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Windows 7: IDE Hard drive detected as Removable device

24 Jan 2011   #1
yeroman

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 
IDE Hard drive detected as Removable device

I plugged my old IDE hard disk inside my computer and tried to install Windows 7. It was divided into two partitions but neither of them permits a Windows installation (which baffles me when I already formatted one partition in NTFS).. So I booted from another hard disk and tried to see if I can use the it as slave instead. It worked but the problem is, windows detects it as removable drive.

After booting, MyComputer doesn't show the drive first. I have to wait for minutes OR I have to refresh the device manager. And then Autoplay pops out! That's the only time I can use it. When I restart my system, the process repeats.

I even configured it at BIOS as Slave but nothing happens.


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24 Jan 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

you do not set IDE HD to Cable Select, Primary, or Secondary in BIOS.

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