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Safely Remove Hardware option for my hard drive????

post #1 of 5
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I just built this comp, and for some reason, it has my (1) hard drive as a removable disk. Is there a way I can make it so that it doesn't appear as removable?
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post #2 of 5
SATA hard drives seems to do that. I haven't found a way to remove it, though it isn't causing any harm. You're fine if you leave it there.
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WD Cavier 250GB + SimpleTech 320GB EXHDD Windows 7 x64 Samsung 19" SyncMaster 940BW OCZ 600w GameXStream 
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post #3 of 5
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I'm just a perfectionist, and don't like seeing the icon
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i7 920 @ 3.8 Gigabyte X58 UD5 Asus 4870 X2 2gb 6GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB Seagate Vista Home Premium 64bit 24" Dell 1900x1200 Logitech Wave 
PowerCaseMouse
700W OCZ GameXStream Antec P180B Logitech G9 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 3.8 Gigabyte X58 UD5 Asus 4870 X2 2gb 6GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB Seagate Vista Home Premium 64bit 24" Dell 1900x1200 Logitech Wave 
PowerCaseMouse
700W OCZ GameXStream Antec P180B Logitech G9 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K ASRock Z77 Pro3 Galaxy 560Ti G.Skills DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Cavier 250GB + SimpleTech 320GB EXHDD Windows 7 x64 Samsung 19" SyncMaster 940BW OCZ 600w GameXStream 
Case
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K ASRock Z77 Pro3 Galaxy 560Ti G.Skills DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Cavier 250GB + SimpleTech 320GB EXHDD Windows 7 x64 Samsung 19" SyncMaster 940BW OCZ 600w GameXStream 
Case
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 
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post #5 of 5
Simple. To hide it, at least.
1. Right-Click the Taskbar.
2. Click Properties.
3. Make Sure Hide Inactive Items is selected at the bottom, and click customize.
4. Look for safely Remove Hardware, and click to the right of it, where it says Hide When Inactive
5. Change it to Always Hide.
DONE.
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