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Windows 7: Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media problem.


08 Jan 2010   #1

Windows Seven
 
 
Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media problem.

Hi, I recently installed Windows 7 and it's working great so far. But there's one tiny little thing that's been bothering me.

There's an icon for Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media, but the problem is that it's for my Samsung internal SATA hard drive!

Is there any way I can stop it from telling me it's okay to eject it? Or hide the icon itself?

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08 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Yes, click on task bar ....properties.....customize

The area with the clock is the notification area.
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08 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Knighty View Post
Hi, I recently installed Windows 7 and it's working great so far. But there's one tiny little thing that's been bothering me.

There's an icon for Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media, but the problem is that it's for my Samsung internal SATA hard drive!

Is there any way I can stop it from telling me it's okay to eject it? Or hide the icon itself?
Your hard disk is configured as AHCI - are you happy with the performance?
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30 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 
How to Stop Drive appearing in Safely Remove Hardware

It appears that in Windows 7 some sata ports are incorrectly installed as external ports by default.


A fix can be found in the document located at:


http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/eSATA.mspx


Right Click the command prompt and select 'Run as Administrator';


Copy and paste the following command into the command prompt:


reg.exe add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci\Controller(n)\Channel(N)" /f /v TreatAsInternalPort /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001


Change (n) for the contoller number 0 on my machine ie. 'Controller0' and change (N) for the SATA port number 1 5 on my machine ie. Channel1, Channel2, channel3....etc


You can check which controller number and port(s) by using regedit to check the registry keys. The keys can also be be added while your there.
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30 Jan 2010   #5
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markatneerim View Post
It appears that in Windows 7 some sata ports are incorrectly installed as external ports by default.

Change (n) for the contoller number 0 on my machine ie. 'Controller0' and change (N) for the SATA port number 1 5 on my machine ie. Channel1, Channel2, channel3....etc


You can check which controller number and port(s) by using regedit to check the registry keys. The keys can also be be added while your there.
I did what you said but I don't understand what your last two part mean, can you explain better? thanks.
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12 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
It appears that in Windows 7 some sata ports are incorrectly installed as external ports by default.

Change (n) for the contoller number 0 on my machine ie. 'Controller0' and change (N) for the SATA port number 1 5 on my machine ie. Channel1, Channel2, channel3....etc

Hey markatneerim,

I had the same problem on my laptop, and I've tried your solution and it worked perfectly!
However, I now still have the SD Host Controller in my Safely Remove Hardware List. I cannot apply the same method you suggested for the SATA drives, since the location is not defined by Controller number and Channel...

Any suggestions?

Thanks up front!
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15 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've just run into an identical-looking problem following an update of all out-of-date drivers on my system. However, in my case the registry hack given on this thread didn't work (and I then undid it), and the 'safely remove' dialog that I got specified the JMB368C Host Controller as the device involved - which didn't really sound like a hard disk.

I then scoured through Device Manager and eventually located the culprit, which is described as 'Memory technology driver' and is made by the JMicron Technology Corp. I have no idea what it does, nor even whether it is something actually needed on my system.

Incidentally, I've tried 'safely removing' the device, and the icon then disappears until the next startup, but there appears to be no resultant change in the system, either adverse or otherwise, so I am left wondering whether this is a device that my system really doesn't need; maybe it's needed for some sort of functionality that I don't use?

Anyway, can some nice person point me to a registry hack or other configuration steps to stop this device from presenting a 'safely remove' icon in the notification area? It's no good my simply configuring the notification area to hide it, because I have that actually configured to 'show all', and that's the way I want to keep it. Many thanks to all you helpful people out there!
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11 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Hot swap HDD cage does not reveal disks 'Volume Labels'

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markatneerim View Post
It appears that in Windows 7 some sata ports are incorrectly installed as external ports by default.


A fix can be found in the document located at:


Internal and External SATA Port Configuration


Right Click the command prompt and select 'Run as Administrator';


Copy and paste the following command into the command prompt:


reg.exe add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci\Controller(n)\Channel(N)" /f /v TreatAsInternalPort /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001


Change (n) for the contoller number – 0 on my machine ie. 'Controller0' and change (N) for the SATA port number – 1 – 5 on my machine ie. Channel1, Channel2, channel3....etc


You can check which controller number and port(s) by using regedit to check the registry keys. The keys can also be be added while your there.

This is a great advice, thank you.

Question:
What would registry entry to achieve the opposite?

Reasoning:
For example when 4 disks are residing inside a hot swap cage like the Lian-Li EX-H34, then only the disks are displayed in the 'safely remove hardware panel' but NOT the Volume Labels of each disk. This can become confusing when 2 or more disks in that cage are identical. In that case one cannot no longer differentiate the disk one likes to remove.

When these 4 disks are connected directly - without the EX-H34 as an intermediary device - then the function 'safely remove hardware' displays all 4 drives with their corresponding volume labels properly.

So it seems that the drive cage device is the cause, but according to Lian-Li the lines are straight through, no intermediary processing is applied to any SATA signal.

Any ideas?

url to the above mentioned device:
Lian Li EX-H34

EDIT:

The problem I encountered is NOT caused by the intermediate hard drive device cage!!
The problem is the driver for the Marvell 9128 chip.
The solution is posted here:
Show Volume name in SRH
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