How to Disable Eject Hardware

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  1. Posts : 70
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       #1

    How to Disable Eject Hardware


    I have an MSI motherboard with a Corsair H115i Platinum cooler which plugs into a USB socket. Working a treat but I see there is an option in the "Safely Remove Hardware" to eject it. I certainly don't want to eject it accidently so how do I remove it from the list of ejectables?
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  2. Dude's Avatar
    Posts : 15,079
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #2

    I remember you can disable it in the explorer settings for notifications. That may cause it to not show up for USB drives etc.

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  3. Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Yer I know how to disable the icon and remove it but then I can't safely eject any USB sticks or external drives I plug in. I still need to access it. Just want to disable the one item so it can't be selected even if it still shows up.
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  4. spunk's Avatar
    Posts : 2,845
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
       #4

    If your USB drives are set up for Quick Removal, you do not need to use the Safely Remove Icon:

    Do You Really Need to Safely Remove USB Flash Drives?
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,094
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #5

    Discussed here in this old thread where a MS rep. comments and lists documents:
    Is there any way to hide a device from

    But note this comment about Win 10:
    Hiding devices from Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media list - Microsoft Community

    Hi Mitch,

    The registry key to hide devices from the Safely remove hardware is not present in Windows 10.

    I would request you to provide your feedback using the feedback app.

    Thank you.
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  6. pietcorus2's Avatar
    Posts : 1,644
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    Its possible indeed !
    Im using a task which is executed after every reboot , does not show my internal HDDs ( 3 ) and my SSD ( OS) .
    It only shows my external HDDs and sticky/cards , etc. Works awsome , I found it crazy when it shows your internal HDDs/SSDs for " safely removing" , who wants to remove his internal HDDs ??!
    You have to make a reg-file , in which you point to the hardware , you dont want to see in " safely remove " , they are in " [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\ "
    Look here in my solution for three internal HDDs and the OS-SSD , replace them with your own hardware !!

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\SCSI\Disk&Ven_Samsung&Prod_SSD_850_PRO_256G\4&268c5 95a&2&000000]
    "Capabilities"=dword:00000060
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\SCSI\Disk&Ven_WDC&Prod_WD1003FZEX-00MK2\4&268c595a&2&030000]
    "Capabilities"=dword:00000060
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\SCSI\Disk&Ven_WDC&Prod_WD20EFRX-68EUZN0\4&268c595a&2&010000]
    "Capabilities"=dword:00000060
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\SCSI\Disk&Ven_WDC&Prod_WD20EFRX-68EUZN0\4&268c595a&2&020000]
    "Capabilities"=dword:00000060


    Make a regfile with it and run as a task , every reboot , done .............
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  7. Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    spunk said:
    If your USB drives are set up for Quick Removal, you do not need to use the Safely Remove Icon:

    Do You Really Need to Safely Remove USB Flash Drives?
    As I stated. It is not a USB drive. It is a cooling pump for my CPU that plugs into the USB port for power and other things. I don't want to eject it as it may stop working.
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  8. Dude's Avatar
    Posts : 15,079
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #8

    There doesnt seem to be a way to remove one in W10. That's why I mentioned hiding the icon. Then you wont accidentally remove your pump. It would take an additional step of enabling the icon before removing something. Just my two cents, I hope you solve it.
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  9. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,159
    Windows 10
       #9

    What about removing the drive letter in Disk Management; or would that disable the functionality?
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  10. pietcorus2's Avatar
    Posts : 1,644
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #10

    Have done a lot of study on this project ...............the only nice/good working solution is the one I mentioned in previous post !
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