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Windows 7: Safely remove hardware & eject media- Hard Drive

20 Jun 2015   #1
ErraticFox

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Safely remove hardware & eject media- Hard Drive

In my task tray, it has that icon for "safely remove hardware & eject media" icon, when I right click it, it shows my main hard drive as the device... Now I just built this computer. So did I plug it into the wrong SATA slot?


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20 Jun 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

no, you`re fine, it`s not uncommon to see this.

My Gateway does the same thing with it`s Crucial ssd, we`ve looked into this and have no clue why it does it.
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21 Jun 2015   #3
derekimo

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Mine did that on the Intel ports until I installed the IRST driver.

It still does it on the Marvell ports.

Are you plugged in to one of these I outlined below?

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According to your manual those are the Intel ports.

The other four are ASMedia.


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21 Jun 2015   #4
ErraticFox

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Mine did that on the Intel ports until I installed the IRST driver.

It still does it on the Marvell ports.

Are you plugged in to one of these I outlined below?

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According to your manual those are the Intel ports.

The other four are ASMedia.
Yes mine are plugged in on the two at the end in the outlined. So how would I go about fixing this? Do I switch them to the others or install that driver?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
no, you`re fine, it`s not uncommon to see this.

My Gateway does the same thing with it`s Crucial ssd, we`ve looked into this and have no clue why it does it.
I'd like to get rid of it because I like to get unnecessary stuff from the task tray because it didn't do this before. :/
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21 Jun 2015   #5
derekimo

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I would try the driver myself, have you installed any of the drivers for your board?

The drivers for both controllers are listed here under SATA,

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards...Desk_Download/
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21 Jun 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

We thought it had something to do with these options here, but changing them did nothing, the icon still remained.

Maybe something in one of these links will help.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...rdware&es_th=1

It looks like there`s a fix in the 1st link Good Luck and let us know if you get it fixed.


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21 Jun 2015   #7
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
We thought it had something to do with these options here, but changing them did nothing, the icon still remained.
Yeah, I found that mentioned a few times when I was looking around, I don't even have a Policies tab in W8.1


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21 Jun 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Maybe that`s a Windows 8.1 thing ?
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21 Jun 2015   #9
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Maybe that`s a Windows 8.1 thing ?
That's a safe bet.

I know installing the IRST driver got rid of it on the Intel ports.

Couldn't find a solution for my HDD that was connected to the Marvell port so I just moved it to one of the SATAII ports to get rid of the safely remove icon.
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21 Jun 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There is a registry setting for marking drive as internal, I will try to find it again. Used it on a friends laptop 2.5 months ago.

Edit: Here it is

My internal SATA device appears in Devices and Printers and in the - Microsoft Community
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