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Old 04-24-2005, 04:53 AM   #1
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ok, ever since i built this computer....my harddrive has been showing up as an external device...so there is always a safely remove hardware icon on my programs menu thingy on the bottom right of my screen, but i cant remove it obviously because it is in use...what do i do? i kinda get annoyed that it is down there....even though it doenst effect the performance of my PC...but still....
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Old 04-24-2005, 06:41 AM   #2
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yeah they all do that because they act as a flash drive
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Mine does the same... Something with SATA I assume...
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hard drive thingy > hard drive
programs menu thingy > system tray / task bar
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Old 04-24-2005, 10:59 AM   #5
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I've tried finding a way but theres no way of getting rid of that from the taskbar either, though I would have thought they'd be a way if it was annoying you that much.

I guess you'll have to just cope with it...
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Old 04-24-2005, 11:04 AM   #6
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Default Re: Hard drive thingy....

I have that same thing!!!! I didn't think anyone here has that problem too. I also have a SATA drive. Glad I'm not the only one with this minor glitch.

Isn't SATA hot pluggable though? I hear it's like Plug and play which may be why it's showing up down there in the system tray. But if it's really irritating to you, the only thing you can do is hide it. Right click on taskbar->Properties->Taskbar(tab)->Customize. Click on the safely remove hardware icon in the list and change it to always hide.
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the only way to get rid of the connection thingy in the system tray is to go into my computer/device manager and disable the hardware.
but obviosly you do not want to disable the the hard drive. but it may be worth a try you can always enable it again.

also if you double click the thingy it will ask if you want to stop the device give it a go what have you got to lose.

the only other way is to diconect the drive and reinstall it. anthing is worth a try it woud annoy me too. i have a internal card reader that is a usb connection and this does the same thing so i disable it until i need it bit different though with a hard drive

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Ah right, kewl TRDCorolla. Didn't think of that one

Make sure 'Hide Inactive Icons' is ticked to allow you to click on Customise... it was blanked out when I just looked until I clicked that

Assembler... that would be dangerous if its running the PC...
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yeah i know what you mean but will it even allow him to disable with it being such a important peice of hardware. i thought even as he is not phisicaly diconecting the hardware it may just hide the icon in the system tray. as this is what i do with the card reader but it is not as important as a h/d
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Hehe, its okay. TRDCorolla's answer makes it hide the drive so that icon doesn't appear, so thats fine
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