07-11-2008 11:29 AM
z61p, running XP-Pro.
Recently (after last moth's Windows updates, I think), a"ghost" drive appeared on my system. It has the drive letter "I:", and appears to be a mirror or the "C:" drive.If you open it, however,no files or directories show.
I can't find anyplace that it might be coming from. It doesn't show up as a mounted volume anywhere.
A friend with a T61, also with XP-Pro, had exactly the same thing happen. My desktop XP-Pro, however, is fine. My friend's solution was to install Linux. I'm not quite ready to do that yet.
07-12-2008 08:32 AM
07-12-2008 10:15 AM
Nope. It doesn't show up anywhere in computer management.
I don't think it's malware. This is a work computer, and they're even more paranoid than I am. Our network traffic is proxied and monitored. I don't use IE, I don't use an HTML-capable mail reader, I update java, flash and acrobat reader immediately when updates are available, and the AV does a full system scan at least once a week. It showed up after doing the Microsoft updates, and another person here with a T61p has the same problem.
07-19-2008 02:56 PM
can you provide or zero in on the update patch(the number) you get with the update ?
Not for certain. I don't remember exactly when it happened. I believe it was around the time of the May updates, and there was only one: KB950749 (MS08-028: Vulnerability in the Microsoft Jet Database Engine). Doesn't seem very likely.