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C:\ D:\ E:\ Showing as removable hardware, why?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by x_saosin_x, May 1, 2010.

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  1. x_saosin_x

    x_saosin_x Thread Starter

    Oct 13, 2005
    Hey, this might be an easy one but, C:\ D:\ E:\ are showing as removable hardware and i dont know why?

    for the first time ever after installing windows my hard drives are showing up on the task bar at the end under 'Safely remove hardware' and when you right click on a file or folder there on there on 'send to'

    is there any way to get rid of it as its never been there before?

    Thanks in advance, Phillip.
  2. JennyJackson01

    JennyJackson01 Account Closed

    Apr 3, 2010
    Hiya x_saosin_x.

    I`m not sure why they`re suddenly showing as removable when they didn`t before but are the drives SATA by any chance? Try typing `RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll` (without the quotes) into the Run command and see if they`re shown there.

    If you don`t like to see the tray icon, could you hide it as an Inactive icon ...

  3. Mumbodog


    Oct 3, 2007
    After installing windows, did you update/install your motherboard drivers?

    Make and model of PC?

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