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Safely Remove Hardware Icon

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#1 DocSatan


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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:46 AM


My Specs:

Windows XP SP3
AMD Athlon 64 x 2 Dual Core Processor 4800+
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX

PC was built by a friend of mine. All new parts. Built approx 1.5 yrs ago.

The Safely Remove Hardware Icon has been on my Task Bar for a while now. When I double click on it I get this window:

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That's my Hard Drive!! Why is my HD showing up in Safely Remove Hardware?! :thumbsup:

So I click on Properties and I get this:

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Seems to be working fine.

I click on the Driver Tab and click on Driver Details and get this:

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Everything seems to be working fine. So what's up? Why is my HD listed as being safe to remove?

I was reading these threads regarding USB/Safely Remove Hardware questions:

Why Do I Need To Press "Safely Remove Hardware" When Removing a USB?

Safely Remove Hardware Icon-fix Doesn't Work

And I'm wondering if I did something bad. I do use USB Ports a lot. I use Thumb Drives and Digital Camera Plug-in. My Thumb Drives have an "Eject" option (Cruzer Thumb Drive) but I always just pulled out the plug for my Digital Camera...after I turned it off.

Does this have something to do with my problem?

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:04 PM

Your hard drive is being recognized as a removable drive.

This says it's by design with SATAII drives: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/196553-3...emove-hard-disk

Here's a registry edit to fix it with the nForce chipsets.
As with any registry edits, be sure to backup your registry before trying it.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:54 PM

Hey usasma!

Thanks for the links. Since it is not a sign of something bad, I'll just leave it be for now. I will save the Reg Fix info in case I get brave enough to use it. :thumbsup:

Thanks again!


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