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OS Drive showing up as a "Removable" Device


Grasor

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Hi guys,

I've been trying to resolve this issue since I set up my new system a couple of weeks ago and so far have not been able to find any good leads as to how this happened or how to fix it.

The "it" is that my C: is showing up as a removable device in the windows task bar. I've never seen this before. I have updated all system drivers, I have updated the BIOS and I have checked all BIOS settings - nothing helps.

I have checked Intel Rapid Storage and it doesn't list the drive, which is odd. It does list my RAID1 that I have set up. The OS drive is a 120 GB Corsair Force GT SATA III and the RAID drives are a pair of WD 1 TB HDDs.

I attached pics. The shot of the Intel Rapid Storage Manager shows the RAID drives, which are correctly in Ports 0 and 1. However, it shows the rest of the ports as "empty." Two of the "empty" ports are connected to the Corsair SSD and the DVD drive but this is not represented.

When I try to use Intel Rapid Storage and hit the "rescan" command to check for new drives the system freezes. Same thing when I try "Scan for New Hardware" in the Device Manager.

Any ideas?

Thanks
G
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    i5 3.4 Ghz Gen 3 Intel
    Motherboard
    Asrock Z77 Pro4-M
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard Intel 4000 HD

Coke Robot

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I wouldn't worry too much about it, I think this is a driver weirdity, as I've seen hard drives be detected by Windows (7) as a removable drive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014