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Edit Windows 7 Safely Remove Hardware feature

Question: Edit Windows 7 Safely Remove Hardware feature

Is it possible to edit the "Safely Remove Hardware" feature to exclude (and avoid inadvertently deleting) a vital item?

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Answer: Edit Windows 7 Safely Remove Hardware feature

I doubt it. I think the whole deal is odd anyway. The very first time usb was introduced, it was claimed to be a totally hot plug device. You never should have needed to safely remove anything. I just pull stuff out if I can't figure out what is what. A Pit Bull is like a gun you can pet. And there is no safety on it.

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This has been driving me nuts for some time now, hope someone can help me out.I have recently upgraded the drivers for my wireless network card in my laptop. Now i know the new drivers are working perfectly, but whenever windows starts up i have this annoying icon in my system tray, giving me the option of safely removing the hardware from my system.I initially thought that this might disapear after a number of boot-ups though i have booted my machine over a dozen times since i initially upgraded the drivers and this icon still appears.Any ideas on how i can get rid of it??? Thanks guys

Answer:safely remove hardware in Windows XP

I presume that this is an external USB device?If so, the icon is perfectly normal behaviour. Although some manufacturers claim that USB is a hot-swappable standard, simply unplugging an external USB device such as a camera or hard drive will cause severe problems to the operating system.Therefore, when an external USB device is connected, Windows displays an icon allowing you to tell the system that the device is about to be removed, before it is physically disconnected.If your drivers were not properly installed, the icon would probably not appear.Here is a workaround - click here

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I've never needed this feature, now Windows 7 thinks I would like to safely remove my primary hard drive or dvd burner... I'm looking for a way to tell Windows that they are not removeable drives, is this possible?
 

Answer:'Safely Remove Hardware' in Windows 7

Are they SATA?

If so, and things are like they are in Vista, I don't think so as the OS is detecting them as swappable.... Of course, I could be wrong, but that's just my guess.....
 

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As seen in Image 1, when i right click on the safely remove hardware and eject media icon in Windows 7 it is blank and does not give me the option to safely remove any hardware. This is the same with multiple USB's I?ve tried, some externally powered, others just pen drives.

In image 2 I?ve tried to run "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll" But I get the error message this device is not removable and cannot be ejected or unplugged. Thanks.

Answer:Can't safely Remove and Hardware, Windows 7

Sounds like an OS issue, not a hardware issue. Moving to the Win7 forum.

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When I click once on the Safely remove (USB)device I am given a list of devices that are currently connected. This list is currently using the format USB-device for mass storage - station(G:) remove safely (Freely translated). I would like it to report the name of the drive currently connected as opposed to the station letter.How do I make it so?

Answer:Windows XP safely remove USB hardware

The events log will list it ......but when you remove it from the list.....windows will reallocate a irq for it any way....

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It is difficult to remove multiple flash drives using the safely remove hardware dialog. I had three flash drives plugged into a USB hub, and I wanted to remove all three at once. I click on the remove hardware icon in the notification area, but it only allows me to select one drive at a time.

When I click on a drive to remove, the dialog disappears and another window opens to let me know that the drive can be removed.

I have to repeat this process for the other two drives. Worse still, the remove hardware icon changes position when the safe to remove dialog appears.

Ideally, when multiple removable devices are installed, the remove hardware dialog should remain visible after selecting a device to remove. That would allow the user to select additional devices to remove if so desired.

Answer:Windows 7 safely remove hardware annoyance

Hello Wayward,

If you are not using the flash drive with Readyboost or have anything currently being saved to or from the drive, then you should be fine with just removing the flash drive without using the Safely Remove Hardware option.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey,
This is my first post I wanted to know if there is a safe way to remove magicjack after using it. I just use it once a week. When it has not started there is an option in the taskbar to remove is safely but once it is started it no longer appears there. So once I am done using it i just close it and pull it out of the usb port (Is this safe)
I was searching about this on the net came across a video on youtube, this guy had 2 icons of magicjack in my computer where as I don't have any.
I am not very good at computers, Just managed to install win7 a few weeks back, after using xp for years. So please give me a detailed answer about this.

Thanks,
Chinu

Answer:How to remove hardware (magicjack) safely in windows 7

Hi and welcome here!

Yes it is totally safe since this feature was built into windows to prevent flash drives or other data drives from data corruption or becoming unusable. By default the option of caching on flash drives is turned off (in the operating system not the drive). This function checks if there's any data traffic through the drive, and if there's no traffic it virtually disconnects the device from the computer, so it won't show up in eg. explorer.
If this icon doesn't appear or disappears for you, that means that windows recognises the device not as a simple data storage, but something else that doesn't need to be double checked before removing, because it won't suffer any damage of unexpected removing.

Cheers!
sg

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I installed a windows vista update called "NVIDIA Corporation driver update for NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller." Now the safely remove hardware icon shows up in the notification showing my hard drive and disc drive. I don't really care for the safely remove icon, but i don't see a reason for me to unplug and remove my hard drive and disc drive. Why is my hard drive and disc drive showing up in there? Any help would be appreciated!
 

Answer:Windows Vista Update/Safely Remove Hardware

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I'm completely new to Windows 7, having just purchased a netbook that came loaded with it. Tonight I inserted a USB modem for the first time to set up wireless internet connection, which installed itself and gave me the internet.

When I went to remove the modem I looked for the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the system tray like I always did in Windows XP. It's not there. I went to Devices and Printers hoping to right click and eject from there. The USB modem didn't show up there. I tried customising the icons for the system tray but could not find anything to do with Safely Remove Hardware.

I had no option but to turn off the netbook and then remove the USB modem.

1) Will turning off the netbook stop any possible corruption of the USB modem?

2) Is there anyone here who has had this issue and resolved it?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: No Safely Remove Hardware icon in Windows 7

1) Not really any problem anyhow with a wireless adater (which I assume is what you mean by modem since they are sometimes called that). It's storage devices that are of concern, as there may be writes pending.

2) Not me. But, since you are new to the mysteries of 7, let's see if you really have a problem.

