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Where is the icon showing that it´s safe to remove machine ware?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by sikus, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. sikus

    sikus Thread Starter

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    When you plug in for example a digitalcamera or usb-memory stick in the computer, there should be an icon showing when it is safe to remove the camera or the memory stick. But I lost my icon! Anybody who knows how to get it back?
     
  2. Augie65

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    Try Start> Run> type: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll then hit OK.
    This should bring up the dialog window to remove the hardware.
    You can try this, I have used it in XP, but it has been quite a long time since I used Me.
    Open My Computer and right-click on your drive choose Properties> Hardware tab> Properties button> Policies tab, click Optimize for Performance, click OK and Apply. Then reboot your computer and see the Safely Remove Hardware icon is in System Tray.
     
  3. sikus

    sikus Thread Starter

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    Thanks! The first advice worked for me, but I would like not to have to write all that in "Run" every time. The second advice didn't work since I could not click "Optimize...". That alternative was grey-marked (although the alternative you suggest was already pre-choosed). Any other ideas?
     
  4. Augie65

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    The only thing I can think of is to create a shortcut to bring up the dialog window.
    Right click on your desktop and select New> Shortcut. When the Wizard
    opens, paste the path: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll in the box Type the location of the item:. Click on Next and type the name Safely Remove Hardware in the box, Type a name for this shortcut and click Finish.
     
  5. Squashman

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    So you are sure it somehow didn't get marked Hidden in the Tray.
     
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    Try this: Control Panel>Taskbar and Start Menu. Under Taskbar tab check only "Lock the Taskbar," "Keep Taskbar on top..," and "Show the clock." <Apply> Log off/Log on. Not a reboot. Often works. Sometimes also helps to disable the UnPnP Service. (Universal Plug and Play-not regular Plug and Play) If no joy try: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm Fixes all this kind of stuff.
     
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