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Windows 7: Why does my hard disk appear in "Safely Remove Hardware" ?

16 Jul 2011   #1
ardisugianto

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 
Why does my hard disk appear in "Safely Remove Hardware" ?

hi guys... after installing windows 7, i notice there is something wrong with my safely remove program, my harrdrive (internal, not external) is appear in that list, how to fix this, because i think this is very anoying for me

thanx...


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16 Jul 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Does your board support hot swapping?
I have seen that happen before with controllers that support hot swap.
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17 Jul 2011   #3
tylerman

Win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

same problem here... never had this probelm in the past year untill just today when I removed my raid 0 to only use one hdd and reformatted windows...

gigabyte x58 a ud7

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17 Jul 2011   #4
tylerman

Win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

perhaps its because I am using ahci and not IDE???
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17 Jul 2011   #5
ardisugianto

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Does your board support hot swapping?
I have seen that happen before with controllers that support hot swap.
i'm sorry but i really don't know about this hot swap feature, can you explain to me, how to solve this ??
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17 Jul 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If that's the case it's simply how the board presents it's drives to windows.
It would probably mean disabling the feature altogether which is not something I would really reccomend doing.
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17 Jul 2011   #7
tylerman

Win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

there's nothing you can do.... except for setting safely remove hardware to always hide

Safely Remove Hardware icon for internal Hard Drive??? - Hard-Disks - Storage
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17 Jul 2011   #8
tylerman

Win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

In your motherboard bios if you change your sata controller to IDE instead of ACHI it will fix the problem because it's ACHI that is making your drive hot swap capable.

If you want to change from ACHI to ide without reformatting you will want to read this
[Solved] Can I switch from AHCI to IDE without re-format/re-install? - General-Storage - Storage

But ask yourself is it really worth all the effort to remove an icon? It's up 2 u
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17 Jul 2011   #9
ardisugianto

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tylerman View Post
In your motherboard bios if you change your sata controller to IDE instead of ACHI it will fix the problem because it's ACHI that is making your drive hot swap capable.

If you want to change from ACHI to ide without reformatting you will want to read this
[Solved] Can I switch from AHCI to IDE without re-format/re-install? - General-Storage - Storage

But ask yourself is it really worth all the effort to remove an icon? It's up 2 u
OK so in your opinion what should i choose? which best for my laptop, IDE or AHCI ?
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17 Jul 2011   #10
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As you have found out the safely remove icon for the HDD is to show it is capable of hot swapping, this is perfectly normal and I recommend leavig the system on AHCI as it has other advantages over IDE
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