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Missing "Safely Remove Device" Icon in my taskbar

Ang Chun Yong, Andy
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      14th Jun 2005

Could anyone please teach me how to get back my "Safely Remove Device"
icon in my taskbar? I need it desperately for the proper removal of my
thumbdrive on my laptop after usage.

FYI, I am running XP SP2 and I have already customize my "Safely Remove
Device" Icon to show all the time in my taskbar but it does not help.
What is strange is that everytime I restore my computer to a checkpoint,
that icon appears but after restarting, it goes missing again.

Please help me and my thumbdrive. Thank you in advance.

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Join Date: Jul 2005
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      20th Jul 2005
Here's a cheat. From a command window run:

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

This will bring up the add remove wizard. When I did this, it put the icon back in my task bar as soon as I removed my USB drive.
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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      11th Sep 2008
I too have been suffering the same problem of late lol but I just felt compelled to register and thank you for providing that lil bit of info to get back the Safely Remove Hardware

Life saver!
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      27th Nov 2009
Thanks PhoenixFire, ditto what MartyrDog said.
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