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Removing virtual drives in win 8.1

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 05:49 PM

I have windows 8.1 on a dual Xeon machine on an Asus Z9PA-D8 mobo.
Windows explorer and device manager show AMI virtual drives which I don't use and they are a nuisance frankly.
- I don't have any physical CD/DVD, Floppy or removable drives and I have not mounted any virtual CD-Rom with the likes of PowerIso or daemon Tools etc.
- I've tried to disable AND unistall them in device manager but keep reappearing after a reboot.

- Although seem to be linked to AMI bios judging for their name in device manager,  I cannot find any switch in Bios to disable them.

- I cannot either remove them from Disk Management since there are no volumes present.

- There are no applications installed in "add/remove programs" that suggest this behavior.

How can I remove them for good ?






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Posted 13 January 2017 - 06:41 PM


Probably not the easiest way to do it but I got rid of the drives by uninstalling them and adding the hardware ID's to the 'Device installation restrictions" Local group policy editor so that they don't get installed automatically on reboot.

Now they are gone.

If anyone can think of a better solution please post it.  Thanks.

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