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 E
I go through the motions, just as if I had something plugged in, but i dont!
anything that's not on PCI,IDE/floppy or SATA will show up as an external device and be subjected to the remove hardware prompt. by reformatted do you mean reinstalled ? volume E suggests some sort of storage device. do you have any flash cards fitted ?
Yes I got the HD refomatted and reinstalled XP etc. No I have nothing attached except the mouse. I do of course on occasions hace flash drives attached and then it shows up, and works as it should. But I have nothing attached on this occasion.
Right Click on the TaskBar select Properties/Taskbar/Customise/scroll down to past Items and select "Always Hide" from the little drop down menu. It will come back when you next connect hardware. It is sometimes a difficult icon to stop.
Did that. No yellow marks at all. But actually now it is not appearing in the taskbar, unless I click the left arrow to see all the icons. So I dont see it. But it is still there; now maybe its meant to be, but I thought that the more items were in the taskbar(is this the same as startup?) the more memory you were using. That was my reason for trying to get rid of it.
Now that I cant see it (unless its needed) its not actually bothering me.