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Windows 7: enable AHCI in Windows 7

12 Apr 2011   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Too bad we weren't much help!


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13 Apr 2011   #22
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It must be a way to to that, but i can't find it.
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13 Apr 2011   #23
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
It must be a way to to that, but i can't find it.
No not really. If you remove that icon then you remove the ability to Safely Remove any and all pieces of hardware that may be listed in there.
It is just a glitch in the OS and or the way AHCI is implemented, not being able to distinguish between internal and external hardware.

I got an idea! Why not set the task bar to Auto Hide. That way it's not staring you in the face all the time.
Grant me the serenity to accept the think I can not change.
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13 Apr 2011   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
It must be a way to to that, but i can't find it.

Have a look at this one, it works the same.


How to Reset and Clean the Notification Icons List in Vista
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13 Apr 2011   #25
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
It must be a way to to that, but i can't find it.

Have a look at this one, it works the same.


How to Reset and Clean the Notification Icons List in Vista
Didn't work. Thanks, anyway.
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13 Apr 2011   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

At least I'm batting a thousand!
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13 Apr 2011   #27
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
It must be a way to to that, but i can't find it.
No not really. If you remove that icon then you remove the ability to Safely Remove any and all pieces of hardware that may be listed in there.
It is just a glitch in the OS and or the way AHCI is implemented, not being able to distinguish between internal and external hardware.
The icon is telling you that you have the capability to hot plug the internal SATA drive. Clicking on this icon will give you the option to safely remove hardware before doing it.

Are you sure you removed the tick in the box before trying to change what is displayed? (and leave it removed after changing)


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13 Apr 2011   #28
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
At least I'm batting a thousand!
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13 Apr 2011   #29
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found the solution.
Depends on your harddrives / port number, etc

reg.exe add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci\Controller0\Channel5" /f /v TreatAsInternalPort /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001"

reg.exe add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci\Controller0\Channel1" /f /v TreatAsInternalPort /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001"

Just replace 0 ( number ) from Controller and 1 ( one ) from Channel with whatever you have to.
Check your harddrives / ports
I addes those value with command promt "run as administrator"
So, the numbers 5 ( Channel5 ) and 1 ( Channel1 ) are the SATA ports from my motherboard, and there i have connected my harddrives. No hotswap icon more in sistray. I tested with some USB stick.
The USB stick icon appear in sistray.
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13 Apr 2011   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
I found the solution.
Depends on your harddrives / port number, etc

reg.exe add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci\Controller0\Channel5" /f /v TreatAsInternalPort /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001"

reg.exe add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci\Controller0\Channel1" /f /v TreatAsInternalPort /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001"

Just replace 0 ( number ) from Controller and 1 ( one ) from Channel with whatever you have to.
Check your harddrives / ports
I addes those value with command promt "run as administrator"
So, the numbers 5 ( Channel5 ) and 1 ( Channel1 ) are the SATA ports from my motherboard, and there i have connected my harddrives. No hotswap icon more in sistray. I tested with some USB stick.
The USB stick icon appear in sistray.

Well done mate, thanks for the update.
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