(One day and many attempts later):
Fixed it. It's hardware thing.
Unplug USB connection to external player.
Disable phantom drive in device manager.
Disable portable enumerator service.
DISABLE GENERIC USB STORAGE DEVICE in device manager.
All gone. Nothing there.
Mis-read your instructions. Kept the service disabled, unplugged the external, rebooted. Phantom is there (MY PC).
Plugged in the external. Both are there. External doesn't work.
Will try exactly what you said this time...,
Sure sounded good. It is now disabled, but the drive remains in (See screenshot above of MY PC)
is not listed in device manager and my current external DVD-Blu Ray will not work.
I really appreciate you sticking with me on this, Neemobeer
No. I think it is residue from one of no longer attached external players. I think there something significant in that I can "Disable" and or "Uninstall",
but it always reloads...like something's looking for it?
Over the last week or so I have been trying out external USB Blu-ray drives from different manufacturers. After a time they stopped working. None of them worked. Uninstall. Install. Load drivers...nothing. Then I noticed a drive listed under portable devices (device manager) that really didn't...