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Removing the "safely remove" icon

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  1. Rogelio

    Rogelio Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I just installed a SATA hard drive in my new motherboard, but in windows xp I get the "safely remove hardware" icon on the system tray, which refers to my hard drive.

    Is there a way to tell windows that I'm not going to remove the hard drive so I don't have to see the icon?
     
  2. Derrick

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    did you use the onboard controller or a sata pci card ?
     
  3. Rogelio

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    onboard controller
     
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    Right click on the task bar and go to properties. Make sure you are on the Taskbar tab, then put a check in Hide Inactive Icons, and click on Customize. Scroll down until you see "Safely Remove Hardware" and click to the right of it (should say "Hide When Inactive"). Change this to say "Hide Always" and then click OK twice to save the settings.
     
  5. Whaines

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    I dont think thats what he wants. SATA drives shouldn't be having that tag. I have two SATA drives and none of them display that. This is plugged into the motherboard, right?
     
  6. Rogelio

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    Whaines is right, that just hides the icon but the ability to remove it its still there. And yes its plugged into the motherboard.
     
  7. Rogelio

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    Any other ideas?
     
  8. Whaines

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    Hmm.... drivers, maybe?
     
  9. think247

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    same problem here.
    I have:
    - serial ata seagate 160G drive.
    - asus k8n motherboard.

    anyone knows how I get rid of the safely remove icon ? regedit maybe?
    the solution to always hide the icon on the taskbar is not that good for me ...
     
  10. Derrick

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    You don't want to hide the Disconnect Icon always, since then it won't be available when you do plug in a device you want to use it for. I agree with the other posters, something is wrong with the specification of the SATA drive, none of mine show up as removable.
     
  12. Derrick

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    Me too ,mine either.
     
  13. Clumbsy_Mage

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    My two SATA drives do, aswell as my USB ADSL modem, I can't see the problem everything works fine... :confused:
     
  14. Rogelio

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    I actually install the drive using the disk wizard.

    The funny thing is I just build a new system for a friend of mine, that has a msi motherboeard and a western digital drive, (mine is asus a8n sli with a seagate hard drive) and it has the same problem!
     
  15. Jackiefrost9

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    What Winodws XP do you have?
     
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