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Pinned topic Unknown removable drive found in Windows

‏2013-03-12T06:59:13Z |
Server model: Blade HS22
OS: Windows 2k8 Enterprise Edition R2 SP1 x64
System nature: 1 of the 2 nodes of a MS SQL Server 2k8 cluster

As shown in screenshot, we found a removable drive F:.
Is it something created by the server's built-in tool or firmware?

It's 100Mb size, 17Mb free.
No USB device in inserted into the Blade server rack. No DVD in the DVD-rom. And our blade is not the one connected to the rack's media tray.
It's not a Windows mapped network drive, because there is no "disconnect" option when you right-click it in Windows Explorer.

The files inside seems to be something from IBM.
The file version.ini contains "IBM ToolsCenter Preboot Environment"

We checked the "Install Date" of this "Removable Device". During that week, we have run some memory test by the server built-in tool. I mean the tool that when you boot up the sever, it prompt you to press F2 (or F-something, whatever) to enter, then some Linux-like screens show up, then you get some options for system testing. I don't know if this is related? But this is not the only server that I have run the tool, yet this is the only server with an unknown drive now.

Just want to confirm what this drive is.
Updated on 2013-03-14T22:14:36Z at 2013-03-14T22:14:36Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Unknown removable drive found in Windows

    ‏2013-03-12T07:03:40Z  
    One more screenshot. Windows Disk Management.
    When right-click the drive --> properties, it show "IMM Virtual Floopy USB Device"
  • gez
    gez
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    Re: Unknown removable drive found in Windows

    ‏2013-03-13T15:58:41Z  
    One more screenshot. Windows Disk Management.
    When right-click the drive --> properties, it show "IMM Virtual Floopy USB Device"
    You have mounted something to the blades cKVM feature and did not unmount it. Try rebooting the AMM, if that does not work, reseat the blade
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Unknown removable drive found in Windows

    ‏2013-03-14T04:14:57Z  
    • gez
    • ‏2013-03-13T15:58:41Z
    You have mounted something to the blades cKVM feature and did not unmount it. Try rebooting the AMM, if that does not work, reseat the blade
    > gez wrote:
    > You have mounted something to the blades cKVM feature and did not unmount it. Try rebooting the AMM, if that does not work, reseat the blade

    Rebooted the AMM, no help.

    Might try to reseat the blade later. But meanwhile it's in production state and can't be rebooted.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Unknown removable drive found in Windows

    ‏2013-03-14T22:14:36Z  
    > gez wrote:
    > You have mounted something to the blades cKVM feature and did not unmount it. Try rebooting the AMM, if that does not work, reseat the blade

    Rebooted the AMM, no help.

    Might try to reseat the blade later. But meanwhile it's in production state and can't be rebooted.
    Go into Blade Tasks->Remote Control->Start Remote Control. Select Media Tray, none. Then Remote Drive and unmount anything that is mounted. That should fix it.