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Windows 7: Internal SATA drives are treated as removable drives

12 Oct 2010   #11
toolbox1234

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I believe the hotplugging is a feature of the AHCI driver.

Check in the Device Manager under Disk Drives -> Right Click Drive and choose Properties and look under the Policies tab.

"You should also see each drive with these options in the Devices & Printers section as well.
I think hot plugging is a feature of ESATA. The dialog box you attached will only show up if the system considers the drive an ESATA drive and not an internal SATA drive. I used to get the dialog box before the registry changes.


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12 Oct 2010   #12
toolbox1234

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Even with the Safely remove icon, windows wouldnt let you eject the system drive. If it bothers you guys, try the Icon Remover, that'll hide the icon in the tray.

IconRemover - freeware tool for complete removal of 'Safely Remove Hardware' Icon
The point is I don't want to hide the "safely remove hardware" icon. I plug/unplug usb drive (and my digital camera) pretty often and need the "safely remove hardware" icon and the function all the time.
I am not saying everyone go ahead and edit their registry. Just point out a solution to my problem. If the problem doesn't bother you, don't do anything. After all, the P in PC stands for personal. Do whatever you want with your pc (after you back it up).
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12 Oct 2010   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I believe the hotplugging is a feature of the AHCI driver.

Check in the Device Manager under Disk Drives -> Right Click Drive and choose Properties and look under the Policies tab.

"You should also see each drive with these options in the Devices & Printers section as well.
My SATA hard drive has the "Write-cauhing policy" window but not the other one.
My USB thumbdrive only has the Removal policy window. Even setting for quick removal won't get ride of the safely remove icon though. How do I know if my SATA driver is AHCI or not?
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12 Oct 2010   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toolbox1234 View Post
On my Windoiws 7 Ultimate desktop PC, all my SATA hard drives are show up as removable from day 1. This is not a big problem but an anonyance. When I click "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media", all my fixed drives are listed along with the USB drive. Anyway to change the drive type of my internal drives to the proper type?
Thanks.
Perhaps I'm missing the point here, but none of my "internal" SATA hard drives show up as removable drives, nor should they.

What am I missing?

Can you post a screen shot showing this?

Here's mine....

Internal SATA drives are treated as removable drives-capture.jpg
This is with AHCI enable in the BIOS

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
"You should also see each drive with these options in the Devices & Printers section as well.
Hmmm....don't have that option, never did.


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12 Oct 2010   #15
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toolbox1234 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Even with the Safely remove icon, windows wouldnt let you eject the system drive. If it bothers you guys, try the Icon Remover, that'll hide the icon in the tray.

IconRemover - freeware tool for complete removal of 'Safely Remove Hardware' Icon
The point is I don't want to hide the "safely remove hardware" icon. I plug/unplug usb drive (and my digital camera) pretty often and need the "safely remove hardware" icon and the function all the time.
I am not saying everyone go ahead and edit their registry. Just point out a solution to my problem. If the problem doesn't bother you, don't do anything. After all, the P in PC stands for personal. Do whatever you want with your pc (after you back it up).
Disable AHCI (set it to IDE) in your BIOS if you enabled it
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12 Oct 2010   #16
toolbox1234

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toolbox1234 View Post
On my Windoiws 7 Ultimate desktop PC, all my SATA hard drives are show up as removable from day 1. This is not a big problem but an anonyance. When I click "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media", all my fixed drives are listed along with the USB drive. Anyway to change the drive type of my internal drives to the proper type?
Thanks.
Perhaps I'm missing the point here, but none of my "internal" SATA hard drives show up as removable drives, nor should they.

What am I missing?

Can you post a screen shot showing this?

Here's mine....

Attachment 104052
This is with AHCI enable in the BIOS
If you internal SATA drives don't show up as removable drives, you don't have this issues. The only way to tell is to click the "safely remove hardware and eject media" icon at the system tray. Before my registry edit, all my internal drives are listed there. After the registry edit, I do not have "safely remove..." icon at the system tray unless I plug in my digital camera or a USB flash drive.
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12 Oct 2010   #17
toolbox1234

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toolbox1234 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Even with the Safely remove icon, windows wouldnt let you eject the system drive. If it bothers you guys, try the Icon Remover, that'll hide the icon in the tray.

IconRemover - freeware tool for complete removal of 'Safely Remove Hardware' Icon
The point is I don't want to hide the "safely remove hardware" icon. I plug/unplug usb drive (and my digital camera) pretty often and need the "safely remove hardware" icon and the function all the time.
I am not saying everyone go ahead and edit their registry. Just point out a solution to my problem. If the problem doesn't bother you, don't do anything. After all, the P in PC stands for personal. Do whatever you want with your pc (after you back it up).
Disable AHCI (set it to IDE) in your BIOS if you enabled it
Can not disable AHCI. My "hackintosh" require all hard drives to be in AHCI mode.
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12 Oct 2010   #18
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toolbox1234 View Post
Perhaps I'm missing the point here, but none of my "internal" SATA hard drives show up as removable drives, nor should they.

What am I missing?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toolbox1234 View Post
If you internal SATA drives don't show up as removable drives, you don't have this issues. The only way to tell is to click the "safely remove hardware and eject media" icon at the system tray.
My point is is that this thread is\was going in the direction that this is normal. I don't think it is, which I suppose is why you posted this in the first place. Sorry.

And whenever I connect my "external HD(s)" and click "safely remove" the only drive I get is the external drive(s).

Do you have your "internal" drives hooked up the the "e-sata" ports on the motherboard? That "might" be the problem.
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12 Oct 2010   #19
toolbox1234

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
My point is is that this thread is\was going in the direction that this is normal. I don't think it is, which I suppose is why you posted this in the first place. Sorry.

And whenever I connect my "external HD(s)" and click "safely remove" the only drive I get is the external drive(s).

Do you have your "internal" drives hooked up the the "e-sata" ports on the motherboard? That "might" be the problem.
I think my "problem" is I have a DIY PC with an older motherboard (Gigabyte P965-DS3 rev 1.1). Since the motherboard was for hobbyists, the BIOS for it does not make any distinction between internal drive and ESATA drive. Any of the SATA socket can be connected to "internal" SATA drive or uses an ESTA cable for external SATA drive. When Win 7 comes along, it decides all my drives are external because there is no way it can tell.
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12 Oct 2010   #20
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

mine does the same thing and its a newer p7p55d-e pro motherboard...
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