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Discussion in 'Storage' started by Necrofire, May 16, 2010.

  1. Necrofire

    Necrofire New Member

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    I just installed win7 home premium x64 on my brother's computer. He has a 64GB SSD, 1TB HDD, and a 500GB HDD.
    Before the install, I switched the BIOS sata option from IDE to AHCI, since I heard that was a prerequisite for TRIM on the SSD. After install, the safely remove hardware tray icon shows all 3 disks.

    I googled and found registry changes for nvidia and via chipset users, except my brother's mobo is an ECS A770M-A, which has the ati SB600 southbridge.

    This wasn't a problem when the Sata controller was on IDE with xp installed.

    "Hiding" the icon isn't really a solution for him, since it'll be the only one hidden, and the arrow that shows hidden icons takes up just as much room.

    Anyone have a similar problem?
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    I had a similar situation and ended up purchasing safelyremove.com. It's a great little app and has lots of settings, one of which is to hide (no arrow) the safely remove icon on any device or devices of your choice.

    I have other uses for the app so $20 was worth it to me but may not be to you. With the ATI chipset I would definitely try the trial first.
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    How is it an issue in the first place? You can just click those buttons, nothing really happens until you physically remove the drive. So clicking it by accident doesn't matter.
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    I think he's just trying to get rid of the safely remove icon.
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    Yes, I read his post. Though he said hiding it isn't sufficient, that means he for some reason believes the universe will explode because of it.
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    Necrofire New Member

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    It will explode!

    My problem with hiding it is that I'm trading one icon for another, since it gets replaced by the arrow.

    I told my brother to get over it, he'll just have to live with it.
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    There is a way of getting rid of the safely remove hardware icon without replacing it with the arrow. I just don't remember what it was.
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    In Win7 If it's in there it will be:
    right click on the Task Bar, go to Properties, in the middle of that dialog is "Notification area", click Customize
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    I think it was a registry thing.
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    Necrofire New Member

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    I know what you're talking about, but that's only applicable to a certain nvidia chipset, and I've heard of it for a via chipset.
    I actually did do the registry thing on an old nforce4 chipset, and it worked.

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