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How to hide a HDD from device manager?

I somehow managed to "hide" one of my SATA HDDs from XP's device manager. No yellow signs, nothing and it does not work. But BIOS can still see it. On Linux, its partitions still work as expected, ...
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How does Windows categorize devices in “Device Manager”?

How does Windows determine device categorization in "Device Manager"? For instance, Device Manager lists such categories as "Imaging devices", "Keyboards", "Sound, video, and game controllers", etc. ...
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I know that a device driver is a piece of software that enables the OS to communicate with a piece of hardware, but recently I've heard about INF files and have gotten quite confused. Some sources say ...