Missing "Safely Remove Device" Icon in my taskbar

Discussion in 'Windows XP Beta Help and Support' started by Ang Chun Yong, Andy, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    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.

    Sincerely,
    Andy
     
    Ang Chun Yong, Andy, Jun 14, 2005
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  2. Ang Chun Yong, Andy

    PhoenixFire

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    Simple Cheat

    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.
     
    PhoenixFire, Jul 20, 2005
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  3. Ang Chun Yong, Andy

    MartyrDoG

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    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 :p

    Life saver! :D
     
    MartyrDoG, Sep 11, 2008
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  4. Ang Chun Yong, Andy

    grumpytimm

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    Thanks PhoenixFire, ditto what MartyrDog said.
     
    grumpytimm, Nov 27, 2009
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