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Harddrive Showing As Removable Hardware


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#1 amitinoz

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:45 PM

Hi,

I recently had to reinstall Windows XP on my C drive. The harddrive has 5 partitions and I only had to reinstall C Drive. But since then whenever I start windows, the Harddrive is appearing on the safely remove harddrive icon all the time. How do I stop this. Incidently I had the problem that on startup everytime the system would die on me and I had to reboot and it works fine the second time...always!! that problem still exists. Are the two problems related?

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#2 Vaerli

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 03:53 PM

Is your hard drive a USB harddrive? Thats the only way I can think of the computer to recognize it as removable..

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 04:26 PM

Mine does the same thing, its internal. Not IDE though. If that makes a difference.

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 07:06 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/143317/safely-remove-hard-drive/

#5 amitinoz

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 07:53 PM

bingo smurfgod!!

Mine is an internal seagate barracuda HD...
the comp has a nvidia video card..that might be the issue it seems..
I am gonna do what the other forum originator did and leave this one alone...
dont wanna mess with the registry and all..

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:44 PM

as long as you don't screw with anything else but what the other topic said to mess with, you'd be perfectly fine, I bet. If I remember correctly, most registry things in the ms program don't allow to be changed unless you purposely click on them and change them...

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 03:19 AM

Amending the registry, can that affect future "safely remove hardware" prompts from other products?




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