Windows 10: Drives incorrectly recognised as removable; fix via registry made one

Discus and support Drives incorrectly recognised as removable; fix via registry made one in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have multiple internal HDDs recognised by Windows as portable/removable drives. I tried using the linked instructions to get Windows to recognise... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by THX1138, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. THX1138 Win User

    Drives incorrectly recognised as removable; fix via registry made one


    I have multiple internal HDDs recognised by Windows as portable/removable drives. I tried using the linked instructions to get Windows to recognise them as internal/non-removable and failed. I used the following commands:

    reg.exe add “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci\Parameters\Device” /f /v TreatAsInternalPort /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d 0
    reg.exe add “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci\Parameters\Device” /f /v TreatAsInternalPort /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d 1
    reg.exe add “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci\Parameters\Device” /f /v TreatAsInternalPort /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d 2
    reg.exe add “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci\Parameters\Device” /f /v TreatAsInternalPort /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d 3



    Since I had four drives on those busses. I restarted my PC and it seems to have done nothing to address the problem and has knocked one drive off-line (an m.2 SSD which is connected to my motherboard via a PCIE adapter).

    If I open the registry and go to the relevant section, I see that there is just one entry containing 3, with the previous three additions being overwritten; a kind of pointless "solution" to my problem. If I delete TreatAsInternalPort, will that be likely to restore my missing SSD? Thanks.


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    THX1138, Apr 15, 2019
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  2. registry fix

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the description, I understand that you are facing some issues using Windows 10.

    I would like to know some information.


    • What registry fix are you trying to run?

    • What is the exact issue that you are facing?

    • Have you taken a backup of all your data?
    I would suggest you to take a backup of all your data before doing any changes in the registry keys. If you do any incorrect changes to the registry you won’t be able to boot the computer.

    Disclaimer: This section, method, or task contains steps that tells you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps
    carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in
    the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows.



    Please let us know the information in brief. We will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Mayank Gupta10, Apr 15, 2019
    #2
  3. Registry editing

    Hello,

    This issue may have occurred after one of the following situations:

    • You upgrade the Windows operating system.
    • You install or uninstall CD or DVD recording programs.
    • You uninstall Microsoft Digital Image.

    Given that, we suggest performing the methods in this article:
    Your CD or DVD drive is not recognized by Windows or other programs
    .
    The resolutions that are listed in that article may help solve some instances but not all instances of this problem.

    Important:This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow
    these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base
    article.


    Feel free to update us with the results.
     
    Michelle Vil, Apr 15, 2019
    #3
  4. Drives incorrectly recognised as removable; fix via registry made one

    Optical drive is missing from computer, repairing registry does not work

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    As you have stated that your Optical Drive is missing from system and device manager.

    I would like to ask few question regarding your issue:


    • Have you made any changes to your computer prior to the issue?

    • Have you installed all pending windows update on your computer (Updates are additions to software that can help prevent or fix problems, improve
      how your computer works, or enhance your computing experience.)

    • Is your optical drive is internally or externally connected?
    Please follow the few Troubleshooting steps:

    Method 1: Hardware Troubleshoot


    • Uninstall the Driver if it showing in device manager.

    • Restart the computer

    • Windows will install the Generic driver for the Optical drive

    • If not then, Download the Driver of Optical drive from the manufacture websites
    If the issue doesn’t resolved follow Method 2

    Method 2: CD/DVD Fix it Troubleshooter and it also applies for windows 10

    Please follow the KB article or Link to run a FIX it:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314060

    Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow
    these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the
    article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base
    .

    Please Reply us if the issue doesn’t resolved
     
    Morris Subba, Apr 15, 2019
    #4
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