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SATA Hard drive in windows oddity


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Is it normal for SATA hard drives to show up in the USB stop list? (The safely remove hardware icon that appears in the system tray)

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And is there anyway to prevent it because I would hate to accidently stop my hard drive...

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Edited by Serrik, 19 December 2006 - 09:02 PM.

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I actually found out how to remove this from the removeable device list.

It involves a registry edit and it only works for nForce SATA controllers.

THIS DOES NOT WORK FOR THE 64 BIT VERSION OF WINDOWS, JUST THE 32 BIT

Remember to backup your registry and create a new system restore point if you are going to use this.

HK_LOCAL_MACHINE, System, current control set, services, nvata

Add a new DWORD value "DisableRemovable" and set its value to 1

Reboot
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