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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?
 

JohnWill

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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.
 

drifter13

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JohnWill said:
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.
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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