Mod edit: Moved from AII to Internal Hardware ~~ boopme
I have a new ASUS ROG G750JM 17-inch gaming laptop with Windows 8.1. After backing up the system drive to an external HD, I ran multiple benchmark and burn-in stress tests on the laptop to ensure the hardware stays within temps, etc. No problems so far. Then I ran Tweaking.com Hardware Identity v1.5.0 to see a list of installed hardware, and this brings me to my question about a hardware device in the list with the following info:
Error Code: (0) OK
Class: Unknown ()
Driver Version: Unknown
Hardware ID: HTREE\ROOT\0
I searched the web for any references to HTREE\ROOT\0 and have no definitive answers yet. Can you suggest any steps I may consider to discover what HTREE\ROOT\0 may be, and if/how I should remove it (I've found the string "HTREE\ROOT\0" a few places in the registry).
Thanks and have a great day,
ps - I just created my account here, partly because I was super impressed by BleepingComputer when I had an apparent rootkit symptom back in 2010. That problem was resolved when I read the great post by Grinler titled "Why we request you disable CD Emulation when receiving Malware Removal Advice". Before that, I had already started a thread at MajorGeeks.com trying to resolve that same problem with no luck, and I informed them of the tip in Grinler's post to add to their resolution steps.
Edited by boopme, 28 April 2015 - 08:07 PM.