Trying to delete Flash Drive ghost disk image

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  1. Dharma Logos macrumors newbie

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    I have an Intel iMac running Leopard. Last year I accidentally unplugged my Geek Squad USB flash drive without ejecting first, and ever since then I have had problems with a weird disk image on my desktop. It doesn't matter how many times I eject it, it always comes back whenever I reboot or even wake the computer from sleep mode. This ghost flash drive is completely independent of the Geek Squad drive which loads and ejects normally.

    The disk image is called "No Name" and when you click "get info" it says the format is MS-DOS (FAT16). It originally said it was created in 1979 (???) Today I got sick of it finally. I scanned it for malware. There was none, and my antivirus software wouldn't delete it. Then I tried Disk Utility. I selected the disk (which showed up as a flash drive) and did a 7-pass erase. All that did is change the title from "No Name" to "Untitled" and got rid of the 1979 created date info. The disk image is still there.

    Anybody know how to get rid of it?
     
  2. Dharma Logos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Screen capture

    Here is a screen capture showing the disk image in the middle, the get info screen to the left, and Disk Utility to the right. Note that Disk Utility shows three external drives. Right now I have zero external media plugged in. Not a flash drive. Not an external hard drive. Not even a CD.
     

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  3. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    Open the Terminal Utility and run this command:
    ls -alOe /Volumes

    Copy and paste the output here, please.
     
  4. Dharma Logos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Every time my real name shows up in the output, I have replaced it with *****


    ls -alOe /Volumes
    total 72
    drwxrwxrwt@ 7 root admin hidden 238 Apr 18 11:49 .
    drwxrwxr-t 35 root admin - 1258 Apr 12 19:55 ..
    -rw-rw-rw-@ 1 ***** admin hidden 6148 Sep 2 2010 .DS_Store
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 ***** ***** - 82 Aug 29 2008 ._Deadly Nigh
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 ***** ***** - 82 Aug 29 2008 ._IPOD
    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin - 1 Apr 18 11:44 Macintosh HD -> /
    drwxrwxrwx 1 ***** ***** - 16384 Apr 18 11:49 UNTITLED
    *****s-computer:~ *****$
     
  5. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    try:
    sudo rm -Rf /Volumes/UNTITLED

    (sudo means superuser do - it asks for your admin password, and you have to type blindly - it doesn't let you see it as you type.)
     
  6. Dharma Logos thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    Any possibility you haven't emptied the trash while the drive is plugged in?
     

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