Microsoft KB Archive/250076

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Primary Slave Fixed Hard Drive Is Listed As a Removable Drive in Device Manager

Article ID: 250076

Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007


  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

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After you switch your primary slave removable drive with a fixed disk drive, when you view the fixed disk drive in Device Manager, it may be listed as a removable drive.


To work around this issue, make the Removable option unavailable in the properties of the drive; to do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab, and then double-click the Disk drives icon to expand it.
  3. Double-click the appropriate disk drive, click the Settings tab, and then click to clear the Removable check box.
  4. Click OK twice, and then restart your computer.

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