Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Safely remove OS disk - what would happen?


17 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Safely remove OS disk - what would happen?

Since I have jumpy hands with a disability it is scaring the pants off me to find that Windows 7 allows me to pick my internal drive from which I am running the OS from the list of drives to stop with "safely remove hardware". It does seem like the world's stupidest question, and surely I will just get that "something is using this drive I can't stop it now" error, but will it do anything horrible if I accidentally hit that button one day? If it could all go horribly wrong, can I do anything to permanently hide the OS disk from the remove hardware options?

Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Aug 2010   #2

 

You have nothing to worry about. Windows won't stop or disconnect a drive that has any programs running from it (including windows itself)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Safely remove OS disk - what would happen?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Safely remove OS disk - what would happen?
Thread Forum
do you use USB Safely Remove for usb hard disk ? Hardware & Devices
Why does my hard disk appear in "Safely Remove Hardware" ? Hardware & Devices
Solved How to remove XP safely Installation & Setup
Unable to safely remove WD External Hard Disk Hardware & Devices
Can I remove an item from safely remove hardware list? Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33