Dear formerly confused; now barely enlightened, People would you normally associate Other Devices/Mass Storage controller with a card slot driver. Not me said the horses ass of the day. I deleted the offending items driver both from the Device panael and the windows installer (Your uninstaller is not yet installed)
The saw it among my downloads, nearly deleted it cuz I thought it was covered, it wasn't; was using the generic windows drivers instead. Clicked on it out of desperation. Rebooted the stupid laptop and wonder of wonders it had fixed itself.
The object to the exercise NOW is to never go Gateway, what a pain in the ass.
PS. There is a little good news to share from the time I spent messing around here. I got to help a few folks around that knew less than me. Go figure <laffin> Later guys thanks for the all...