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Disable Hard Drive Not an Option
Jan 29, 2012, 5:34 PM
I have 2 hard drives in the same computer, each with its own instance of Windows 7.
I must keep these files separate from eachother for security reasons - the problem is that each instance of Windows automatically reads the data from the other hard drive.
I am aware that usually the way to fix this is to select the hard drive and click 'Disable' (works fine on one hard drive) - but the other hard drive does not have this option.
Is there any other way I can get Windows 7 to completely ignore/disable/uninstall a hard drive? Note that simply clicking 'Uninstall' does not help, since it automatically reinstalls itself on reboot.
To sum up,
- 'Disable button' does not exist
- 'Uninstall' button is useless, since it reinstalls on reboot.
I'd appreciate any help you can give me
Jan 29, 2012
disable hard drive option
Jan 29, 2012, 6:03 PM
You could use "True Crypt" to secure both drives requiring pre-boot authorization. This would provide maximum security.
Jan 29, 2012, 6:09 PM
There is also this:
Available in both a 4 drive and 2 drive version.
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