orangesmoke20
2 Bronze

this doesnt seem right

i have vista home premium  on my computer... down in the tray near my clock there is an icon there that says safely remove hardware- when i open it up it says
 
select the device you want to unplug or eject, and then click stop.  When windows notifies you that it is safe to do so unplug the device from your computer
 
 the following are listed
 
ST332062 OAS SCSI Disc Device
 
PBDS DVD +-RW DH-16W1S SCSI CdRom Device -(ESmiley Happy
 
 
as far as i know i dont want to remove these and am not sure why this is happening or how to get rid of the icon
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mombodog
6 Gallium

Re: this doesnt seem right

Please post your model of Dell, so others can help you.
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orangesmoke20
2 Bronze

Re: this doesnt seem right

dell dimension C521
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mombodog
6 Gallium

Re: this doesnt seem right

Well here is what I think is going on, I have seen a few of these posts about this issue.
 
Due to the type of Nvidia chipset and driver installed in Vista, Vista sees that Sata hard drive and Sata DVD drive as hot pluggable devices, so they show up in safely remove list, Some would consider this as some sort of advantage, but I do see that is a bit disconcerting for the average user, not sure if there is anything that can be done to keep them from showing up in "safely remove" list.
 
If I find a solution I will post it.
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orangesmoke20
2 Bronze

Re: this doesnt seem right

so its not hurting anything just to ignore it?
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mombodog
6 Gallium

Re: this doesnt seem right

Yes, but you do not want to safely remove the ST entry, that is your hard drive with the operating system on it. It could lock up the PC if you did, Just want you to be aware of the potential problem.
 
I have asked a moderator to look into this issue.
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C3PO5
4 Germanium

Re: this doesnt seem right

Hi orangesmoke20
Yes it is safe to leave it , it is the driver for the Nvidia serial ata chipset controller it came from windows updates a few months ago no my Dimension E 521 it has no problems so for just
looks funny for it to show up as a removable usb driver{s}Smiley Surprised
See Yea !

 

Jerry\c3po5

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mombodog
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Re: this doesnt seem right

"Nvidia serial ata chipset controller it came from windows updates a few months ago "
 
Oh, never use windows updates for drivers on a Dell, they cause too many problems.
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C3PO5
4 Germanium

Re: this doesnt seem right

Hi mombodog
Do you remember this post from a few months ago ?
Hot swappable drives it does not work for hard drives but it did
work for the DVD drives.
The only way not to see it is go back to the old sata drivers !!
See Yea

 

Jerry\c3po5

XPS 430 Ram 8 gigs Dell OEM Vista Ultimate 64 bit  

Retail Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Full version 

Dimension 8400 Ram 4 gigs Retail  Vista Ultimate 64 bit

Retail Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Full version 

Dimension E 512 Ram 4 gigs Dell OEM Vista Ultimate 64 bit

Inspiron 1501 Ram 4 gigs Dell OEM Vista Ultimate 64 bit

Retail Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Full version on drive 2

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mombodog
6 Gallium

Re: this doesnt seem right

"Do you remember this post from a few months ago ?"
 
I don't remember anything from a few months ago. Smiley Sad Smiley Wink
 
"Hot swappable drives it does not work for hard drives"
 
Maybe that problem is only for system drives, have you tried it on a secondary drive?
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