Question about "safely remove hardware" icon

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by dave xnet, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. dave xnet

    dave xnet Guest

    Hello, I recently installed Vista Ultimate, so I'm pretty new to it.
    My boot drive is SATA(non raid) with an IDE secondary disk.

    Vista lives in a logical drive on the SATA disk; in addition there
    is a primary partition and two other logical data partitions.

    I walked away from the pc and returned in about an hour.
    There was the "safely remove hardware" icon in the systray.

    I opened it up to get the details, and it wanted to "remove" the other
    partitions on the sata drive. Huh? What's it talking about?

    Any idea what that's about? Earlier I had run Windows update
    and it offered the Nvidia SATA driver as an option which installed and
    is working fine. COuld this be related?

    dave xnet, Nov 14, 2007
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  2. dave xnet

    dzomlija Guest

    Yes, they are related.

    SATA is supposed to be hot-swap capable. It reasonable to believe that
    the new drivers have been updated to reflect this capability.

    My three SATA drives are spanned in a JBOD configuration, thus giving
    me only one drive in Explorer. The Safely Remove Hardware icon, oddly
    enough, gives me three "Safely remove NVIDIA nforce RAID device"

    You can ignore this, but just be careful that you don't accidentally
    click the wrong option when using "Safely Remove Hardware" to remove a
    USB Drive or some other device.


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    dzomlija, Nov 14, 2007
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  3. dave xnet

    Dwarf Guest

    Hi Dave,

    As has been pointed out by several people, myself included, throughout these
    newsgroups, you should not download and install updates from Microsoft for
    the hardware on your machine. You should obtain these updates directly from
    the website of the hardware manufacturer. An exception to this rule is for
    hardware manufactured by Microsoft themselves. Even so, there are some
    drivers which can be downloaded from the manufacturer but are best installed
    as part of a reinstallation. These include chipset drivers and storage
    Dwarf, Nov 14, 2007
  4. dave xnet

    davexnet01 Guest

    Thanks for the info - I decided to try the driver bacause I'd never
    seen it before.
    When ever I've visited Nvidia, I've only found chipset and graphics

    I have the chipset installed, but I've never seen any mention about
    whether it does anything
    for non-raid SATA. Now that I've got this new driver, (file is
    I've got a new tab in the device manager, and better performance.

    davexnet01, Nov 15, 2007
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    dave xnet, Nov 17, 2007
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