Safe removal of ext drive - icon lost

  Prospero 18:21 20 Jul 2006

The icon for safe removal of my external hard drive in the sysrem tray has disappeard. I have downloaded and installed "Q242975 - Update for 1394 Storage Peripherals in Win 98 2nd edition" to no avail. Any ideas?

  Diversion 22:26 20 Jul 2006

I think it works the same as XP. Right click on the bottom taskbar, choose properties, click on customize and make sure the safe removal tool is always show and not always hide if you use it on a regular basis.

  Prospero 15:41 22 Jul 2006

Thanks for your reply, Diversion. Probably not quite the same as XP - I can't locate the safe removal tool in the 'customise start menu' box. It's not essential but I'm puzzled how I managed to lose the icon.

  Coff 18:42 22 Jul 2006

Try making a shortcut with the following path :

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

  Graham ® 19:48 22 Jul 2006

You could try click here

  Graham ® 20:17 22 Jul 2006

Or try System File Checker. Start, Run, sfc, OK. (This from memory, apologies if it's wrong!).

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