Originally Posted by wither 3
No; neither did removing the drive from the boot seque4nce altogether. i tried these after disable/uninsall were unsuccessful.
Afer roaming thru the archives and some links suggested there (all concerning discovering or installing optical-drive drivers, not uninstalling or hiding) I found a couple of registry keys that are worth investigating, but I haven't got time to do that carefully now. Evidently this situation isn;'t one that folks have had occasion to consider, so the shortcut, if there is one, hasn't been discovered yet.