Safely remove hardware icon!

  tryingtosussit 19:27 04 Jan 2005

Just appeared on my startup menu - since updating
Adware or may be just a coincindence - Norton Antivirus does not seem to pick it up?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:35 04 Jan 2005

Safely remove hardware icon allows you to switch off a device plugged into your PC before removingg it.

I.E. card reader, external harddrive, camera etc.

  Totally-braindead 19:37 04 Jan 2005

Appeared on mine when I installed an external broadband modem.

  INVERNESSGUY 19:39 04 Jan 2005

i have it too... i have external adsl modem, and external hard drive, can i get rid of it? and how?

  THE TERMINATOR 19:44 04 Jan 2005

If you have a problem, then start your own thread. This one belongs to tryingtosussit....TT

  bamfiesler 19:46 04 Jan 2005

you don't want to get rid of it; it's a necessary function. If you were, say, to insert a memory stick into a USB slot upload data from it and then remove it without clicking on the 'Safely remove...' icon, your system could crash, or you could lose data. Someone else might know the exact benefits for leaving it be.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:48 04 Jan 2005

Its an internal windows option you can't and don't want to get rid of it.

  Graham ® 19:50 04 Jan 2005

Right click the taskbar, Properties, check 'Hide inactive icons'.

  Technotiger 19:55 04 Jan 2005

Hi, I have it on my bar too because I have a built-in Multi-card reader. As Fruit Bat/\0/\ says, don't try to get rid of it.


  THE TERMINATOR 20:11 04 Jan 2005

To hide this icon, right click the taskbar, choose properties, click on customize, locate the icon for Safely Remove Hardware and change it's behaviour to Always Hide, you will only see the icon if you click on the arrow on the Notification Area....TT

  THE TERMINATOR 20:15 04 Jan 2005

The icon only shows up when you install new hardware, and the only way to permanently remove it is to remove the hardware, which you don't want to do!...TT

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