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Windows 7: Hard Drive showing in removable devices

16 Sep 2009   #1

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Hard Drive showing in removable devices


I would like to NOT have my two SATA hard drives and my DVD/CD player not showing as removable hardware in the list on my task bar. Any ideas anybody?



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16 Sep 2009   #2


In BIOS - Is your drive controller enabled as AHCI? This allows SATA drives to be hot swap - removable. You and I can both search SevenForums for a reg hack to remove the two drives from the Safely Remove Hardware (SRH) icon list. I think there is a registry setting.

I'm a bit tired tonight, but I think you can change the BIOS setting to IDE without ill effect (not true for changing IDE to AHCI, but I think AHCI to IDE is OK).

Somebody stop me if I am wrong.
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