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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by drifter13, Jan 23, 2007.

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  1. drifter13

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    Hi, back again with a new xp install, but i have an old problem now I can't remember to resolve. It's a small thing actually, but my Maxtor HDD is being listed as a removable it, like a USB device or something. It's in the little system icon tray that usually pops up for USB devices, and I'm worried about aciddently hitting remove.

    A while back I found a quick and easy registry fix that solved this problem, does anyone know where i might find this?
     
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    Let me guess, you have a nVidia based motherboard and SATA disk, right?

    This is normal for some driver versions. See if there's an upgraded chipset driver for your nVidia chipset.
     
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    Yeah, that's pretty much my situation, but driver updates don't seem to fix it. Last time i did a one line reg edit I found on the net and it worked perfect, but I don't remeber what it was or where i found it.
     
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    I never did find a registry edit to remove it. I have Vista on that machine now, and it doesn't think the SATA drive is removable, so I stopped looking for a solution. :)
     
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