I have a P8Z77v Pro running Win 7 Pro 64bit to which I've fitted a HDD to the Asmedia SATA port.
I've installed the Asmedia drivers provided and everything works fine with the exception that the drive now appears as a removable drive and is included on the Safetly Remove Hardware list. What do I need to tweak to remove the drive from the list - I can't see any bios settings associated with the ports that can do this so does anybody know of any registry tweaks?
• Must Login as Administrator
• Find Device DWORD Value in Regedit
• Create command line in Schedule Task as SYSTEM
• Works for various system devices connected, and modification is easily reversible by simply deleting the Schedule Task created
1. Locate Your Device(s) in Regedit:
· This will bring up a list of available hardware connections. For SATA DVD-rom drives, and hard drives look under IDE. For Video Cards look in PCI.
2. Once you find your device, expand it and click on the first key folder under it (looks something like 4&15e311de&0&0.1.0).
· The Capability value in this key folder should be greater than 0.
· Take a note of the Capability number (my dvd-rom drive is set at 6)
3. Right-click the key folder and select Copy Key Name.
4. Open Task Scheduler > Create Task > and set the following parameters:
· Change User or Group (Under Security Options) and set it to SYSTEM
· Configure for: Chose your platform
· Triggers Tab > New > Begin the Task > At Startup
· Actions Tab > New
- Program/script: reg.exe
- Add arguments: add "paste your copied key name here" /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d Your Capability Number minus 4 here /f
5. Right-click the new Scheduled Task and click Run. You should see the results immediately. Logoff/Logon and the safely remove your hardware icon will be gone if there are no removable devices connected.
·To undo the changes you made above, simply remove it from your schedule task and reboot. Without the Schedule Task, the system will automatically restore the registry values back to their original after a reboot.
I have tested everything I wrote above, and it is working great. Enjoy!
Many thanks Raiddinn. I could not get it work exactly as you mentioned but I have got it working. I have two drives connected to the ASMEDIA interfaces and now they've both gone from the Safely Remove list!
The problem I had is that the using the programme reg.exe didn't seem to work - and no clues as to why not. I'm convinced I typed everthing correctly. What I have done, however, is to use regedit.exe and point to a .reg file that contains the altered registry entries for both drives. The contents of the .reg file are: