Extra "Disk/Ethernet" in Task Manager


  1. Posts : 283
    Windows 10
       #1

    Extra "Disk/Ethernet" in Task Manager


    Hey guys, so i have a extra Disk and Ethernet tab in my Task Manager always at 0, i was wondering how it might have appeared there and how i might be able to remove it, it wasn't on my task manager until recently. Thank you.
    https://imgur.com/a/EcCQZ

    Disk Management: https://imgur.com/a/pXL1M
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  2. Posts : 8,681
    Mac OS Catalina
       #2

    Hymm, Virtual Machine would be why most likely. Your Machine, you installed something on it that created those two. Look in Device Manager. Disk Management only shows you any partitions that are active.
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  3. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #3

    Hey Vellaura,
    Extra Ethernet - you probably have 2 ethernet adapters installed. Take a look in Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections > Change Adapter Settings. You can right click on the one your not using and disable it, then it won't show in task manager.
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  4. Posts : 283
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Eagle51 said:
    Hey Vellaura,
    Extra Ethernet - you probably have 2 ethernet adapters installed. Take a look in Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections > Change Adapter Settings. You can right click on the one your not using and disable it, then it won't show in task manager.
    This worked EZPZ! thanks mate, but i'm still not sure what to do about the 2nd hard drive :/
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  5. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #5

    Hey Vellaura,
    Looking at your Disk Management, I'm guessing you have 2 physical HDDs and that Disk 0 has 931GB of unallocated space. You can use Disk Management to create a New Volume and assign it a Drive Letter. Then it will show in File Explorer and Task Manager Disk 0 (X:) where X is the Drive Letter. You can then use it for whatever you want.

    See this link and scroll down to Create a New Volume - How to Manage Partitions on Windows Without Downloading Any Other Software

    Note: I'm not sure why it has 500MB System Reserved on it, but leave that be for now.
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  6. Posts : 283
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Eagle51 said:
    Hey Vellaura,
    Looking at your Disk Management, I'm guessing you have 2 physical HDDs and that Disk 0 has 931GB of unallocated space. You can use Disk Management to create a New Volume and assign it a Drive Letter. Then it will show in File Explorer and Task Manager Disk 0 (X:) where X is the Drive Letter. You can then use it for whatever you want.

    See this link and scroll down to Create a New Volume - How to Manage Partitions on Windows Without Downloading Any Other Software

    Note: I'm not sure why it has 500MB System Reserved on it, but leave that be for now.
    Oh, i thought i had disabled that Hard Drive as i was having issues with it, i put my OS on their and my PC would crash a lot, so i put it on the Hard Drive i'm currently using. Is there anyway to format/disconnect it and move that system reserved to the Hard Drive im using now?
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  7. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #7

    K, I see now ... that system reserved partition contains the boot configuration files for you system, don't mess with it right now or your system won't boot. You need to get the boot configuration files moved to your C: drive ... Once that's done, then you can decide what to do with that Disk 0 HDD (ie. Format and Test it or replace it)

    It's an old thread, but see the following thread as that person had the same issue. Read the whole post, but the info your looking for starts at post #3.

    Moving System Reserved partition to a different drive | [image] Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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