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chris.p 26. Feb 2010 01:22 PM

XP - where's the 'Safely Remove USB Devices' thingy?
I've got a flaky XP install and it keeps losing the systray 'Safely Remove USB Devices' icon, even with 3 USB drives hooked up.

You can get it back by rebooting - but where's the proper switch to get that widget back, please?

kendall.a 26. Feb 2010 04:23 PM

I don't know the specific answer to your question, but I've been using this freeware, USB Disk Ejector, instead of the XP one:

It works really well.

chris.p 26. Feb 2010 05:21 PM

Thanks Kendall. This looks very useful, I'm trying it out.

kimsland 06. Mar 2010 05:38 AM

Start > Run > RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll > ok

You can also make a shortcut on your Desktop to this file
Then after making the shortcut you can check Properties > Change icon > Look in> hotplug.dll > enter > choose your icon. > apply > ok

Hope this helps ;)


Oh and here's another freebie:
A freeware tool for Showing/Removing 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon

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