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 Hardware - DVD/CD Drive?

30 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Safely Remove Hardware - DVD/CD Drive?

Just installed Windows 7 (64-bit Business)- liking it so far. One thing that I am confused on though: I am being offered to safely remove hardware for my DVD/CD drive? This was not something I ever saw under Vista prior to this so I am confused as to why it is showing that option in Windows 7. It is a permanent drive - why would I want to safely remove it?

Thanks for any thoughts/help on this.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 64-bit Home

i also get the option to remove my main hard drive C:

kinda odd
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Safely Remove Hardware - DVD/CD Drive?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Remove SD CARD in the Safely Remove Hardware list
I have a laptop with 256 SSD. And it is small for me. What I did is I bought an SDCard with 128Gig and use it as my extra drive. It works fine and fast. What I want to do next is to make it permanent or set it as a non-removable drive not prevent myself or anyone to unmount it. How can I remove...
Hardware & Devices
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?
Hardware & Devices
"Safely remove hardware" not showing drive letter/label
From my "Safely remove hardware and eject media" I get a dialog that says: Open Devices and Printers ------------------------- Ian's pc - Eject ST320005 42A2 SCSI Disk Device - Eject ST320005 42A2 SCSI Disk Device
Hardware & Devices
Can I remove an item from safely remove hardware list?
Hi all, In the safely remove hardware menu (from clicking the icon in the task bar) I have both my internal sata hard drives listed. I'll never want to remove these so is there a way to remove them from the list? I'm guessing it might require some registry editing but I've no idea where to...
Hardware & Devices
Safely Remove Hardware - Sata Drive { Rack }
My drives dont show up { 2 x sata in racks } to remove. So how do i safely stop them to remove , also no option in drive properties to enable quick removal like xp. I have no probs with xp drive inserted only win7 , yet i can access the drives etc just the safe removal , and nothing shows up in...
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 12:52.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App