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Primary hdd(SATA) appears as removeable storage

I've install a new hdd(sata) and i've also make a partition to install a new windows. after finished, the hdd appears at the sys tray as a removeable storage.. man, i dont know wat to do..

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  • boyd_dyob Jan 18, 2008

    thanks for the hint and advice.. ;)

  • Chad Meske Oct 26, 2008

    I have the same problem, and I don't see a solution provided here. My factory drive was SATA, and so is the new one I replaced it with; if the factory drive didn't show up as removable, the new one shouldn't either. there has to be a way to edit this policy in the registry editor; does anyone know how?



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There is no problem about that because my system here was all removable storage detected.its thesame (SATA) ..If try to safely remove that you cannot remove because it was use by the system so don't worry about that.

I encoutered that problem 35 times already.

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If you are having trouble using a sata hdd. Try using ide cable and attach an older style hardrive and use that as your windows boot drive then try formating sata drive once windows boots via ide hardrive.

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It's all OK ! It's suppose to do that ! (on almost all motherboards ) (u can remove the drive without shuting down the computer (if is not the drive that has the OS on it ... ) )

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