I tried what you suggested, and deleted all the controllers under Universal Serial Bus controllers. I have attached a .jpg of the controllers I deleted.
This didn't fix the problem as it still doesn't want to recognize any of my drives. I also got out of my drawer a hand full of thumb drives and none of them work.
I am wondering what other file(s) on my computer may be blocking the computer from correctly recognizing these drives. It is not a USB thing, as I have a printer and a scanner that are attached via USB and they work just fine. Only the hard drives don't want to work When I click on my computer icon, my computer immediately crashes. Attached is another jpeg showing with the Device Manager screen showing the drive working fine, but with my computer "not responding" after having clicked on my computer icon.
On an aside, it wouldn't be a virus. I have Norton 360 and have scanned my computer mutliple times without any result.