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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LOOY, Sep 22, 2002.

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  1. LOOY

    LOOY Thread Starter

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    Not a major problem but, I would like to know how to remove it. When I hover my mouse over it, the balloon tip says..........

    Safely Remove Hardware. It's located next to the time.

    Like I said, It's not a major problem, BUT.

    Thanks.....

    LooY (",) :)
     
  2. Bvr01Fvr

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    What program is it that has placed it there? The program might have an option to disable this when Windows starts. The option usually is in OPTIONS.

    Or, type MSCONFIG into the RUN window on the start menu and click on the STARTUP tab. Uncheck the box beside the program that is running this.
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    From http://www.windows-help.net/WindowsXP/howto-07.html :

    If you have an USB device attached to your system, you will notice an icon in the Notification area, which - when clicked - will give you the option to Stop your hardware, before you unplug it.

    It is possible that you never unplug this hardware. So how do you get rid of the icon? As far as I know the only way is to right-click the notification area, and selecting Properties. Under the Notification area heading, click Customize. Find the Safely Remove Hardware icon and select Always hide in the Behavior column next to it (press OK and Apply to back out).
     
  4. LOOY

    LOOY Thread Starter

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    Thanks TonyKlein and Bvr01Fvr,

    Btw. The USB device that the icon is for is still in use. I've done wot you said Tony,

    It seem's to be the only way I can get rid of it. Oh well. Like I said "not a major problem"
    But Thanks any way you 2.

    LooY (",)
     
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    No prob! :)
     
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