Issue With New Drive Listing - DVD RW Drive (F:) (Powered Off) in W10.

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  1. Posts : 16
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    Issue With New Drive Listing - DVD RW Drive (F:) (Powered Off) in W10.


    Hello. First, nice to meet you all! I am a computer novice with wisdom in computing without technical education in programming. I guess this is the best way to put it. I resist social media for the most part unless necessary. I do not like cloud services and believe in client-side data saving versus server-side data saving online.

    Okay, my issue to the reason why I am here. I have an issue. I have upgraded from Windows 7 Pro x64 to Windows 10 Pro x64 using Windows Media Creation Tool SAC Version1903 and then upgraded to Version 1909 all over a month ago on the same Lenovo T510. After the upgrade, I added a new addition retro-like programs like Open-Shell Menu to give Windows 10 a more Windows 7 comfortable appearance. Now, an issue after the upgrade is I have a new drive listed in "This PC" named "DVD RW Drive (F:) (Powered Off)" that I never had before the upgrade to Windows 10. I do have an optical drive listed as a separate drive as "DVD RW Drive (F:). If I right-click on the "DVD RW Drive (F:) (Powered Off)", I get a small superimposed window listing "1, 2, 3" vertically listed followed by a horizontal line and then under that stating,"Create shortcut". If I double click on the "DVD RW Drive (F:) (Powered Off)", I get a window pop-up stating, "RunDLL There was a problem stating starting C:\Program Files (x86)\LenovPowerMgr\PWMTR64V.dll". After the upgrade, I have uninstalled all the Lenovo drivers and software on the Lenovo T510 PC. In my program listing, there is no longer any listing for Lenovo Power Manager as I used Revo Uninstaller and did an "Advanced" or complete removal of all Lenovo drivers and software from this laptop PC, if that is what you are asking yourself? So I have no idea what this means and what is going on? I would like to get rid of and remove this drive under "This PC" called the "DVD RW Drive (F:) (Powered Off)". How do I do that? I need precise and detailed steps, please. I have added 3 PDF images to this posting for your help.

    Please reply with answers and solutions to this issue. Thank you very much!

    2020-02-11_023931.pdf2020-02-11_023954.pdf2020-02-11_024005.pdf
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  2. Try3's Avatar
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    You can include your screenshots in your post so people can see what you mean straightaway and are therefore more likely to consider whether or no they can help.

    Take screenshot- TenForumsTutorials
    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files - TenForumsTutorials

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  3. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi, do you see an entry for that DVD-RW in Device Manager?

    If so, try uninstalling it there, making sure you choose the option to delete the driver.

    (There is clearly a link between some DVD-RW drive and the Lenovo utility:
    ThinkPad: T400 / T500 and newer T series Laptops-Lenovo Community
    )

    Screenshots: use the icon above your post- tooltip 'Insert Image'.
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  4. Posts : 16
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    Hello again. Thank you both for replying.

    Yes, I have been to my Windows 10 Device Manager and I checked "DVD/CD-ROM drives" and nothing wrong there. All running fine. I even checked out "Disk drives" and again nothing wrong there either. I have even been to Windows 10 listing of "Apps & Features" and found nothing related to Lenovo. The only Lenovo website installed drivers and software I had left in Windows 10 after I upgraded from Windows 7 were a few "Intel" named drivers and software figuring they are necessary with the CPU, memory, and graphics, and wireless hardware. I figured those were necessary for the proper functioning of the PC. I guess I could have uninstalled them too like the Lenovo products, and let Microsoft Windows OS search find them to fill in on a reboot instead.

    Oh, to answer one of your questions, I do see 2 drive F listings listing for my DVD RW Drive under "This PC". (1) The "normal correct" drive as "DVD RW Drive (F:) and (2) the other "error wrongly listed" drive as "DVD RW Drive (F:) (Powered Off)". I added a couple of more photos for your help I just discussed above.

    Sorry about the image download links in my OP. Anyways, I have reposted those 3 pdf files as jpg photos in my first OP as I thought the link I click on to compose the OP was to add the actual photo to my OP. I did not realize it would be a downloadable link set in my OP. I see Brink's instructions on how to leave an image, and I see it is a different button to use to just that when you. Thanks! I see I also had to convert the pdf files to jpg files as Brink's instructions posting link to a message only allows for jpg image files and not pdf files. I added a couple more photos for your help I just discussed above too.

    Any more ideas? Thank you!


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    @ dalchina:

    Hello! Nice to meet you!

