Windows 10: Device Manager Freezes + Uknown drive F after uninstall

  1.    29 Oct 2016 #1

    Device Manager Freezes + Uknown drive F after uninstall


    I did recently a clean W10 install and there are, of course, issues. My flight stick X52 Pro crashes the PC immediately when it is plugged in (BSOD) and I have no idea why. Saitek is a notoriously incapable of producing good drivers for their products, so even when I installed theirs drivers I got a BSOD. Saitek's uninstall guide for this specific product says I should remove all programmable support entries from the device manager. Which gets us to my problem: I can't remove two entries from programmable support in device manager (Programmable Hotkeys and Programmable Root Enumerator) because device manager freezes when uninstalling or disabling them. How can I uninstall them?!

    I am also suspect of my Windows USB drivers. I installed my 3.0 driver from my motherboard manufacturer which, in theory, it should be fine, yet when I plug the X52 Pro in one of the normal USB ports it is not recognized by the windows.

    Also, after the fresh installation a new drive F appeared in my explorer. It is empty, I can access it, but I have no idea why it is there. In disk management it is described as a 450MB NTFS drive (Healthy Primary Partition). What is that and how do I get rid of it?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
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  2.    29 Oct 2016 #2

    I don't know about those drivers, I have different model but you can safely remove letter for that partition. If it's after C:/ it's most probably restore partition. Just to be sure, can you post a picture of Disk management ?
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  3.    29 Oct 2016 #3

    Here you go

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  4.    29 Oct 2016 #4

    Yes, F:/ is a restore partition and you can get rid of it's letter. I can also see a large, 46.58GB unallocated partition on second disk which you can put to good use because it's not used now.
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  5.    29 Oct 2016 #5

    Hm, I think that is kept for my samsung maintenance partition. I can get rid of the letter from disk management?
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  6.    29 Oct 2016 #6

    lyvean said: View Post
    Hm, I think that is kept for my samsung maintenance partition. I can get rid of the letter from disk management?
    Yes, sure, just remove the letter, you will have option from right click menu > Change drive letter and Paths > Remove.
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  7.    29 Oct 2016 #7

    Thanks so much for your help :)
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