The "Safely Remove" icon will appear only when there is a USB device present. By default it will not be in the main Notification Area; it will be in the "overflow" area that you access by clicking the tiny up-arrow (left-most icon in Notification Area).

If you customize (see attachment) the "Safely Remove" can be forced into the Notification Area by changing the Behavior to 'Show icon and notifications.'
 

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Safely Remove Hardware icon stopped functioning. I see the icon but it doesn't work when I click on it. How do I restore function?

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware icon non-functional in my Windows 7

Run the System File Checker, it will check for and replace any corrupted system files.It may fix the problem:Open a command prompt window.Type SFC /SCANNOWPress <Enter>If that doesn't fix it, restore system from a restore point that's dated before the problem was first noticed.message edited by phil22

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How do I get the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon back in the task bar.?

Answer:Windows 7 Safely remove hardware icon lost

when you plug in a usb thumbdrive, etc.Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Safely remove hardware missing for One USB port after windows 10 anniversary update.
For one USB slot its working fine. It makes notification sound a device is connected and safely remove icons shows in taskbar.

For the other USB slot i can see it in file explorer. But not in safely remove Hardware. It also doesnt make the sound.

I have followed this solution which is not working for me.
4 Solutions to Restore Missing or Disappeared Safely Remove Hardware Icon ? Raymond.CC

Any suggestions.

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Tuesday 1-September (hello Football Season)
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My Safely Remove Hardware Icon (in System Tray - Notification Area of Taskbar) has changed the way it was working.

For 5 years, when I clicked on the Safety Remove Hardware (SRH) Icon, I got a small skinny pop-up window immediately over the icon listing my USB devices by Drive Letter. I would click which device/drive letter I wanted to remove and it would unmount ! Simple & Quick (no Fuss - No Muss). See #1 jpeg.

Recently, clicking the Safely Remove Hardware icon has not produced the normal function shown in jpeg #1. Instead - the larger Safely Remove Hardware Dialog Box opens up - requiring a series of mouse clicks to select and unmount the USB device I want stopped. See jpeg(s) 2 & 3

How do I regain the way the Safely Remove Hardware icon worked as shown in jpeg #1 ?

Thanks for any help !

BVR
Joe B!

1 jpeg: Normal SRH Function I lost (want to regain)

2 & 3 jpegs: The way SRH's working now (want to revert to #1 jpeg functionality)
 

Answer:Solved: Safely Remove Hardware: Windows XP Changed the Way it was Working

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There was an earlier thread on this by ratsmooze, and I am having the same problem. I also tried the solutions of entering the run command he/she did, plus changing the custom notification icon to "show." The latter will make the icon show until it is used once, then it disappears again. I went through diagnostics on Norton 360, which found problems with interface and sent me to device manager. I went there and checked if current software were all up to date (yes) and enabled (yes) for human interface/USB hub devices. HELP!
 

Answer:Safely remove hardware icon disappeared from Windows Vista

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives...g-or-disappeared-safely-remove-hardware-icon/

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Safely_re...er_called_safely_remove_hardware_under_past_y
 

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Safely remove hardware missing for One USB port after windows 10 anniversary update.
For one USB slot its working fine. It makes notification sound a device is connected and safely remove icons shows in taskbar.

For the other USB slot i can see it in file explorer. But not in safely remove Hardware. It also doesnt make the sound.

I have followed this solution which is not working for me.
4 Solutions to Restore Missing or Disappeared Safely Remove Hardware Icon ? Raymond.CC

Any suggestions.

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Every now and then I get an error, "The device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped because a program is still accessing it", after trying to safetly remove my USB device.

No matter what I do I can not get it to say Device is ok to be Safetly Remove (or what ever it is)... - I mean I close everything that I can think of; I have tried to close a few program under the "Processes" tab of the windows task manager however some of these unsure if I she End Process so when unsure I do not. Is there anyway of knowing what these programs are?

Back to the USB device isue - will shutting off computer be good enough to unplug the USB drive? As there is always a little power in the computer on shut down.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated - thanks,
David
 

Answer:Questions on: safely remove hardware and Windows task manager

Look in the bottom toolbar for a tiny icon that has a green arrow pointing down to the left, and a grey image of a USB flash drive just below it.
Right click on that tiny arrow-grey box set. You will get the box "Safely Remove Hardware"
Click on that choice, and wait until you get the message on your screen that it is safe to remove the USB flash device.
 

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Since recently acquiring my new(er) computer I have had a "safely remove hardware" icon in the task tray that I cannot remove or get to operate successfully.

I have attached screen capture shots of the windows that appear when I attempt to remove this "hardware" and the icon. The upshot of the problem is that whenever I've attempted to "stop" the hardware I always get a message saying, "The ****device cannot be stopped now. Try stopping the device again later. The device, which you can see in the attached screen shots, is described as "generic volume", with what appears to be some form of identification number.

If anyone can tell me what this little rascal is and/or how I can remove it and the icon from the taskbar I'd appreciate it.

P.S. - I've newly learned that this "device" with it's icon in the system tray is the hard drive (by comparing the associated ID # indicated in the "properties" window with the hard drive # in the device manager window). I certainly don't want to remove the hard drive, but does anyone know why an icon for this device would appear in the taskbar, or know how to remove the icon only?
 

Answer:Cannot remove taskbar (safely remove hardware) icon or associated hardware

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It's not hiding. It's gone. I tried right clicking on taskbar to get to properties and that's missing too. I used to have it. I think it was there last month. I also opened the open action center to make sure I wasn't on tablet mode, and I'm not. Can't seem to get there from here.

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon Missing in Windows 10

Please include a screenshot of the taskbar.
If you are missing items, go to Start/Search and type CMD Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing system files.

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It's not hiding. It's gone. I tried right clicking on taskbar to get to properties and that's missing too. I used to have it. I think it was there last month. I also opened the open action center to make sure I wasn't on tablet mode, and I'm not. Can't seem to get there from here.

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon Missing in Windows 10

Please include a screenshot of the taskbar.
If you are missing items, go to Start/Search and type CMD Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing system files.

