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  1.    15 Jan 2017 #11
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2,254
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Hi,

    What will this affect if its disabled ?
    The "Portable device Enumerator" service tries synchronizing media content to removable devices even if there's nothing to sync. Hence the error when that device is no longer present at boot.

    You can boot, restart etc. with removable devices connected but once you remove one of them at boot, Windows will complain throwing this error at you.

    This particular service is a bit odd as I don't know of any native app which allows you to set up what to sync to what and what not. Maybe it's ahead of its time. LOL.

    The error in Event Viewer point to a particular device so using the Hive Key as a reference in Regedit allows you to remove that device and the error will vanish.


    I have that service enabled (manual, trigger start) and unless I'm distracted and forget to remove a USB device it won't generate any errors. (On W10 AU Edition).


    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  2.    15 Jan 2017 #12
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 233
    Windows 10 x64 v1703

    Quote Originally Posted by ROLEX View Post
    it didnt fix the issue but thanks to fdegrove disabled Portable Device Enumerator Service and it appears to be gone now.

    What will this affect if its disabled ?


    thanks
    From blackviper.com
    Enforces group policy for removable mass-storage devices. Enables applications such as Windows Media Player and Image Import Wizard to transfer and synchronize content using removable mass-storage devices.
    IMHO You can keep it disabled unless your computer is having a problem synchronizing / working with a media device. Then you can set it back to manual (is default) or try automatic if problem persists.
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