Logical Drives

I am experiencing challenges with a Logical Drive on my Laptop.

System - Windows 7 Home Premium

My system storage hardware consists of Physical Drives:-

C: and D: One Internal Hard Drive Partitioned with D: containing Recovery data
E: CD/DVD Drive
G: USB connected Expansion Drive

For backup procedures I utilise Macrium Reflect to create an Image File of C: and D: on Drive G:

This operates successfully and I have previously recovered the entire system via the Macrium boot from DVD and restore procedure. No problems with this.

Now - the current circumstance. I accidentally moved to Drive C: via Windows Explorer the current (and only) Backup Image File on Drive G:   Doh!!!

This Image File has now disappeared into thin air. What I a left with is a Logical Drive Q:

All programs and data on Drive C: are present and operate successfully. The problem being that the available space on the Hard Drive has been reduced by the size of the 'disappeared' Image File (90GB).

Windows Explorer informs me that I have C:  D:  E: and Q:

When I attempt to select Q: in Windows Explorer the message is "Access Denied".

Already attempted solution - UAC turned off and CHKDSK options /F  /R  /X tried. The problem still exists - I have 'lost' 90GB of available storage space.

CHKDSK C: reports 400,000 Files
                  450,000 Indexed Entries
                  400,000 Security Descriptors

Another Utility I possess reports zero files and zero size for Drive Q:

The problem appears to be this Logical Drive Q:

How can I dismount or delete this Drive Q: ?


Question Info

Last updated March 15, 2018 Views 394 Applies to:

Zilch to do with Drive Q:

Error on my part. All now corrected and 'lost' Drive space available.

Thanks, André, for your contribution.


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