Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z
Quote: Originally Posted by stevecn70
All SATA devices show up in that list because they can be stopped and removed from the computer. There isn't anyway to not make them show up.
Mine doesn't show up, my external drive does when I plug it in, but not my main drive.
And herein, the key may lie.
The internal SATA drives that appear on the list are connected to a controller with AHCI enabled. Only AHCI ports support hot swapping.
The internal drives that do not appear on the list are connected to a controller with IDE enabled. IDE does not support hot swapping.
The OP can override the appearance of the SRH occurence, but it will reset on every boot. It is hard coded in the driver. Of course, you could add a reg file merge to your start-up to override on each boot.
safelyremovehardware dot com has an app to assist, but it is not free.
My mobo mounted USB wifi appears on the list.
You can create a shortcut to this
%windir%\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
to bring up the dialog box and possibly avoid fatfinger disconnects.