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"Remove USB Device" Icon not showing up in taskbar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Satsumomo, May 29, 2007.

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  1. Satsumomo

    Satsumomo Thread Starter

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    You know, the small icon that appears in your taskbar when connecting a USB device? It no longer shows up, so now I have to go to Windows Explorer and click "Eject" directly on the USB device. How can I have this icon re-appear?

    It's the one that let's you select your USB device to "Safely remove device".
     
  2. The_Oracle

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    happened to me quite a few times on my laptop ...

    if it is not just 'hidden', try this

    Start, Run, paste this line and click OK:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

    This will bring up the add remove wizard. When I did this, it actually put the icon back in my task bar as soon as I removed my USB drive.
     
  3. Satsumomo

    Satsumomo Thread Starter

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    Worked like a charm, thanks!

    :)
     
  4. The_Oracle

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    you're more than welcome. please mark your post as solved, use the 'thread tools' in your original post.
     
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