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Hi

Lately I have noticed that my Safely Remove Hardware has gone missing. I have tried a couple of solutions I found on the web but neither worked. Those suggested solutions were:

1. Going to Taskbar and Start Menu Properties and changing the Remove Hardware Icon to always "show" in the task bar. Despite this the icon still does not show on my taskbar.

2. Running the following command in the start menu: rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll. This would bring up the Safely Remove Hardware window, but none of the USB devices I have plugged in even show in that window despite the fact they are plugged in and I have full access to them on my PC.

3. Another way I tried was right clicking the USB device in My Computer then selecting the eject button, but I never get any indication that it is safe to remove the device.

So I hope you can help me figure out how to safely remove these devices from my PC. Thanks for your time.
My PC specs are as follows:

OS: Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Model: Dell Dimension DM061
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz 2.79GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB

USB Devices that cannot be safely removed are (and yes I used to be able to safely remove these devices):

1. 4.00 GB Sony Flash Drive
2. 2.00 TB Western Digital My Book Essential External Hard Drive
 

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When using WinXP the icon for the above appears in the task bar enabling procedure for safe removal of hardware. This does not appear on my PC running Win98SE and so I have just been unplugging whatever hardware when I need to disconnect. I have not experienced any problems but when I did this today I got various messages up on the screen telling me that it was dangerous to do this as data etc could be lost and in fact, Spybot stopped running because of this. I then noticed I had the Safely Remove/Unplug or Eject Icon on the task bar. Can you advise as to how I can get this displayed on Win98SE whenever I connect an external hardware device please.

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware / Unplug or Eject Hardware

The safely remove function is part of XP and cannot be installed on 98 i'm afraid.Its designed to prevent corruption on any sort of USB hard drive (hard drives, usb memory sticks, digi cameras etc) and i would highly recommend using it to prevent data corruption.In 98 you'll have to turn off the PC to safely remove such devices. Annoying but these sorts of devices weren't as prevailent when 98 came out so the function wasn't dreamt up till later...

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i have a 4 LUN USB 2.0 card reader built in NB.

[Symptom]There has a different behavior of safely remove hardware machine between windows 7 and windows 8.
Windows 7: After copying data to the SD card, you can ejecta single card and leave another of another type still fully functional.

Windows8: Only can eject USB device. when you ?Safely Removed? the device, you lost access to all ports in your card reader until you logged out and back in again. (behavior seems like WinXP)

How can user eject Removable Disk in Safely Remove Hardware icon like the behavior under windows 7?
Your suggestions are highly valued!
Thanks
Kelly

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firstly i can remove that icon, as long as i left/right click it then i click Eject-HL-DT ST DVDRAM GT50N, but after the laptop restarting, it will show up again, I want to make is diasppear completely. How can help me ?

Answer:how to remove completely Safely remove hardware and eject media" icon

You can'tAs long as its installed or any device. Eject it again and physically remove it. Only then will it not be listed or shown. Because its not there.





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Hi, here is my setup:

AMD 64 4000+
2 gb pc 3200
Fatal1ty a8n sli
2 BFG Geforce 7800 gt oc
xp pro
Maxtor sata 200 gb 8 mg cache

here is the problem I can't remove the safely remove hardware icon and it is asking me to remove my Maxtor hard drive and my system is running perfect how do I get rid of that annoying icon. lol
Thank You Kindly!
Craig
 

Answer:Need to Remove Safely Remove Hardware Icon from start up menu

Click Start/Run and type in msconfig and click OK.
Any weird program in the startup that may cause this?
Is it in the Start/All Programs/Startup menu-folder?
It should only be present in the Control Panel.
 

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My hardware wizard, says it cannot install new hardware, because the wizard is already installing. there is nothing being installed. Safely remove hardware icon is displayed, all it shows on clicking c drive ,DVD drive and memory cards for cameras, these do not require removing. My system is Vista premium. Please help Aine

Answer:hardware wizard and safely remove hardware

Please forget the second part of this query regarding the safely remove, I just remembered how to do it. Regards Aine

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Hi all,

In the safely remove hardware menu (from clicking the icon in the task bar) I have both my internal sata hard drives listed. I'll never want to remove these so is there a way to remove them from the list?

I'm guessing it might require some registry editing but I've no idea where to start!

Answer:Can I remove an item from safely remove hardware list?

Actually, it might be something related to your system setup.

It sounds like in your BIOS the SATA channels that are being used for your internal drives are set to allow eSATA - and thus that capability is being shown in W7.

I don't have eSATA enabled for the 3 SATA channels I use for my internal drives, and none of my internal drives shows in the safely remove hardware list.

Take a look around in your BIOS and see if you can disable eSATA for those two ports - if you can, then W7 should no longer offer them as removable items.

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Whenever I connect something to my USB-C port I see a "USB Root Hub (USB 3.0)" device on the Eject list:
As you can see on the above image I have that hardware listed for eject on the list. I have connected a USB Type C network adaptor to that port and as you can see the "USB Root Hub (USB 3.0)" is listed but the network adaptor is not. When I connect a flash drive, it shows both. I do not have any reason to eject this hardware, and this is annoying for me on the list.
In my finding, I can see that the device itself is connected with another device:
Having the name on the list is not much of a problem. The problem is, if I click on it accidentally. So it would be very helpful if I could remove that name from the list.
Can you please help me to learn how to remove this name "USB Root Hub (USB 3.0)" from Safely remove hardware list, so that I do not click on it accidentally?

Answer:Remove device name from Safely Remove Hardware List

There is some free tools that lets you delete/manage these entries. Perhaps it is covered on this site; maybe you could search.
Did you also run the Windows USB Troubleshooter?

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Been buggering around with this for a while now.

I have an 2 internal hdd, and an external hdd, which is pretty much always on, and it appears in the 'safely remove hardware' in the systray.

I also have a portable HDD, for bringing files to and from work, which appears there also.

I want to be able to remove the portable safely, without accidentally removing the external hdd as i keep forgetting which drive is which!

