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Safely Remove Hardware with a SATA device??

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Old 08-22-2007
Marjay
 

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Safely Remove Hardware with a SATA device??
I installed an update from Microsoft that was an Nvidia SATA driver
update. Now there is a icon in the notification area saying
Safely Remove Hardware and when I point to it its for my SATA drives
(which are not removable). Its just damn ugly!!!
Whats the best way to remove the update or remove the notification??

thanks
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Old 08-22-2007
Carey Frisch [MVP]
 

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Re: Safely Remove Hardware with a SATA device??
Visit http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp and click
on "Platform/nForce Drivers", then click on your chipset model
number, then download and install the latest drivers.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
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"Marjay" wrote:

I installed an update from Microsoft that was an Nvidia SATA driver
update. Now there is a icon in the notification area saying
Safely Remove Hardware and when I point to it its for my SATA drives
(which are not removable). Its just damn ugly!!!
Whats the best way to remove the update or remove the notification??

thanks
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Old 08-22-2007
Marjay
 

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Re: Safely Remove Hardware with a SATA device??
I understand where to get the latest driver from Nvidia... how would I
find out wht Microsift sent me?? I looked in device manager to no
avail

thanks

On Wed, 22 Aug 2007 10:21:33 -0500, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
<cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:

>Visit http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp and click
>on "Platform/nForce Drivers", then click on your chipset model
>number, then download and install the latest drivers.

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Old 08-22-2007
Ictinike
 

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RE: Safely Remove Hardware with a SATA device??
Funny. Was going to post
the exact same thing you did as I did the same thing
this morning and have/had the same issue.

I was looking for a new driver because the old one
tended to lock out on huge files sometimes. Would give
me a really long delay and a timeout error in my logs.
Not sure if you had the same trouble.

The new driver seems to work a lot better, but that
"safely remove hardware" thing is a pain. I fixed it
by right clicking in the icon notification area and
choosing "Customize Notification Icons". Then selected
the remove hardware thing and set it to always hide
it. Not a perfect fix, but it'll do 'till they fix the
driver. <shrug>
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Old 08-22-2007
Trac
 

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Re: Safely Remove Hardware with a SATA device??
This is a standard feature for all of the latest Nvidia Nforce drivers be it
XP or Vista. It's SATA hot swapping capability . It's a feature of SATA
drives which wasn't supported in previous driver releases for Vista, hence
the icon didnt show. Now that they have finally implemented it, the icon
will appear on any future driver release also. The 15.01 driver set included
SATA driver 9.92, the one you received from MS is 9.95.

Trac

"Ictinike" <Ictinike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
newsB4488DF-A6A4-46D0-B53F-9745C7079853@microsoft.com...
> Funny. Was going to post
> the exact same thing you did as I did the same thing
> this morning and have/had the same issue.
>
> I was looking for a new driver because the old one
> tended to lock out on huge files sometimes. Would give
> me a really long delay and a timeout error in my logs.
> Not sure if you had the same trouble.
>
> The new driver seems to work a lot better, but that
> "safely remove hardware" thing is a pain. I fixed it
> by right clicking in the icon notification area and
> choosing "Customize Notification Icons". Then selected
> the remove hardware thing and set it to always hide
> it. Not a perfect fix, but it'll do 'till they fix the
> driver. <shrug>


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Old 08-23-2007
Uwe Sieber
 

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Re: Safely Remove Hardware with a SATA device??
Marjay wrote:
> I installed an update from Microsoft that was an Nvidia SATA driver
> update. Now there is a icon in the notification area saying
> Safely Remove Hardware and when I point to it its for my SATA drives
> (which are not removable). Its just damn ugly!!!
> Whats the best way to remove the update or remove the notification??


From my archive:

This can be achieved by modifying a registry value. So far
I had no time writing a little tool for this...

Devices are shown there if they are marked as removable and
if they do no have the 'surprise removal ok' flag. These are
bit coded flags:

From cfgmgr32.h:
#define CM_DEVCAP_REMOVABLE (0x00000004)
#define CM_DEVCAP_SURPRISEREMOVALOK (0x00000080)

The device capabilities are found in the registry in a value
named 'Capabilities' under (sample for one of my IDE drives):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\P CIIDE\IDECHANNEL\4&2527311&0&0

If you take away 4 from the value or add 80h and then
refresh the save removal dialog by toggeling the checkbox,
then the drive is gone.
But the value is reset when you attach the drive for the
next time or on next boot. This is hard coded into the driver
and read each time the drive is loaded. If you export the modified
value a reg file then you can silently load it on startup by
regedit /s hidecardreader.reg

The device id string of your drive (this
PCIIDE\IDECHANNEL\4&2527311&0&0 thing) is found in the properties
of the drive in the device manager. My ListUsbDrives tool
shows it too (the 'Ctrl DevID'):
http://www.uwe-sieber.de/files/listusbdrives.zip


Greetings from Germany

Uwe
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Old 09-10-2007
Azeche
 

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RE: Safely Remove Hardware with a SATA device??
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"Marjay" wrote:

> I installed an update from Microsoft that was an Nvidia SATA driver
> update. Now there is a icon in the notification area saying
> Safely Remove Hardware and when I point to it its for my SATA drives
> (which are not removable). Its just damn ugly!!!
> Whats the best way to remove the update or remove the notification??
>
> thanks
>


The way to remove the annoying little icon in the notification area is to
remove the updated driver....this can be done by going to device manager,
opening your IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers and then right clicking on your Nvidia
Serial Nforce ATA Controller, choosing properties, then driver, then clicking
on rollback driver then restarting when told to...I did this and the safely
remove icon is now gone and the microsoft update is showing up again as
recommended, which I immediately hid.... hope this works for everyone else
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Old 10-03-2007
SkiGuy
 

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RE: Safely Remove Hardware with a SATA device??
I had the same problem after a Vista Home Premium install on a new machine. I
let all the updates apply and there was the safe to remove icon. I rolled
back the driver and it went away, but MS kept bugging me about installing the
SATA Driver update. I finally hid the update and went to the NVidea site and
downloaded/installed their latest SATA driver - no more icon.

"Marjay" wrote:

> I installed an update from Microsoft that was an Nvidia SATA driver
> update. Now there is a icon in the notification area saying
> Safely Remove Hardware and when I point to it its for my SATA drives
> (which are not removable). Its just damn ugly!!!
> Whats the best way to remove the update or remove the notification??
>
> thanks
>

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