Windows 10: The USB "Phantom" drive just won't go away.

Discus and support The USB "Phantom" drive just won't go away. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Strange. W10 Pro x64. I was doing some work swapping some USB Flash Drives and mysteriously, the G: drive appeared. Take a look at the image. I can... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Compumind, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Compumind Win User

    The USB "Phantom" drive just won't go away.


    Strange. W10 Pro x64.

    I was doing some work swapping some USB Flash Drives and mysteriously, the G: drive appeared.
    Take a look at the image. I can eject the G: drive but it does not go away.


    The USB "Phantom" drive just won't go away. [​IMG]


    No other USB device is plugged into the unit, except for E: which is a USB 3.0 external HDD.

    Any ideas as to the cause and how to get rid of it?

    TIA *Rolleyes

    :)
     
    Compumind, Nov 24, 2018
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  2. fireberd Win User

    Phantom USB Drive


    Both my Win 10 Pro (production system) and Win 10 Pro Preview versions*list a USB drive (each install is on a separate SSD). There is no USB drive connected and the status code, from what I find, says it is a*"NET" device. I don't have any network connected USB devices. If I uninstall it, in the Device Manger, it will come back either on a reboot or just scan for new hardware.

    I posted this before, not on this forum, and never got anything resolved. I had this listed with an old motherboard. I recently upgraded my system to new hardware but the USB device is still listed.

    Here are some screenshots from the Device Manger of the Preview system. *My production system shows the same thing.


    The USB "Phantom" drive just won't go away. [​IMG]

    The USB "Phantom" drive just won't go away. [​IMG]

    The USB "Phantom" drive just won't go away. [​IMG]

    The USB "Phantom" drive just won't go away. [​IMG]
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    fireberd, Nov 24, 2018
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    when i put a usb on my n97 it won t charge when i put on the computer it won t say nokia pc suite or else it not reading the usb cannot work on my phone plz hel
     
    karim71---01, Nov 24, 2018
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  4. Lazzer408 Win User

    The USB "Phantom" drive just won't go away.

    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    Any usb flash drive I plug into my computer isn't assigned a drive letter. The physical drive shows in the "safely remove hardware" but it doesnt show up in disk management. I have tried to populate the volume thru the safely remove hardware properties window and it does pop up in the list but it doesn't stay there. This isn't a format or assign a letter problem. It's more complicated then that. Maybe one of the services needed for usb drive management was disabled? Suggestions needed. btw external usb harddrives work fine.
     
    Lazzer408, Nov 24, 2018
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