[Solved] FBVIRTUAL Msft Virtual Disk

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by Mr.X, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Using HDD Low Level Format Tool v4.40 on a recent model Toshiba Satellite C50-A5175FM there's a device detected, new for my experience as I've never seen it before:

    BUS: FBVIRTUAL
    MODEL: Msft Virtual Disk
    Firmware: 1.0
    Serial number: 000000
    LBA: 6144
    Capacity: 3145.72 KB

    WTH is that? :eek:
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Umm... an attached VHD maybe?
     
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  3. bpwnes

    bpwnes MDL Member

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    It is definitely some sort of Microsoft virtual disk... it's tiny though. What operating system is on the laptop? Does it have a cache drive?
     
  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Thank you guys I found what's going on. Turns out I ran HDD LLF tool from within a RamOS (Win8PESE) for the very first time in my life and there's where it shows that virtual drive.

    After installing installing Windows 8.1 on this laptop on its HDD, I ran the tool once again the virtual drive is gone L0L.

    I think it has something to do with that RamOS, interesting though.