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Windows 7: Why is HD&DVD showing up safely remove hardware?

22 Oct 2009   #1
jkarm

windows 7 enterprise RC trial
 
 
Why is HD&DVD showing up safely remove hardware?

Why is HD&DVD showing up safely remove hardware?
Both are SATA and bios was setup as Native and AHCI
I dont want either showing up but only external devices....I'm sure there is a simple tweak but just not sure why they are showing up in the first place


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22 Oct 2009   #2
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I don't know how to modify that.

It's normal for SATA drives to appear as removable when you are using AHCI drivers. (Even the hard drive with the OS shows up as removable.)

I believe that the drives could really be hot swapped, although that's not convenient for drives that aren't mounted in caddies.
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23 Oct 2009   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
It's normal for SATA drives to appear as removable when you are using AHCI drivers. (Even the hard drive with the OS shows up as removable.)
+1

Have a tablet PC running Seven and its internal SATA drive shows up as removable, even though (without taking the case apart), it's not.
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24 Oct 2009   #4
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jkarm View Post
Why is HD&DVD showing up safely remove hardware?
Both are SATA and bios was setup as Native and AHCI
I dont want either showing up but only external devices....I'm sure there is a simple tweak but just not sure why they are showing up in the first place
Change settings to SATA
Numerous posts concerning AHCI being unsupported.
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21 Jun 2010   #5
jap14

Win 7
 
 

Sorry to necropost, but this thread is rather high in Google's ranking when you search for this issue, so I decided to sign up to give a link to the solution to this problem.

http://www.sevenforums.com/539409-post4.html

More (official) information:
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