Disable Scan and Fix for Removable Drives

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  1. Posts : 1,814
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    Disable Scan and Fix for Removable Drives

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  2. Posts : 1,261
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1
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    Cool article, but there's an easier way that does not disable Shell Hardware Detection or AutoPlay!.

    When using removable media, instead of simply yanking the device out (as most people do), use the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in the Taskbar Notification area:

    Disable Scan and Fix for Removable Drives-image1.jpg

    That way, you won't screwup the filesystem of the device, and you'll never see the "Scan and Fix" prompt...
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  3. Posts : 72,123
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    I'm not sure. Disabling that service will also prevent AutoPlay from working.
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  4. Posts : 1,814
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    Dzomlija said:
    Cool article, but there's an easier way that does not disable Shell Hardware Detection or AutoPlay!.

    When using removable media, instead of simply yanking the device out (as most people do), use the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in the Taskbar Notification area:

    Disable Scan and Fix for Removable Drives-image1.jpg

    That way, you won't screwup the filesystem of the device, and you'll never see the "Scan and Fix" prompt...
    I absolutely concur that is the correct way to avoid all of this. I just posted this as I've seen people on here complaining about how the message pops up every time and they just want to get rid of it. This would be a fix, although not suggested for the average user.
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  5. Posts : 1,814
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    Brink said:
    I'm not sure. Disabling that service will also prevent AutoPlay from working.
    Disabling Autoplay is a good protection mechanism from a lot of the recent zero-day's that have come out in the past couple months (LNK vulnerability, et. al.).
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  6. Posts : 72,123
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    Tru dat, but unfortunately disabling the "Shell Hardware Detection" service will also stop the "Windows Image Acquisition" (WIA) service for scanners and cameras.
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  7. Posts : 1,814
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    Well that's not as excellent.

    Feel free to delete this post if it will impose more of a burden on people's computers than it would help. I posted it rather quickly without the disclaimers necessary, so I'm not sure how helpful this might be in the long run. I won't be offended.
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  8. Posts : 72,123
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    The thread is fine.

    It's just a decision that folks will need to make if it will work for them or not if they wanted to try it. That's all. :)
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  9. Posts : 1,814
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    Yea, I just try to avoid giving advice that has an exception or risk list the length of a medicine commercial.
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  10. Posts : 2,177
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    FliGi7 said:
    Well that's not as excellent.

    Feel free to delete this post if it will impose more of a burden on people's computers than it would help. I posted it rather quickly without the disclaimers necessary, so I'm not sure how helpful this might be in the long run. I won't be offended.
    I always like to know these little things so thanks for posting... most of the time people may not want to do this but I'm sure people will benefit from this (even knowing the issues that can arise).

    Regards,
    JDobbsy1987
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