This is a very minor problem, but over the years, has slowly started to drive me crazy. I have an ASUS N73SV running Windows 7 Ultimate. Every time I turn on my computer, my laptop checks its optical drive. It's not annoying once, but every day over several years it has driven me crazy.
I've disabled it in Windows device manager, but it's happening before the OS is loaded. I've removed it from the BIOS boot order, and in fact, I've even disabled the optical drive boot option in BIOS. Is there anything else I should try, short of removing the entire thing?
Here's a video to clarify: https://vid.me/rLtW
BIOS boot options: http://imgur.com/a/jS4Ro