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    Stray DRiveletter

    I am showing a drive "Q" in My Computer that gives me an "Access Denied" error, and only shows "0" space used and available.

    What might this be, and is there a way to hide it if it isn't going to be accessible?

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    Chuck,

    Most likely it's a Card Reader built into your computer that has no card in it. HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    If you have Office 2010 Starter edition, the click-to-run installer for it creates drive Q as a virtual drive. If that's the case, just ignore it -- or better, get rid of that crippleware and install a real office suite. (Note: the click-to-run installer for Office 2013/Office 365 does not create a Q drive.)

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    if you just want to hide the disk, go into disk management, right click on the disk, select change drive letter, and then delete.

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    It doesn't show up in Disk management at all, so I can't hide it. I do show a Office 2010 icon on the desktop that when run is a trial offer of the various versions -- which I don't need. But if I delete the icon on the desktop, will THAT ditch the drive?

    Virtual drive? Where, and how would I get rid of it?

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    See here -- you can't get rid of it without uninstalling the program.

    jjfreedman gave you the right answer: uninstall that crapware "click-to-run" version of Office and install a real office suite. Note that a real, paid-for copy of Office 2010 will install in a normal manner and without that silly "drive Q" nonsense.

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    That did it. I uninstalled the "trial" offerings, and all is well.

    thanks guys.

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