Author Topic: Phantom cd detected in drive  (Read 5250 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline papillon

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
Phantom cd detected in drive
« on: March 29, 2004, 10:56:15 AM »
Hi All,
Last night I had to switch my pc off at the mains as every time I tried to shut it down normally, I got an avast error message saying there was a cd in the the drive. There were no cd's or floppy's in any of the drives. How can I get rid of this pop up message please?
Thanks,
papillon

Offline igor

  • Avast team
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *
  • Posts: 11765
    • AVAST Software
Re:Phantom cd detected in drive
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2004, 12:03:52 PM »
Go to the program settings, select the "Common" page and uncheck the option "Check CDs in drive when logging off" (or the two similar checkboxes around as well).
Btw, do you have any "virtual CD" software installed that may cause the confusion?

Offline papillon

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
Re:Phantom cd detected in drive
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2004, 02:23:44 PM »
Hi Igor,
I can't find the "Common" page in the program settings, I have the Free version, does that make a difference??
Thanks,
papillon

Offline igor

  • Avast team
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *
  • Posts: 11765
    • AVAST Software
Re:Phantom cd detected in drive
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2004, 02:26:42 PM »
No, it is always there.
In fact, it's the first page in program Settings - i.e. as soon as you open the settings, you are there.

Offline papillon

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
Re:Phantom cd detected in drive
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2004, 02:42:10 PM »
Hi Igor,
Thanks, just found it, hadn't noticed the little icon to bring up the common page.
Thanks again,
papillon

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67274
Re:Phantom cd detected in drive
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2004, 09:45:33 PM »
Quote
Do you have any "virtual CD" software installed that may cause the confusion?

Papillon, could you answer the Igor's question?  ;)
The best things in life are free.

Offline papillon

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
Re:Phantom cd detected in drive
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2004, 01:40:33 AM »
Sorry, not sure what a virtual drive is, don't think I have one. However, I did have a usb card reader connected at the time, would that be called a virtual drive??
papillon

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67274
Re:Phantom cd detected in drive
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2004, 03:16:41 AM »
Sorry, not sure what a virtual drive is, don't think I have one. However, I did have a usb card reader connected at the time, would that be called a virtual drive??
papillon

Virtual drive is a special folder of your HDD that 'simulates' a drive.
The contents of that drive can simulate a real CD.
The question was there because you said you do not have a CD/floppy in the drivers so he guess it was a 'virtual' one.  ;)
The best things in life are free.

Offline papillon

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
Re:Phantom cd detected in drive
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2004, 11:41:00 AM »
Hi Technical,
Thanks for the explanation on virtual drives, I have since discovered that the problem was indeed the usb card reader that avast recognized as a cdrom in a drive.
Manu thanks for the prompt help & info,
papillon