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Hard drive and dvd drive shows in the "safely remove hardware"

By amiruddin3
Nov 26, 2008
  1. hello,

    can anyone help me.
    i have problem with my drive and dvd drive. it appear on the "safely remove hardware". it can be remove like usb such as pendrive e.t.c.

    how can i dissapear the drive in "safely remove hardware" ?

    i think this direct link to image can help for my problem explaination. just paste it in the browser.


    this is my computer information.

    computer : acer aspire M1461
    os : Windows vista ultimate sp1
    cpu : intel pentium dual cor e2220-2.46
    hdd : 160 sata
    bios : R01-B2
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

    Its probably because of how your bios is set for sata drives (native mode, rather then emulating ide which many XP users do to avoid needing to install sata drivers during xp install). It is because the sata standard allows for hot swappable drives, like usb, but obviously you don't want to do that because it is also your OS drive.

    I think there is a way you can change it to make your drive not show up, but I don't know how. It isn't a big deal though, so I wouldn't worry about it, and if someone replies with how to change it then I would if it bothers you.
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