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HDD listed in Safely Remove Hardware

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cindan, Jul 8, 2008.

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  1. cindan

    cindan Thread Starter

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    I was helping a friend with her computer and I noticed in the tray the icon for Safely Remove Hardware. As she didn't have any devices plugged in (ipod, etc.) I was curious so I looked to see what was listed. The only thing listed was her internal hard drive. Which I thought was really weird. Why would it be listed there and how can I/she get it unlisted?

    Thank you in advance to any and all who can help me out.
     
  2. 00trav

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    It is probably because it is an SATA hard drive and you can "safely remove" those. Sometimes if you have a partition set up on it, it will show up on the list. Its not a big deal, you can leave it.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    If the controller supports hot swapping, it will show up as a removable drive.

    Just as a guess, is this a nforce/nvidia chipset motherboard?
     
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