I've dinkered around with making either/or drive 'Optimized for quick removal or Optimized for performance' in the hopes that they wouldn't appear - ideally I only want the portable listed (I can always disconnect the external when the machine is off).

Anyone any ideas?
 

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I have a laptop with 256 SSD. And it is small for me. What I did is I bought an SDCard with 128Gig and use it as my extra drive. It works fine and fast.

What I want to do next is to make it permanent or set it as a non-removable drive not prevent myself or anyone to unmount it. How can I remove it from the list of Safely Remove Hardware?

Thank you and I hope anyone out there have an idea to work this out. I attached a picture for everyone's reference.

By the way, I'm using Toshiba Portege on Windows 7-64bit.

Answer:Remove SD CARD in the Safely Remove Hardware list

Not sure if there is a manual way, but there is a paid app which can do this - USB Safely Remove Help - How to hide an unnecessary device from the menu? It has a 30day free trial, so you can check it out.

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?dstowe you mentioned this in another thread, which I don't want to hijack.I'm constantly plugging in/removing USB devices but I've never seen "Safely Remove Hardware" in the sys tray.I've also seen this mentioned in another thread (which I can't find now) - how can I activate it?

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

It only comes up as an option if it is needed. I have a plug in hard drive on which I store Acronis backups, There is a little icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen when the drive is switched on. I click on this and select to close down the drive. It then tells me when it is safe to do so. DON'T worry about it. If it isn't there. it isn't needed.

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I usually left click on safely remove hardware icon in my task bar and get a window which shows device I want to remove. I left click on that and it then gives me a window saying ok to remove. This no longer happens once i click on device i want to remove so i have to right click on icon and go long way round. How do i fix?
 

Answer:safely remove hardware

Try running number 11 (left side) here ..
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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Every time I try to remove hardware I get a message:"The device Generic Volume cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later."I don't want to try again later, I want to remove it now so that I can put another device in.The way I do it now is to power down the PC change the device and then reboot.If I take no notice of the message and just unplug it anyway, the computer crashes, so I have to reboot as well.

Answer:I can't "Safely Remove Hardware"

When I use an external device, I get this message if data is still being transferred or any of the files on the device is open or even being viewed in Windows Explorer. You could damage your device or the data on it if you remove the device before it is released. If this problem occurs for more than one device, I would think this points to a corrupt USB or similar file in Windows, and your best bet is to try to repair Windows.

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i need help!! I had no problems getting pictures from my memory card from camera..now when i put the card in it says 'safely remove hardware' and my pictures are no where to be found. i have done everything i could to try and fix it and i cannot. what did i do and can i fix it??? apparently i need step-by-step instructions. very frustrating!
 

Answer:Help! Safely remove hardware

We need to know the make and model of the camera your using. Can you still view the pictures on the camera? Have you changed anything that could have caused this?
 

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Hi, I have a component of my printer which I need for it to operate. My problem is that there is an icon in my system tray that wants to "Safely remove hardware" from my machine. How can I get rid of the message so it will stop appearing in the sys tray please?

TIA

Answer:Safely remove hardware

the only way is to unplug the printer (or any hardware it's listing)

I find that it doesn't actually do any damage when just unplugging it without going through the stop process.

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1. An icon appears in my system tray from time to time, "Safely Remove Hardware". I assume that if I left-click it, I may then safely remove a USB memory-stick without having to shut-down. Is that true?

2. When I do not find this icon in my system tray, how can I invoke it in case I wish to remove some hardware?
 

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Since i recently got my laptop reformatted, the "safely Remove Hadware" icon appears every time I turn it on. And I have nothing plugged in that should be removed.Its very annoying as I have to go thorugh the motions of pressing "stop" and "close" et every time. Also i notice when I press stop it gives me 3 choices; Stop a hardware device/USB mass storage device/Generic Volume EI go through the motions, just as if I had something plugged in, but i dont!kc

Answer:Safely remove hardware

Do you have any USB devices attached i.e mouse, as it will still show up.

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A message as started appearing in my right hand bottom system tray.It says you can safely remove hardware.When I click on it it says OHC compliant 1EEE 1394 Host controller.What does it mean as the only thing I can see is a USB for my Logitch mouse and when I remove this the message is still there.

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

1EEE 1394 is your Firewire Controller - go into Devices and see if any Yellow exclamation mark alongside it - if so, right click on the entry and Update Driver.

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My icon does not show up in the task bar when I have something in port. I want to know if there is another way to make the icon appear... ( I went to taskbar/properties-customize but the "safely remove hardware" folder already says Always Show).
I am concerned that when I pull my camera or phone out of the port I am going to damage the device... is there another way around the icon if I cannot make it come back to the task bar?
 

Answer:safely remove hardware

You are wise to be a bit concerned... I have seen many motherboards (and iPods) damaged by the repeated plugging and unplugging of USB devices without using the 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon. Check out this link. It details a few different ways to solve this problem.... good luck!
 

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I just setup my Shuttle SFF. I assume because the built in card reader I have the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray.

My first question, is there any way to hide that icon?

Second, goig thru the removal process pretty much uninstalls the card reader until the PC is restarted. So I guss I don't have to go thru that process when i want to take my CF card out of the reader? I ask this because i thought you were supposed to do it before pulling a CF card out.

TIA!
 

Answer:safely Remove Hardware

for hiding the icon just go to properties of the toolbar on the bottom of your sceen(right click->properties) than customize (bottom right) and there you go just choose to always hide

clark
 

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I get this icon

In Windows on my taskbar.....This always shows up on it after I recently reformated my computer.....I have 2 hard drives...and this icon is suggesting I remove my 2nd hard drive which I do NOT want to do....I havnt touched the 2nd hard drive at all, I only reformated the primary hard drive which I have windows installed on.

Why would this happen and what can I do to get rid of this annoying icon. Thanks.

PS if it makes a difference...My second harddrive was automatically renamed from M: to D: ever since the reformat of my C: harddrive...

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

You must have SATA drives. If so That is what my computer has also but it shows both drives. And a computer shop that I had build a fellow worker a computer with SATA also has that same thing going on. I just assumed that it was normal for SATA and just got used to seeing it. But it is kind of strange for sure.

