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  1. HiddenStupid New Member

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    Safely Remove Icon never disapear from the bottom right hand corner of my desktop.

    How do I get rid of it? What is it? If I remember correctly it apear since I install my sound card but it was properly installed and worked.... why doe's the safely remove icon still apear?
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    There's a very simple solution- just right click the toolbar > Properties > tick hide inactive icons > Customize > then select the safely remove icons as always hide.
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    The safely remove hardware icon usually appears when you have some sort if USB storage device plugged in.

    If you click on the icon does it show any devices that can be removed ?
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    sata2 hard drives show up in it
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    really ? ill have to check on that i think you might be mistaken im sure its just for usb devices
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    does on mine, and did before on my last install (this ones fresh), trouble is, i cant remember how i got rid of it last time
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    actually my sata1 hard drive does it when i move in and my reg rig is up and running i can show you a screen shot it has always been their. i read someware that it is because ppl used to use sata as hot swap drives and so because of their type of interface you can remove them. i dont think it works if the sata drive is your primary.
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    ok my bad i stand corrected :rolleyes: lol its just ive never had any of my drives show up there? must just depend on the mobo i suppose and ive got sata1 and sata2 drives
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    I did it but still it wont disapear.



    Oh yes it does show it says usb mass storage device what is mass storage device anyway? On the window it have button "stop" next to the button "properties" Should I click the "stop" button? That might be the button that will make it disapear. oh wait.. on the very bottom of the window it says "display device components" should I check that box?
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    stop would disable the device
    display device components will show you the drive letters.
    and im not to sure on how to hide it either.
    cuz mine automatically disappear
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    try properties and update the drivers, also update all your usb drivers and that might be it.

    you can ignore it because all that icon does is tell you that it is safe to unplug the device

    just ignore it because it is meaningless, mine does this for my all in one printer so i see it 24/7

    you dont "have to" take any action at all
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    It could be your HDD if it's sata.

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