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.
Yes it should be there. You have XP Pro I guess and it is a feature meant for external drives to stop programmes accessing it when you need to remove them. (Storage Drives normally.) After a while of minimising it XP seems to realise that you don`t actually want it to keep prompting you and it just sits there in the tray.
Someone is bound to know how to get rid of it permanently though - watch this space.
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