> In the BIOS.
> --
> Cari
> (MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)
>
> "LeeG" <LeeG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B316D355-7216-4076-8291-3E4997A3C932@microsoft.com...
> >I have recently removed a dvd drive but it is still displayed under my
> > computer. How can I remove it?
> >
> > Thanks Lee
> >
>
>
>
>

George Bashore
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Did you also remove the A drive?

"LeeG" <LeeG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2E442D06-8BF7-486E-801C-D44BAF579AEE@microsoft.com...
> Hi
>
> The drive is disabled in the BIOS. The problem, I believe, is
concerning
> the OS. I am running XP Home SP2. All I want to do is remove it from
"My
> Computer". The reason for this is I am training my other half to use
the
> computer and dont want any anomolies to confuse her. She is a
> technophobe.
>
> Lee
>
> "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> In the BIOS.
>> --
>> Cari
>> (MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)
>>
>> "LeeG" <LeeG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:B316D355-7216-4076-8291-3E4997A3C932@microsoft.com...
>> >I have recently removed a dvd drive but it is still displayed under my
>> > computer. How can I remove it?
>> >
>> > Thanks Lee
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>>

Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Did you also remove it in Device Manager?

LeeG wrote:

> I have recently removed a dvd drive but it is still displayed under my
> computer. How can I remove it?
>
> Thanks Lee

LeeG
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Hi

I take it you mean my 1.44MB floppy. It is still installed and working fine

"George Bashore" wrote:

> Did you also remove the A drive?
>
> "LeeG" <LeeG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2E442D06-8BF7-486E-801C-D44BAF579AEE@microsoft.com...
> > Hi
> >
> > The drive is disabled in the BIOS. The problem, I believe, is
> concerning
> > the OS. I am running XP Home SP2. All I want to do is remove it from
> "My
> > Computer". The reason for this is I am training my other half to use
> the
> > computer and dont want any anomolies to confuse her. She is a
> > technophobe.
> >
> > Lee
> >
> > "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> In the BIOS.
> >> --
> >> Cari
> >> (MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)
> >>
> >> "LeeG" <LeeG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:B316D355-7216-4076-8291-3E4997A3C932@microsoft.com...
> >> >I have recently removed a dvd drive but it is still displayed under my
> >> > computer. How can I remove it?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks Lee
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
>

LeeG
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Hi

The dvd drive does not show up in device manager.

"Bob I" wrote:

> Did you also remove it in Device Manager?
>
> LeeG wrote:
>
> > I have recently removed a dvd drive but it is still displayed under my
> > computer. How can I remove it?
> >
> > Thanks Lee
>
>

Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
View, Show Hidden.

LeeG wrote:

> Hi
>
> The dvd drive does not show up in device manager.
>
> "Bob I" wrote:
>
>
>>Did you also remove it in Device Manager?
>>
>>LeeG wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I have recently removed a dvd drive but it is still displayed under my
>>>computer. How can I remove it?
>>>
>>>Thanks Lee
>>
>>

LeeG
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Hi

Still no show in device manager

"Bob I" wrote:

> View, Show Hidden.
>
> LeeG wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > The dvd drive does not show up in device manager.
> >
> > "Bob I" wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Did you also remove it in Device Manager?
> >>
> >>LeeG wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>I have recently removed a dvd drive but it is still displayed under my
> >>>computer. How can I remove it?
> >>>
> >>>Thanks Lee
> >>
> >>
>
>

Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
If it doesn't exist it shouldn't show. What do you get if you r-click
the Icon and click properties?

LeeG wrote:

> Hi
>
> Still no show in device manager
>
> "Bob I" wrote:
>
>
>>View, Show Hidden.
>>
>>LeeG wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Hi
>>>
>>>The dvd drive does not show up in device manager.
>>>
>>>"Bob I" wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Did you also remove it in Device Manager?
>>>>
>>>>LeeG wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I have recently removed a dvd drive but it is still displayed under my
>>>>>computer. How can I remove it?
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks Lee
>>>>
>>>>
>>

Leif Nordmand Andersen
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Hi LeeG

>Hi
>
>Still no show in device manager

I once had a similar problem with a Network Card. I removed it without
uninstalling it. And it made problems for me, I found this article,
eventhough it's written for Windows 2000 it works in XP too:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;241257


Another solution is:

Show Hidden Devices

Submitted 11/26/02

You can show hidden devices in the Device Manager. One way is by
making a simple registry change. The other is through a batch file.

Registry Change:

1.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ ControlSet001 \ Control \
Session Manager \ Environment
2.

Create a string DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES
3.

Give it a value of 1



Regards Leif.

LeeG
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Thanks

Lee

"Leif Nordmand Andersen" wrote:

> Hi LeeG
>
> >Hi
> >
> >Still no show in device manager
>
> I once had a similar problem with a Network Card. I removed it without
> uninstalling it. And it made problems for me, I found this article,
> eventhough it's written for Windows 2000 it works in XP too:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;241257
>
>
> Another solution is:
>
> Show Hidden Devices
>
> Submitted 11/26/02
>
> You can show hidden devices in the Device Manager. One way is by
> making a simple registry change. The other is through a batch file.
>
> Registry Change:
>
> 1.
>
> Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ ControlSet001 \ Control \
> Session Manager \ Environment
> 2.
>
> Create a string DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES
> 3.
>
> Give it a value of 1
>
>
>
> Regards Leif.
>

Leif Nordmand Andersen
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Hi Lee,

On Wed, 18 May 2005 09:43:14 -0700, "LeeG"
<LeeG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Thanks
>
>Lee

UR Welcome.

Did it work for you?

Regards Leif.


unwanted dvd drive