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For some reason my safely remove hardware icon is gone from the task bar, so how do I safely remove something, is there a work around? Maybe after a restart it will show up again but what can I do at this point?
 

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After installing an external ADSL modem, i now get an icon in the buttom right of the screen (with the clock and other icons) that starts a wizard that 'Safely Removes Hardware' (the new modem). I sure this icon should be here and the modem works fine but i don't know how to remove since i cannot exit it and closing it simply minimises it.Any suggestions !

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

the only way to hide it,if you have xpright click the taskbar/properties/customizeand set it to always hidethats what i have done with mine

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I was just curios how many of you folks safely remove hardware from Windows?

I always just pull the flash drive or usb device out and was wondering if this is bad for the device or the system?
 

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware?

when i use my usb flash drives in windows 2000, if i don't use the "safely remove hardware" function from the task bar any files i had copied to the drive always seem to be gone when i plug it in somewhere else. when i do remove it "safely", the files are there with no problems.

the only issue i have really seen in XP is when i use removeable hard drives. on occasion event viewer will kick out some warnings about not finishing cache synchronization before the device was removed. but that's about it, i have never had any file corruption due purely to removing the device without using the "safely remove" feature. that being said, it's probably wise to use it in good practices to prevent potential problems.
 

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When and why should the, safely remove hardware, be used on usb equipment. Is it neccesary to use it?

Answer:Safely remove hardware.When to use?

I'll probably be wrong saying this but it is my understanding that you only have to use this with devices that contain memory to avoid them becomming corrupted, things like MP3 players, digital cameras etc. There is no need to use it for devices that do not contain memory.I'm willing to be educated people if I have the wrong end of the stick but this is my understanding of it.

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I have constantly got a safely remove hardware icon on my start menu. This is a new PC, I am using Vista Premium. Anyone got any ideas?

My thoughts were it may be for the card reader. HOwever nothing is plugged in to any of the USB ports or the card reader.

Thanks
 

Answer:Safely remove hardware...

Not sure about the Vista features, but in XP if I click on the icon it tells me what is connected, maybe a printer?
 

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Hi, Could someone please tell me how to get this little green arrow off my taskbar .Right down by the clock there is always a green arrow that is therre that says if pointed to "safely remove hardware. "safely remove usb storage devices drives(g,h,i,j,)The second line says the exact same thing but drive(K) and the 3rd line says "safely remove psc 2200(Dot4usb). Always there. I can get rid of them everyday if i want to clcik on them one at a time .A box pops up and i delte the things in the box. But who wants to do that everyday? It shouldnt be therre in the first place. can anyone help me?I will attach a screen shot.dark blue
 

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I was just wondering how many people actually use the safely remove hardware USB option.

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I only safely remove it when the hardware I use is not mine. I just unplug the hardware if it's mine, whatever it is. I never had something that broke because I didn't safely remove it.

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Hi there.
I've been searching a lot to try to find a solution for this problem, but no success at all.
I can't remove the hardware safely. I plug it, windows reads it, I can use it. When I want to remove it, it isn't displayed at the "Safely Remove Hardware and Reject Media".
If I go to "Open Devices and Printers" windows won't find a thing too.
It's not a major problem, but I plug and unplug my 500Gb and my 1Tb WD drives and I have a lot of things there, that I'm afraid of losing.
When I insert a flash drive (not a hard drive), I can eject it somply by going to Computer, right click and Eject, but with the Hard Drives I can't.
Please help.

Answer:Can't Remove Hardware Safely

Problem solved.
I ran the System File Checker (SFC) and the problem was solved.

If you have the same problem, run the SFC.
Instructions: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Hope this solves your problem!

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Can not get windows to stop my card reader to unplug it to take on my trip. Can I just unplg it. Clicked on safely rermove hardware icon keeps telling me to try again later. That was an hour ago, can I just unplug it.
 

Answer:Safely remove hardware?

Is this a desktop or a laptop? Never seen this on a desktop but I get it all the time on my laptop. I always thought it had something to do with having files available "offline". However that assumption may be wrong. The easiest thing to do is to just shut down the computer and unplug the device.

-woof-
 

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Hello. I purchased a new computer yesterday and let a friend of mine trying it with the rersult that I have a safely remouve hardware icone in my tray bar now.

When I click the icon,a window open and say that I can remouve my disc drive safely??

What to do?? Im running an Athlon 64 X2 3600 + with 1 gig memory DDR2 667.Vista ultimate
 

Answer:Safely remove Hardware

Isn't there a Pen Drive Plugged in .. when the 'Safely Remove hardware' appears at the tray icons
 

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Hi all,
when i plug my nokia n82 cell phone using my usb cable (selecting data transfer on the phone), the "safely remove..." icon DOES appear on my taskbar...

but when i select "safely remove bla bla bla", it says "now u can remove hardware" yada yada yada...
I remove the phone from usb cable and then a message appears on the phone "data may be lost" or something...

BUT, when i go to my computer, right click on phone icon, and click "eject", the phone displays a message "now u can remove phone...."
and no message is displayed afterward saying data loss....
why is this?
thanks

Answer:cannot safely remove hardware...

anybody?

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Hi.
I am using Win XP.

Normally there is shortcut icon for 'safely removing hardware' on my right hand side of my taskbar. (system tray)

But now it is gone. How to bring it back ?

Thank you.

Answer:safely remove hardware

It only shows I believe when you are using a removable hardware like an ipod and its plugged into the computer or its cradle

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After I have installed an SD card in my installed laptop reader and transfered files, when I request to "Safely Remove Hardware" I get the message..."The device "Generic Volume" cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later."

What is up with this and how do I overcome it? Does it really matter if I remove the SD card without getting the OK to do so? This is a recent change as I previously did not have this difficulty.

Thanks
 

Answer:Cannot get the OK to Safely remove Hardware.

That message indicates that the device thinks that its last operation is incomplete, which is possible, or it might be a false alert. Either way, if it stays that way you will eventually either have to remove it or shut down.

