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Title: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: syar2003 on 14-August-06, 15:17:54
If you have the nvidia ide and or raid enabled (using the nv/sw ide driver) you have the
drives listed under add/remove hw icon in systray .

To have it gone from now and forever use this dword in registry .
 
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvata]
"DisableRemovable"=dword:00000001
Open notepad and copy/paste in this , then save it as a reg file , e.g : dis_removable.reg
Double click it to merge into registry.


Do do it manually in registry :
Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvata
Create a dword value named "DisableRemovable" without the quotes and set the value to 1
(http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/3508/disableremovable3uf2.jpg)

If you dont have the nvata key (e.g nforce 3 drivers) do the same in :
Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvatabus
Create a dword value named "DisableRemovable" without the quotes and set the value to 1

Before :
(http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/8908/removablebeforegu0.jpg)
Samsungs are in Raid-0 (nvraid/nvata).
The other two is single disks (nvata).

After:
(http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/4471/removableafternx8.jpg)
All gone , just the USB left as it should be :biggthumbsup:
If you dont have any fw(1394) or usb removables , the entire "Safely Remove HW" is also gone from systray

Reg files zip:
nvata-removable.zip (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=99884.0;attach=2361)



Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in add/remove hw (& systray Icon)
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 14-August-06, 15:51:31
Cool it works!!!!

Thanks Syar!!!!

I have been wondering about that for a long time.

I also attached the registry patch for this one:

Quote
Do do it manually in registry :
Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvata
Create a dword value named "DisableRemovable" without the quotes and set the value to 1

Just unzip the archive and double click the file, then reboot the system and the anoying systray is gone.
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in add/remove hw (& systray Icon)
Post by: kakarocht on 15-August-06, 06:54:49
 :grin: Thanks Syar's as too for me.  :agrees:
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in add/remove hw (& systray Icon)
Post by: syar2003 on 15-August-06, 11:21:35
Not that it has annoid me as much as others , but I has been hunting for this a long time
cause I knew it was possible to control in registry , just not exactly where and what typekey/name/value to use .

You should be aware of one thing though , this disable the 'removable' on sata's is globally .
So if you have all internal monted drives this is okay to use , but if you want to take advantage of external sata box
connected to e-sata brackets you can't use this disable 'removable registry feature.
An external sata which have write caching enabled by default will need to be stopped through 'Safely Remove Hardware' to avoid data corruption
before it's unplugged .




Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: webugly59 on 17-August-06, 03:45:56
You will have have tu excuse me for asking this rather stupid q, but as stated   "its global".  No my q is will ths reg option also tun off the tray icon? If it does how will u safely remove any mass storage devices, ie  cameras or jump drives, nearly all are usb but use the same shut down or remove feature.
Thanks
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: syar2003 on 17-August-06, 09:38:51
webugly59 : Global as for all sata drives in your system .
If having removable usb/firewire etc. theese will not be effected , and the tray icon will not disappear .
It's only 'removable' reported via nvidia driver thats disabled from being removable drives , hence they don't
show in the "Safely Remove Hw" . So if you don't have any other removable like usb's , 4in1 memory card unit , firewire
the tray icon will be gone (normal win behaviour).

Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: Spyro on 18-August-06, 01:43:45
Thanks for giving us this workaround!

Seriously...sometimes I think, how geek are we? is just an icon... not taking almost any CPU..or any...don't know.

Just matter of having a tidy system I guess.

Anyways:

Copy this to a text file and rename the extension to *.reg

This is basically the same reg file from Bas, but it doesn't modify anything else...just adds the DWORD we need.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvata]
"DisableRemovable"=dword:00000001

Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: syar2003 on 18-August-06, 18:19:47
Import registry file found here , just the "DisableRemovable" entry :
http://members.lycos.co.uk/olsen0423/nvidia
Take: nvdia_addremove_nvata.reg

Right click on it , choose "save target as"  place ... on e.g desktop , and double click to merge it to registry .


Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: gildan2020 on 19-August-06, 09:05:30
I have an external SATA hard disk. edit: using firewire as the connection port
If I use this registry, will I still be able to safely remove my external hard disk?
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 19-August-06, 09:51:36
I don't think so, as it's only editing the nVidia (s)ata controller, nothing else.
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: syar2003 on 19-August-06, 11:25:18
I have an external SATA hard disk. edit: using firewire as the connection port
If I use this registry, will I still be able to safely remove my external hard disk?

