Mysterious HDD partition (Q:) RAW file system
I'm not sure when it happened, but I noticed when looking "My Computer" under "Hard Disk Drives" there is an additional drive partition. I have never partitioned my hard drive so i'm not sure how this mysterious Q: drive was created, In addition, I can not open, explore or scan it for viruses. When I right click on the drive and select properties, it says its
Type: Local Disk
File System: RAW
Used space: 0 bytes
Free space: 0 bytes
I tried to remove the partition using the Computer Management option under Administrative Tools, but the partition does not show up.
How do I get rid of this mysterious partition?
Should I be worried?
Think it is some kind of virus?
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name RYAN-SLB4H53032
System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
System Model Inspiron 5100
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2392 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Computer Corporation A32, 18/10/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name RYAN-SLB4H53032\Ryan Mackay
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 292.72 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.22 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys