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Methodic

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There are a few users for this computer (we all use the same account however) so I'm not sure exactly who changed what, but I've noticed an icon in the taskbar that wasn't there previously. A little icon for the safely remove hardware option, left clicking it brings up the option to safely remove Maxtor 6hi60m0 - Drive C:.

I tried double clicking it, going it to Properties > Policies > And selected the Optimize for Performance option ( it was set to optimize for quick removal) but the icon stays in the taskbar which is annoying enough in itself, but I have noticed a decrease in speed when accessing files on my computer since this happened. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for it and that's about all i could think of doing as I'm not particularly knowledgeable with computer troubleshooting. I'd just like to have this changed back to how it was previously if that's possible.

I'm running windows xp home edition with service pack 2 on an AMD Athlon 64 Machine with a Maxtor 6Y1M0M0 HD, if there's anyt other information I can supply, I'd be more than happy to, just let me know, thanks in advance.
 

Methodic

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Yes I just looked it up on their website and it is a SATA drive, what does that lead you to believe?
 

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There is an issue with some SATA drivers that causes that. My new AMD 64-X2 system has SATA RAID, and the two drives appear as removable. I'm currently looking for a solution to that as well. :)
 
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