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New partition has been made automatically

I think it happened after I connected my dad's external hard drive to my PC. Its capacity is 0 bytes, it cannot be formatted, and under Disk Management I can't find it. How do I remove it?

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marked as duplicate by Mokubai, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, BinaryMisfit, 8088, Baarn Jan 27 '13 at 22:56

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Can you find it under Device Manager? – Hello71 May 31 '10 at 2:52
Where under Device Manager do you look? – Fabian May 31 '10 at 10:17
I've got same problem. This drive is not visible in Disk management. As for Device Manager - not sure, nothing apparent there. – alexeit Sep 6 '10 at 0:05

As alexeit's answer/link refers to, it's probably Office 2010, there are various utilities that can hide it from the list of drives- like the TweakUI Powertoy for one.

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So its MS Office 2010? Oh ok, talk about scaring the hell out of me, usually you see Root kits doing that kind of things. – Jan Gressmann May 20 '11 at 22:51

Office starter 2010, home and office , home and business and started to go (which came preinstalled in many systems), use a form of application virtualisation (app-v/click 2 run). One of the side effects of this is that it creates a Q: which you have you have no access to.

Microsoft has a knowledge base article on click 2 run here and basically warns against hiding or storing anything in that drive - so you might want to, ideally just ignore the presense of the drive rather than trying to hide it.

This is an older question, but I rather doubt it has anything to do with the external drive in question.

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Check out answer in this question about drive Q

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