Fixed disks showing in remove hardware

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  1. TitusAduxas

    TitusAduxas Registered Member

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    Hi

    I'm a little baffled as to why my 3 fixed hard disks and cd rom show in the 'Safely remove hardwear'. I understand why removable stuff would be listed but not fixed drives ??

    Titus
     
  2. FadeAway

    FadeAway Registered Member

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    If you need to unplug a HDD, Safely Remove Hardware disables write
    caching to the drive, so you won't lose any data, IIRC. I have never
    seen a CD ROM listed, however.

    Look under the drive's Policies tab in Device Manager in XP.
    You can do the same thing there.
     
  3. TitusAduxas

    TitusAduxas Registered Member

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    Thanks FadeAway

    I dont have a problem with them being there it just made me curious as to why, it occured to me that if I were to remove a hard disk or cd rom come to that I would do it with the power well and truly off anyway :) . I have been using XP but have just moved over to Vista and to be honest I am struggling a little (Ok a lot) to get to grips with the different layout and terminology but I dare say I'll get there in the end. Thanks for taking the time to reply

    Titus

    PS to mods, sorry for posting in the wrong section :oops:
     
  4. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    I am guessing they are SATA. Mine show up as well. Believe it is quit normal.
     
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