    Okay, to answer your question, "If so, try uninstalling it there, making sure you choose the option to delete the driver.", I did that and rebooted my Windows 10. I did that and it still shows the same issue as I explained my OP. So the issue seems to run deep. Not sure how to remove that second driver for F: named "DVD RW Drive (F:) (Powered Off)"? Please reply woth other possible solutions. Thank you!
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  5. Try3's Avatar
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    Please post the original screenshots [the original image files, probably png / jpg files].

    You've posted png/jpgs of the pdf files you made by pasting in your original png/jpgs into those pdf files. The results are too small to read even when zoomed in. The originals would not have that problem.

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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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    Also please include a screenshot of your Device Manager showing any info about the DVD drive - expand and post more than one screenshot as necessary.

    Issue With New Drive Listing - DVD RW Drive (F:) (Powered Off) in W10.-annotation-2020-03-06-065547.png

    Here I clicked on the icon above 'Man' then Browse - to the image I'd captured, then Upload...

    In Win 7 did you have any programs providing virtual drives? E.g. Poweriso, Magiciso etc etc
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  7. spunk's Avatar
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    This sounds like "Virtual" Optical drive, which happens if you mounted an ISO image. Right click DVD drive F: and choose Eject. It should go away.
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  8. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
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    Hello again!

    @ dalchina: Hello again. Let me explain what I did to insert those images. I have installed a wonder software program I have used for years called FastStone Capture and I captured those images using that software and saved them in my Pictures folder as jpg images. Then when I submitted them to this forum, I click on "Insert Image" in the menu bar after I type my message (like the one you show in your last message). I see they are entered in some script at the end of my message for each image I upload.

    @ spunk: Hello. Nice to meet you! Thanks for your help! You mention, "This sounds like "Virtual" Optical drive, which happens if you mounted an ISO image. Right-click DVD drive F: and choose Eject. It should go away." Well, I never installed a virtual drive before I upgraded from Windows 7 or afterwards I upgraded to Windows 10. This drive "DVD RW (F:) (Powered Off)" has no identifiable icon image as it is a white unknown icon image (a white triangle). If I do what you say and right-click on this unidentifiable icon image under "This PC", there is no "eject" option. It only shows "1", "2", "3" listed vertically in the right-click menu with "1" in bold print. Under "3" there is a horizontal divider line and under that, it states, "Create Shortcut". If I even attempt and click-on the other TRUE optical F drive for my optical drive listed as "DVD RW Drive (F:)", I do get a normal true right-click menu listing and yes, the "eject" option. If I click "eject" and my optical drive door on my side of my laptop does indeed open. Doing this "eject" with the drive "DVD RW Drive (F:)" does not clear out the other drive F "DVD RW (F:) (Powered Off)", even with a reboot of my PC.
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Ok, can I again ask:
    In Win 7 did you have any programs providing virtual drives? E.g. Poweriso, Magiciso etc etc

    Here's a page for end of life products listing drivers etc
    Lenovo EOL Portal

    - you have to select Laptops, T series, then 510.

    The Lenovo Power Manager is listed there, but note:

    What is pwmtr64v.dll?

    The genuine pwmtr64v.dll file is a software component of ThinkPad Power Manager by Lenovo Group.
    "Pwmtr64v.dll" is a Dynamic Link Library used by Lenovo's Power Manager utility in 64-bit ThinkPads for Windows Vista and 7. It installs in "C:\Program Files (x86)\ThinkPad\Utilities", and the only way to uninstall it is to use the Control Panel to remove Power Manager. It runs at startup and displays the system tray icon showing the battery's charge level. It is also responsible for a message displayed if the battery is not an approved Lenovo model. In all ThinkPad and ThinkCentre models at boot time an error message may display the name of this DLL. This indicates Power Manager is out of date or incompatible. If using Windows 8 or 10, it must be uninstalled, being incompatible. In Windows 7 it can be patched. Lenovo, founded in 1984 in Beijing, purchased IBM's Personal Computer division in 2004 and is now China's largest PC manufacturer.
    Here's some info on Lenovo Power Manager: see if you have any of these files or the service running:
    Power Manager by Lenovo - Should I Remove It?

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thre...-it-on.705728/

    This says:
    In Power Manager, just disable the automatic power-off of the optical disk drive and restart.
    and mentions
    DVD RW Drive (E (Powered off)

    - reinforcing the link from your screenshot.

    Did you have this program installed when you upgraded?
    Last edited by dalchina; 09 Mar 2020 at 16:08.
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  10. sygnus21's Avatar
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    @montecarlo1987, you need to do something about that dangerously low storage space you have on C-drive. Somewhere, if not now, that's going to become an issue. Even though you can download other files to a drive of your choosing Windows itself will still need more space for updates and other stuff - stuff that can't be moved to other drives.

    Just something for those helping you to be aware of.

    Peace:)
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