Sata II hard drive

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Swiper

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Hey, its been awhile.....

Have an issue with a newly installed Western Digital SATA II hard drive and Windows XP
I get the little notification icon in my task bar " safely remove device " that I want to get rid of.

anyone know how this is possible??

is it associate to any sort of dll file that I can merely unregister or something.

any help would be appreciated

Swiper
 

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This appear to be an issue with some SATA drivers, my new nVidia nForce4 MB RAID drivers also show both drives as removable, but I haven't found a cure. :)
 

Swiper

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I have Nforce 3 board
newest 200 Gig SATA drive is producing this for me

going to check my BIOS or mobo manual for any SATA settings that may be causing it , although I highly doubt I'll see anything about this in there.

If i come up with anything, I will let you know

** apparently this issue happens with Sata II harddrive (which most new ones are ) **
 
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You are running a SATAII harddrive on a nForce3 board? SATAII was only supported in the nForce4 Ultra chipset. Why would you buy a SATAII hardrive?
 

Swiper

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SATA II is the newest standard for harddrives ( so, don't have a choice )

NFORCE 3 and NFORCE 4 are basically the same

difference:
NFORCE3 = AGP
NFORCE4 = PCI-EX

still need to know how to get rid of the blasted icon from taskbar :eek:)
(i don't like having to use " hide inactive icons option" either)
 
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Actually there was much more difference than just AGP/PCI-E. SATA is backcomapdible, ie: SATAII drive>SATAI port, and vice versa. There are also heaps of SATAI drives still on the market. I just found it odd that you would buy one. There is no real benefit to justify the premium price. I am just thinking that because of this backward setup, it could be causing the problem.
 

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well, i hear that with some SATA II and NVIDIA drivers, these drives appear to be HOTSWAPPABLE and thus, this message comes up.

anyone out there with a SATA II drive on a ViA chipset having this issue ??
 
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SATA is supposed to be hot swappable like a usb hard drive...my board came with like an extender kind of thing for it so that u could hook up a SATA hdd outside of the case, so it shows the safely remove for cases like that. I don't think its a bug.
 

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ok, we got a little off topic.

other than ' hide desktop icons ' option, is there any other way to disable this little icon ' safely remove hardware ' from appearing in the task bar ??

anyone know if this can be done through a registry hack or something ??

thanks
 
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