please,how can i re-enable :safely remove hardware

  habs2habs 14:47 14 Mar 2009

hi everyone

please i need your help.

i have windows vista premium.

The problem is the icon(safely remove hardware)is disappeared.

if i installed any hardware,example:mp3 player.

i can't disconnected by using safely remove hardware icon,because is not near the clock.

i have to switch the laptop off,than disconnected it.

please how can i re-enable it.

I hope to hear from you very soon.

thank you in advance for your help


  Sea Urchin 15:05 14 Mar 2009

This should help you to restore it

click here

  Stuartli 15:13 14 Mar 2009

The Safely Remove Hardware icon normally only appears if any appropriate device is connected to the system.

However, if it is still missing (the following, by the way, is for XP, so hopefully will also work with Vista), go to Start>Run and type in:

RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

(copy and paste the line)

and click OK.

This should restore the icon.

You can also create a shortcut to Safely Remove Hardware by right clicking on the Desktop>New>Shortcut.

Copy and paste the line again into the field. Click on Next and then Rename it as Safely Remove Hardware. Click Finish.

  Graphicool1 15:20 14 Mar 2009

Right click on 'Start'
In the drop down menu choose 'Properties'
Click the 'Task Bar' tab
Click on 'Customize'
Scroll down till you see 'Safely Remove Hardware'
Click on the downward arrow to the right of it.
Select 'Always Show' then click ok (at the bottom of the window. The 'Safely Remove' icon will now be back in your 'Task Bar'

  habs2habs 12:58 15 Mar 2009

Hi again

I would like to thank you for all your reply,i am so appreciated.

thank you again

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