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Windows 7: DVD in Hard Disk Drives group, not Removable Storage

01 Feb 2011   #1
nigelmercier

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
DVD in Hard Disk Drives group, not Removable Storage

I've just bought a Samsung SATA DVD drive, model SH-S223L/RSMN. It appears in Device Manager as TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223L ATA Device. Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit.


It seems to be working fine, but in Windows Explorer (Tiles, Group by Type) it appears in the Hard Disk Drives group, and not under Removable Storage.

The only change I have made since installing it is to add an UpperFilters entry to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} to make iTunes start without complaining. I don't think this is related.


Any ideas how to get it back in the right group?


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01 Feb 2011   #2
James Colbert

 
 

I would check your bios settings. What's the port it's plugged into designated as?

James
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01 Feb 2011   #3
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

I had the same issue with my SH-S223. It never posed an issue for me though and functioned great the entire time I had it installed. I just removed it and went to a blu-ray burner.
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02 Feb 2011   #4
nigelmercier

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
I would check your bios settings. What's the port it's plugged into designated as?
James
How do you mean "designated"?

The main problem is that being a non-removable drive it doesn't have the associated right-click functions.
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02 Feb 2011   #5
James Colbert

 
 

Just speculating that if you have the onboard control mode set to IDE (see screenshot), the drive may not show up as removable.

Also, here's a link to your manual (Rev 1), if you need it:

http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList...x38t-dq6_e.pdf

If you need Rev 1.1, click on the 1.1 link at this page:

GA-X38T-DQ6 (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Overview

Now for the screenshot:

Name:  Gigabyte GA-X38T-DQ6.JPG
Views: 39
Size:  35.6 KB


The above is found on page 45. The bios section starts on page 39.


James


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