You could try repeating the last operation, or if possible checking that everything you moved is where it should be before pulling it.
 

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Daughter has used mum's PC to put music on ipod. When she finished she did not go on the "safely remove hardware" route. She just pulled it straight out of usb socket. Now we have four extra drives ( removable ) showing up in "my computer".

OS is Vista Home Premium SP1

Anyone know how to get rid of these?

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Why does my laptop think my DVD drive is an external drive? Anytime I read reboot my dell
E 6400 it tells me that I can safely remove my DVD drive. I had to reinstall windows and I lost all of my drivers I finally got all the drivers back in and I have the newest Matbleepa DVD drive driver but it still shows up every day as safely remove.

Answer:Safely remove hardware

When you reinstalled XP did the disc include SP1?

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its always on there, even with no usb key in... HOW I GET RID OF IT

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware<-- how i get rid of that???

maybe you have something else that is usb plugged in, like a modem, for example. open it up and see what is in the list. if you remove everything in the list, then it will go away.

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There are a few users for this computer (we all use the same account however) so I'm not sure exactly who changed what, but I've noticed an icon in the taskbar that wasn't there previously. A little icon for the safely remove hardware option, left clicking it brings up the option to safely remove Maxtor 6hi60m0 - Drive C:.

I tried double clicking it, going it to Properties > Policies > And selected the Optimize for Performance option ( it was set to optimize for quick removal) but the icon stays in the taskbar which is annoying enough in itself, but I have noticed a decrease in speed when accessing files on my computer since this happened. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for it and that's about all i could think of doing as I'm not particularly knowledgeable with computer troubleshooting. I'd just like to have this changed back to how it was previously if that's possible.

I'm running windows xp home edition with service pack 2 on an AMD Athlon 64 Machine with a Maxtor 6Y1M0M0 HD, if there's anyt other information I can supply, I'd be more than happy to, just let me know, thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

Let me guess, it's a SATA drive?
 

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I have just resintalled windows XP Pro SP1a onto my computer. The first time i did this i installed SP2 straight away, not really paying attention to much else. Windows was installed on a Sata Western Digi Cavier 80Gb HD. However, in windows i have the option in the system taskbar to safely remove this piece of hardware (my western digital C: drive with windows on it).It makes no difference if SP2 is installed or not. Why would windows give me an option to remove a harddrive containing windows? its bizarre. secondly, even if you try to remove it it won't let you.I've just set this system up, going from two IDE ATA drives to one SATA and one IDE ATA drive. so why with sata is this option in windows, and how do i get rid of it. it drives me crazy.

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Anyone any idea why, all of a sudden, when I select the 'safely remove hardware' option from the system tray, it tells me the device cannot be stopped right now?There's nothing at all open and the last time I used it, there were no problems with it.Thanks

Answer:Can't safely remove hardware

If its a USB drive, I have the same problem with one of mine. All I end up doing is leaving it in until I shut down. One of these days i'll take the time to back it up and format it.

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Ever since I got my new computer running, this little icon has been in the taskbar on the bottom right. It says I can safely remove my hard drive, and as you can guess, I dont want to do that. Any idea how I can get it to go away?

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

The "Safely remove hardware" system tray icon is normally only present when a USB attached storage device or a device bay device is connected to the system. It does not normally show internal hard drives.To hide the icon see:Remove Icons for USB Devices from Notification Area
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s.../kellyxp03.mspx

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hello..I'm new to the forum and have a question regarding the safely remove hardware function.  It seems every time I use the safely remove hardware icon...it disables the drive (the one selected) completely.  Then, the only way to get the drive going again is to reboot the system (Vista).  I would be grateful for any help...suggestions.

Answer:safely remove hardware

What you mentioned is normal, I have read an article from Microsoft regarding this.  Go to Device Manager, click Disk Drives, select and click the relevant item, click Policies.  Select Optimize for Quick Removal, click OK. Some items may need double click.  The above procedure eliminates the necessity to click the Safety Remove icon.   

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I bought a 250GB Lacie external HD yesterday. It works fine and all in terms of transferring files, but when I go to "safely remove" it, it says that it cannot be safely removed right now and that I need to try again later. What is this?! Any ideas on how to fix it? Thanks.
 

Answer:Can't Safely Remove Hardware?

Did you try stopping it first?
 

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I know what this is, and how to use it. The reason I am asking it is because some devices do not use it. Cameras in this case. My mother learned that you must safely remove the camera before disconnecting it. But that was back when she had XP Pro. She now has 7 Ultimate, and is wondering why that icon isn't in the notification area.

I tried to explain this to her, but I don't know the psychology of it.

I think that it is a different file system than flash drives, though.

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

In Win7 things are done a bit differently. The Camera should be located in the Devices and Printers area where if a right click is performed on that device, it should give the option to remove it. Just like the "Safely Remove Hardware" that she is used to.

Since Microsoft now implemented this new Device Section some items do not get categorized with the Removal Tool. That is mainly used for removable storage now more than cameras.

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Hi

I have a USB flash drive and I was wondering what is the safest way to remove it, either
1. Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device

or

2. Just pull the flash drive out from the USB socket.

My friend said if you keep on using the "Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device" the USB flash drive could get corrupted.

Which method shall I use???

Thanks
 

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

AP2006 said:

Hi

I have a USB flash drive and I was wondering what is the safest way to remove it, either
1. Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device

or

2. Just pull the flash drive out from the USB socket.

My friend said if you keep on using the "Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device" the USB flash drive could get corrupted.

Which method shall I use???

ThanksClick to expand...

I have no idea why your friend would believe that using the "Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device" function would cause the drive to become corrupted.

All this function does is make sure that no data is still being written to the drive before it is removed. You would be much more likely to corrupt a drive by removing the drive if data is still being written to the drive.
 

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I am using Toshiba Tecra M5, XP SP2, and Aston Themes(Aston Shell).
For some days I dont see Safely remove hardware icon in system tray even if my thumbdrive is connected to laptop.
So I learn from somewhere this command 'RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll'. I use this everytime I want to remove my hardware and afterwards Icon will stay in tray as a result of side effect. But if I shut down system and retart next time, icon is already disappeared again.

