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Windows 7: i see my local drives as removable ..

23 Jul 2012   #1

ultimate 64
i see my local drives as removable ..

hi ichange bios as ahci cause i have 2 dock station and every time i have to restart to see the dock stations hard drives,ok i change my bios settings to ahci (somewhere i read if i do that,i can see then the dock stations drives as hot swap) anyway i dont fix the problem cause i have to restart again the pc to see the dock stations drives but i see and my local drives (c:,d: ) as removable.any idea? how i fix it/.thank you.

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23 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

It's common if you're using AHCI.

There may be a BIOS setting to set the internal drives as not removable. It's not universal, though.
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23 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Some chipsets show the drives as removeable with AHCI and some don't. There isn't anything's just the way the drives are displayed.
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23 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7/64 HPremium.

As Deacon says, some drives are shown as removable, it's all in the chipset. My printer is shown as a removable drive, means nothing.
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23 Jul 2012   #5

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

With AHCI, I also see my OS drive as removable.

I tested this a long time ago, and got an error message when i tried to eject the device.
It would not eject...

I did make a backup image before that test, just in case...
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