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How to disable "Eject Intel NVMe Controller"

New Contributor

Hello. I have a intel 760P 2TB m2 working fine, windows 10x64. Using an Asrock X99/Extreme6/3.1 motherboard.

In Windows, the safely remove option has an option "Eject Intel NVMe Controller" which isn't too smart as it can't be ejected and it's the system disk so bumping this option would stuff things rather badly..... How can I please disable this so it doesn't show?

System bios has options for SATA drives to enable/disable hotswap but not NVMe.

Hoping there is a registry entry somewhere.

Thank you


Valued Contributor

Hello Jim39,

Thank you for contacting Intel Technical Support.

Your inquiry is related to your operating system (OS) and we recommend you to get in contact with Microsoft* in order to get further information if it is possible to disable this feature from your OS, based on the fact that this is related only to the OS only and not to a hardware issue with your Intel® SSD 760p Series.

We found a thread on the Microsoft* community requesting similar information:

We hope you find this information useful.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Best regards,

Josh B.

Intel Customer Support

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I fixed it last night. There is a setting "capabilities" in the registry under the Intel driver setting that it or the bios reports to Windows as to the capabilities of the Intel controller. I changed the value to remove the device reporting it can hotswap.

All good now


Esteemed Contributor III

Hello Jim39,

Thank you for your reply.We are glad to hear you were able to resolve the issue you were experiencing and we would like to know if you need further assistance or if we can close this case? Important note: Should further assistance or clarification be required, we will greatly appreciate if you reply to this post instead of writing a new one unless your inquiry is completely unrelated. This way we will prevent generating a duplicate post and we will not lose the train of thought. We will be looking forward to your reply.Best regards,Josh B.Intel Customer Support.

New Contributor

Yes you can close it.

If others want the info, Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_F1A6&SUBSYS_390B8086&REV_03\4&24097e3e&0&0008

Number at the end (4&24097e3e&0&0008) might change on different systems. Subtract 4 from the current value of capabilities DWORD. Not sure if needs to be done on every boot or not.

My value was 6. I set to 0. (4 = Hotswap supported, 2 = power supports removal)