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

Hello onlyforyouTry the Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!Use the fix for Show Missing Icons under Notification AreaGood luck

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I have NTL broadband internet does anyone know if you can hide the Safely remove hardware icon from the system tray?

Answer:Safely remove hardware

Right click in the systray (bottom right of screen where you have your program icons that load at start)Now select Customise Notification. If you now select the offending item and you should get a small drop down menu just select "Always Hide"

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after filling my flash drive with files I chose to safely remove hardware.when I hit it an error message comes up saying that the operation has been canceled due to restrictions on my computer.

why? I dont have restrictions and want to just take the drive out without losing the stuff

Answer:cant safely remove hardware?

Hi. . .

Shut the system down w/flash drive in, then remove it.

regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have an external Iomega HD for data backup. I would like to shut it down when not in use. The "Safely Remove Hardware" icon always says that the "generic device cannot be shutdown" right now and that I should wait and shut it down at a later time. Well, that later time never seems to come around. Is it okay to just reach over and push the power button on the hard drive?
 

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware?

You may have the XHDD open and 'minimized' or layered under the current window. I have run into the message when I have forgotten to close the XHDD with a right click menu command or using the "X".
{redoak}
 

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Anyone know how to get rid of this annoying little icon in the systray on V64? I found a program that does it, But you gotta manual run it every time you boot. That's just as annoying

Thanks: Celtic

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

Set it to hide in the task bar properties so you don't have to see it.

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I have an USB ASDL modem and from the moment i have installed it an icon has appeared in my system tray which asks if i want to remove my modem. How can i get rid of this in my system tray?

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

You can't - its there for a reason.

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In my new vista pc i have an internal card reader which has worked for two weeks until now.In control panel it shows as four removable devices,g,h,i and j.The only slot i use is the sd card slot (h)When i go to remove the card using safely remove hardware,i take the sd card out and when i return to "my computer" the only removable device showing is jIn device manager is a yellow exclamation mark saying-Windows cannot use this hardware device because it has been prepared for "safe removal", but it has not been removed from the computer. (Code 47)To fix this problem, unplug this device from your computer and then plug it in again.So i reboot and alls wellIs it faulty or do i not need to use the safely remove hardware tool?cheers

Answer:Safely remove hardware

Does your experience follow the example set out here? click here

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How can i get that "Safely remove hardware" icon off my toolbar?
 

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware.....

Clinetyme said:





How can i get that "Safely remove hardware" icon off my toolbar?Click to expand...

Right click on the taskbar click properties.

Now, you can either uncheck the box that says "hide inactive icons" or go to customize click behavior on safely remove hardware and click always show.

Hope that helped.

-w0ts0n
 

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OK this thing is really P.O me, i've had it for like months now and its the safely remove hardware on my bottom right task bar..and it saids "ST3320620AS" and i can never disconnect it, how can i disconnect it?
 

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

You don't want to disconnect it . . it is your SATA hard drive
 

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Hi, i am missing the right click context menu that lets me safely remove hardware like pen drives etc,can someone tell me where it went?or how to get it back again?,thank you.

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

Have you checked your hidden icons? It should be under Windows explorer.

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I know there's a way to get rid of this and I know it was posted a few months back but I just can't seem to find it. How do you get rid of the safely remove hardware icon in the taskbar on the bottom right for my hard drive?

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

as far as i know you cant get rid of it , but you can hide it
start-->settings-->taskbar and start menu-->customize find safely remove hardware and set to always hide

edit forgot to mention that "hide inactive icons" must be checked

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Ok I got my 2 GB jump drive in the USB. When you remove it you should always click the saftly remove hardware icon. When I right click and select safely remove hardware I get a RUNDLL error box and it has An exception occurred while trying to run "shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll"The XP install is only a few weeks old. Is there some dll missing? The drive was a replacemeant from Dell and it was imaged by them.Jesus Loves You!Keyboard not detected. Hit F1 to Continue. BREAKFAST.SYS HALTED Cerial port not Responding!!

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It seems to me that dll file is corrupted, you can try to restore your system to a previous restore point (Your data will not be lost) if that somehow wont work. Try and reinstall your computer..Be sure to backup your important data, by either burning it to a cd/dvd or by copying it to a usb stick or harddrive and turn off your pc before unplugging it, to ensure your data is safe.Best of luck!Lone Gunman

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When you connect USB device to the pc it instructs to turn your device off before removing it - Safely Remove Hardware. How risky is it if you forget to turn the device off before plugging it out? Does anyone ever experience ending up damage to the device?

I sometime forget to do click that icon, just want to know if is really important to turn it off. Btw does anyone know the electronics behind this?
 

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

Usb sockets, from the moment they are activated when you boot your computer, carry a constant 5 volt supply. For this reason, although not reccomended, if you plug a usb device in while the computer turned on, holding the connector loose at the front of the socket and slowly pushing it in, you will see small sparks on occasions if you look closely.

Whether or not it is particularly dangerous in terms of hardware damage to plug and unplug usb devices while the pc is on... well, I guess it depend on the device. Generally speaking, it's pretty safe, but I wouldn't like to guarentee that EVERY usb device is hot swappable.

Of course, I'm only speaking on theory from what I know and what I've seen, but personally, if I'd just spent 300 on some delicate piece of USB hardware, I'd try to avoid the power surge, however unlikely it was to damage it. If it's a gamepad or a mobile phone (cellphone) charger, I don't really care.

One thing I do know though, is that unplugging or replugging USB hardware while the computer is on running windows does sometimes crash the OS, producing a BSoD with a stop message mentioning (usually) USB related files. It doesn't seem to happen all that often though. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it happens when a device is in use when you unplug it, and using the Safely Remove Hardware function ensures that the device is not in use so that it can be unplugged without crashing windows.

Hope thi... Read more

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Since installing my Speedtouch broadband modem I have the above icon permenantly in the bottom right hand corner next to the clock. Does anyone know how to get rid of it, I have looked in msconfig/startup but there is nothing there that I do not recognise and have tried disabling most of them. Thanks

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

I think this icon will be there as long as you have a USB device plugged in. If you want to remove a usb device while the computer is switched on, you need to click on the icon and select the device you want to unplug.

