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Missing "Safely remove device" icon in my notification area

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Last response: in Windows XP
June 16, 2005 4:45:06 PM

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My "Safely remove device" icon is missing from my notification area. I cannot
safely remove my thumbdrive from my laptop.
But, whenever I do a system restore, that icon appears for the 1sr boot. And
after I restart once, the icon goes missing again.
Without that icon, I cannot let my thumbdrive's light goes off which
indicates safe to remove.

More about : missing safely remove device icon notification area

Anonymous
June 17, 2005 12:57:27 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Go to Start/Run, and type DEVMGMT.MSC , highlight the USB Hub devices, Action menu, "Uninstall", then restart Windows, to find the
device drivers again automatically.

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"Andy" <Andy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F71C9E57-EBC8-4742-AEB4-B8080444F43A@microsoft.com...
> My "Safely remove device" icon is missing from my notification area. I cannot
> safely remove my thumbdrive from my laptop.
> But, whenever I do a system restore, that icon appears for the 1sr boot. And
> after I restart once, the icon goes missing again.
> Without that icon, I cannot let my thumbdrive's light goes off which
> indicates safe to remove.