Safely Remove Hardware with a SATA device??

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Marjay, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Marjay

    Marjay Guest

    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
     
    Marjay, Aug 22, 2007
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    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
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Aug 22, 2007
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  3. Marjay

    Marjay Guest

    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
     
    Marjay, Aug 22, 2007
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  4. Marjay

    Ictinike Guest

    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>
     
    Ictinike, Aug 22, 2007
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  5. Marjay

    Trac Guest

    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
     
    Trac, Aug 22, 2007
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  6. Marjay

    Uwe Sieber Guest

    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\PCIIDE\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
     
    Uwe Sieber, Aug 23, 2007
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  7. Marjay

    Azeche Guest

    vi

    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
     
    Azeche, Sep 10, 2007
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  8. Marjay

    SkiGuy Guest

    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.
     
    SkiGuy, Oct 3, 2007
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