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Windows 7: Disable Scan and Fix for Removable Drives

29 Nov 2010   #1
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 
Disable Scan and Fix for Removable Drives

Disable Scan and Fix for Removable Drives in Windows - How-To Geek


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29 Nov 2010   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Cool article, but there's an easier way that does not disable Shell Hardware Detection or AutoPlay!.

When using removable media, instead of simply yanking the device out (as most people do), use the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in the Taskbar Notification area:

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That way, you won't screwup the filesystem of the device, and you'll never see the "Scan and Fix" prompt...


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29 Nov 2010   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 

I'm not sure. Disabling that service will also prevent AutoPlay from working.
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29 Nov 2010   #4
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Cool article, but there's an easier way that does not disable Shell Hardware Detection or AutoPlay!.

When using removable media, instead of simply yanking the device out (as most people do), use the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in the Taskbar Notification area:


That way, you won't screwup the filesystem of the device, and you'll never see the "Scan and Fix" prompt...
I absolutely concur that is the correct way to avoid all of this. I just posted this as I've seen people on here complaining about how the message pops up every time and they just want to get rid of it. This would be a fix, although not suggested for the average user.
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29 Nov 2010   #5
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm not sure. Disabling that service will also prevent AutoPlay from working.
Disabling Autoplay is a good protection mechanism from a lot of the recent zero-day's that have come out in the past couple months (LNK vulnerability, et. al.).
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29 Nov 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 

Tru dat, but unfortunately disabling the "Shell Hardware Detection" service will also stop the "Windows Image Acquisition" (WIA) service for scanners and cameras.
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29 Nov 2010   #7
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Well that's not as excellent.

Feel free to delete this post if it will impose more of a burden on people's computers than it would help. I posted it rather quickly without the disclaimers necessary, so I'm not sure how helpful this might be in the long run. I won't be offended.
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29 Nov 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 

The thread is fine.

It's just a decision that folks will need to make if it will work for them or not if they wanted to try it. That's all.
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29 Nov 2010   #9
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Yea, I just try to avoid giving advice that has an exception or risk list the length of a medicine commercial.
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29 Nov 2010   #10
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Well that's not as excellent.

Feel free to delete this post if it will impose more of a burden on people's computers than it would help. I posted it rather quickly without the disclaimers necessary, so I'm not sure how helpful this might be in the long run. I won't be offended.
I always like to know these little things so thanks for posting... most of the time people may not want to do this but I'm sure people will benefit from this (even knowing the issues that can arise).

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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