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I have a couple of SATA drives and a JumpDrive that I plug in occasionally, so the safely remove hardware is always in the systray. I was just wondering if this thing actually does anything and if its harmful to just pull the jumpdrive out without removing? what does removing it do?

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware... is it necessary?

Always remove USB devices correctly. You are asking for problems if you don't!

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for some reason, my thumb drive does not show up anymore when i click on "safely remove hardware." the only thing that shows up is my C: drive, thats it. anyway to fix this?

Answer:safely remove hardware

go to device manager and look for any yellow! if there is then try updating drivers if not try your device in another usb port also try on another comp it may be a number of things up to and including reformat or possibly a faulty drive

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Hello, I just installed a 6in1 card reader on windows xp pro, but at the taskbar there is a new icon saying safely remove hardware and it shows up on all the hardware I install. Does anyone know how to get rid of it or why it is there? thank you.

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

Part of Windows to permit hot removal of certain USB components, I don't think you can get rid of it.

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Ok, I have various devices that use the USB ports... eg. Camera, HiMD, USB memory stick and being using for 5+ years with no problems just by unplugging without disable device in window first... Now a friends tells me it's common practice to use the mouse first to disable the USB device then unplug it, as I being doing this since the first USB device I brought.

I have never had any problem with using my USB memory stick nor my HiMD for music which I use regularly for around 5 years now...

Any reason in particular I should be concerned about with just unpluggin?
 

Answer:USB - safely remove hardware.

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I've got a new laptop - on my old one there was a little icon bottom right to 'safely remove hardware' before I pulled out any usb connected item. I can't find it on my new laptop - and I'm pulling out without safely disconnecting! Anyone tell me where to find it, please?

Answer:where's my 'safely remove hardware'?

Is there a circular arrow icon next to your Notification Area? If so, click it. If your missing icon mgically appears, right-click an empty part of the NA and choose to customise your notifications (or turn off the feature altogether if you have enough taskbar space).

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I've just installed XP this past week. But in the lower left hand corner of the tray bar. There is an icon that says "Safely Remove Hardware". How can I get this to stop.
I had to remove my usb zip drive to install the new software for it. Now every time I start up the icon shows up.

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware in XP

In my post I tyed in "the lower left hand corner of the tray".
It should've been the right hand corner.

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When you've plugged in a usb device (not for the first time- but for somethign you regularly use, such as an external HD) and the 'safely remove hardware' icon shows up, do you need to do the whole process where you double click it, hit stop, and THEN remove the HD?

And if you do need to do that process everytime, how about with a memory stick (I haven't for the year I've had/used one) or a usb mouse?
 

Answer:safely remove hardware

Hi McDev
The usb mouse does not come into the equation as it is not a mass storage device, same with a printer.
External hdd's and usb memory sticks need to be removed in the proper manner or you could risk not only losing data but also damaging the equipment.
It only takes a moment McDev because as they say Patience is a virtue.
 

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I have a regular problem when trying to remove external systems - 'safely remove media'

The 'generic volume' cannot be stopped right now. Can I just yank it or will this cause problems?

All the best

Mick
 

Answer:safely remove hardware

The default removal policy setting for external storage devices is "Quick Removal", which means you don't have to use the safely remove hardware icon.

So assuming you haven't changed that default setting, you can just disconnect it. However, always check the device's activity light is not flashing before you disconnect it.
 

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I have recently noticed the Safely Remove Harware icon appearing on startup. It is inviting me to remove my hard-drive! I have not installed any new hardware recently but did get a virus alert and had the java console start for no apparent reason. At the same time the task manager had problems starting up. I've run both Norton AV, Adaware and Hijack this and there seems to be nothing unusual.Any ideas?

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware - C:

My Remove icon sometimes appears for no apparent reason, but it doesn't suggest I remove the HDD. However have you tried Start/Properties/Taskbar Tab/Customise/ Right click on the remove hardware icon and select "Always Hide". Another thought is to download and use Taskbar Repair tool Plus click here. but I can't see why the task manager should be affected. Does it work just using Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

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I've been having some problems lately shutting down my external drives safely. Shutting down PC, to safely remove devices gets to be a pain. I have the drives set in (Device Manager) for Quick Removal ,where I'm told that I can remove the device/s without the Safe Removal Icon. But is this safe?. I also read somewhere that shutting down explorer.exe. is a cure?  Anyway, I'm presently trying an app.(USB Safely Remove) which I hope is, (at least it tells me that it is, and appears to be,) shutting the devices down safely. I'm in the trial period but after that, $$. It's not that expensive but I'm wondering what others are doing in this situation ?.Thanks, overthehill

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Searching the MS KB is a bore.So I found this neat video about Quick Removal in Windows.http://www.metacafe.com/watch/471355/quick_usb_device_removal/The Quack Removal concept is helpful in other areas of life.http://www.metacafe.com/watch/818086/instant_shirt_removal_how_to_sprintcuts/Wait, there is more. Goto http://support.microsoft.com/and search for Quick RemovalYes, there are reported problems with Quick Removal. No simple answer.

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The infamous little green arrow in the system icon, it NEVER works for any of my USB devices - external hard drive, ipod Shuffle, digital camera, which means if i want to unplug one of them, i have to close down my computer.anyone any ideas how to fix this?

Answer:Safely Remove Hardware

USB devices are "hot swappable" you do not have to shut down to remove, just make sure you are not writing to the Ipod or harddrive when you disconnect it.

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omg... i just typed this all out and then when i was looking at the thing i accidentally removed my thing so i lost my internet connection and then i lost all i typed and now im mad . okay so anyway theres this thing in the bottom right that says "safely remove hardware" and when i click it it tells me that it is ready to safely remove my d-link USB airplus blah blah adapter. and i dont want to remove it ever and yeah that button is always there and i was wondering how to get rid of it? thanks...
 

Answer:Safely remove hardware

Can you explain it a little better.
 

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