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Windows 7: hp 4515s problem-hdd and wireless as removable device

14 May 2010   #1

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hp 4515s problem-hdd and wireless as removable device

After fresh instalation, windows seven see hdd and wireless (Broadcom) as removable device?
I install all drivers from official hp site.
Any suggestions?

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14 May 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Have you installed the correct chipset drivers for your motherboard? You should be able to find them on the HP website.

All of your drivers are located here:

HP ProBook 4515s Notebook PC- Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center
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14 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

In a way its normal because with SATA drives and AHCI enabled, you have the ability to hot-swap. You may think your disk as fixed and never intend to swap it. Someone else may have a swappable tray on that same controller and want it to be listed in Safely remove. In fact every SATA disk should have that capability, it would just be nice if Windows had a check box for each drive so that you could choose which ones you want to be removeable.

Basically windows is just acting on the info about drive properties it gets from the driver and the disk. So updating the mobo drivers, as Al suggested should do the trick. Having said that windows should be smart enough not to see the boot drive as removeable...
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09 Jun 2010   #4

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Thanks for the answers,but as I said before,I installed latest drivers from HP site.Its not a big problem,but "windows should be smart enough not to see the boot drive as removeable..."
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