All sata disks are connected to the same controller ports on the nvidia motherboard ,
the controller doesn't know if it's an internal disk or one externally connected through a e-sata bracket .

So as said earlier (in post #4) : dont use the reg key if you plan add/remove sata disks in general (internal disks or external disks) .

But in your case if the sata hd box is firewire connected it's an external firewire disk from the OS point of view,
so the reg key doesnt affect this drives ability to stop via "safely remove hw" and it will still be there .
It would only affect you if you had sata all the way .


Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: gildan2020 on 19-August-06, 11:47:31
okay, that's great

one last question: in case this goes bad, any way of reversing it?
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: syar2003 on 19-August-06, 12:27:55
Just delete the key "DisableRemovable" it and it's like before .


Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: gildan2020 on 19-August-06, 15:33:10
Just delete the key "DisableRemovable" it and it's like before .



Hi, it works great.
No conflict with my firewire external hdd.


thx,
gildan2020
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 19-August-06, 16:11:22
It has two reg files:
addremove_nvata-on.reg , sets the sata drives to be gone .
addremove_nvata-default.reg , deletes the "DisableRemovable" key , so it's back to default behaviour
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: Mike on 19-August-06, 17:46:08
Even though this doesn't affect me, Bas, you RoXoRZ.
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: Chippy99 on 20-August-06, 20:24:14
Strange - it didnt' work for me.  2 x WD Raptors in Raid0, entered the reg key and its made no different.  That's with nVidia 5.10 nforce drivers, btw.

I wonder why?

Chip
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: syar2003 on 20-August-06, 20:27:34
In 1'st post

Tried this :

If you dont have the nvata key (e.g nforce 3 drivers) do the same in :
Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvatabus
Create a dword value named "DisableRemovable" without the quotes and set the value to 1

You need to restart win to make the change active.
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: Chippy99 on 20-August-06, 23:57:16
In 1'st post

Tried this :

If you dont have the nvata key (e.g nforce 3 drivers) do the same in :
Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvatabus
Create a dword value named "DisableRemovable" without the quotes and set the value to 1

You need to restart win to make the change active.

I did that already :-(

Chip
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: syar2003 on 21-August-06, 00:37:24
The "DisableRemovable" option is not present using the nv_ide drivers (nvatabus.sys 466 ) from 5.10 , just checked .
Appearently works only with the later nvata.sys versions .

Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: Chippy99 on 21-August-06, 09:13:54
Thanks, that would explain it then.

Incidentally, I just checked in 5.11 and its the same 5.10.2600.446 driver.

5.11 is the latest (official) driver for nforce3.  I wonder if the IDE driver out of any of the other nVidia platfrom driver packages will work OK with nforce3?

Cheers

Chip
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: syar2003 on 21-August-06, 09:23:36
The SataRaid drivers of the 6.86 package are fully compatible with nForce2, nForce3 ,Nforce4.

"6.86_nforce_win2kxp_international_whql. exe" just unzip/unrar it and take the drivers form this one .
Update via devicemagnager , just remember not to reboot before you have updated both raid driver and all the sata ide channel drivers.


Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: Chippy99 on 21-August-06, 10:40:44
Thanks - seems to work fine :-)

Chippy
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: iosoft on 08-September-06, 15:56:31

I include this tweak in my free Utility-Toolkit software. Everyone is asking for it.
Thank you.  :worship:
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Ico
Post by: syar2003 on 08-September-06, 16:37:00
I include this tweak in my free Utility-Toolkit software. Everyone is asking for it.
Thank you.  :worship:

By all means .
Just note that it appearently only works with the later 6.xx nvide drivers .
Personally I have only tested it with 6.86 (nvide.sys 5.10.2600.0666)
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: lsk on 13-December-06, 17:47:41
This works great in 32bit xp, but I can't get it to work under X64.  Anyone have a fix?  :confused2:
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: Exo on 27-July-07, 01:05:10
It's HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvata64  in xp64
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: phattrance on 29-July-07, 17:50:14
i dont have the "nvata" dir @ my services..
im running vista@32

anyone have a fix yet?
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: nightme_02 on 29-August-07, 02:08:05
How does this apply to 32bit Vista?  Can't seem to get mine to disappear.

Thanks
Title: Re: How to properly get rid of the SATA drives in "Safely Remove Hw"(systray Icon)
Post by: Nomgle on 29-August-07, 19:32:00
The process for Vista is exactly the same - use the keys :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvraid
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvrd64
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvstor
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvstor64