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May 3, 2005 8:58:23 PM

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I have an icon which appears alongside the programmes which are running and
states "Safely remove hardware" and when I click on it I get the following
USB Smart Media Adapter, Manufacturer Microtech International.
I don't recognise this item so can I remove it ?

Blair
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May 3, 2005 8:58:24 PM

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Could this be your USB printer with a (camera) Memory card reader?
Turn off the printer, does it go away?
Anything else plugged into a USB port?

"Blair" wrote:

> I have an icon which appears alongside the programmes which are running and
> states "Safely remove hardware" and when I click on it I get the following
> USB Smart Media Adapter, Manufacturer Microtech International.
> I don't recognise this item so can I remove it ?
>
> Blair
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 3, 2005 8:58:24 PM

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I suggest that you leave it alone and don't use it. Using it will
disable all of your USB ports.
On Tue, 3 May 2005 16:58:23 +0100, "Blair"
<pabm@brachd.fsnet.co.uk.invalid> wrote:

>I have an icon which appears alongside the programmes which are running and
>states "Safely remove hardware" and when I click on it I get the following
>USB Smart Media Adapter, Manufacturer Microtech International.
>I don't recognise this item so can I remove it ?
>
>Blair
>
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May 3, 2005 10:31:04 PM

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It doesn't do thaat on my machine. It catches up on any writing to the
particular device so that you can remove it without losing anything.

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"Dick Reuben" <dickre@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I suggest that you leave it alone and don't use it. Using it will
> disable all of your USB ports.
> On Tue, 3 May 2005 16:58:23 +0100, "Blair"
> <pabm@brachd.fsnet.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
>
>>I have an icon which appears alongside the programmes which are running
>>and
>>states "Safely remove hardware" and when I click on it I get the following
>>USB Smart Media Adapter, Manufacturer Microtech International.
>>I don't recognise this item so can I remove it ?
>>
>>Blair
>>
>
May 4, 2005 10:12:37 AM

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I have a card reader for my camera. I assume that will be it.
Why it is showing this is a mystery.I will have to just ignore it
Blair


"Johnny_1" <Johnny1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:659E95CC-2607-4F0D-8967-BD2D58FC2BE4@microsoft.com...
> Could this be your USB printer with a (camera) Memory card reader?
> Turn off the printer, does it go away?
> Anything else plugged into a USB port?
>
> "Blair" wrote:
>
> > I have an icon which appears alongside the programmes which are running
and
> > states "Safely remove hardware" and when I click on it I get the
following
> > USB Smart Media Adapter, Manufacturer Microtech International.
> > I don't recognise this item so can I remove it ?
> >
> > Blair
> >
> >
> >
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