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Windows "Safely Remove Hardware" Icon Question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:49 pm
by audiodrome
I just hooked up my new HP printer today and it works great but the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon appeared in the taskbar and it will not go away. I thought this only shows up for "hot swap" devices like cameras. My old printer never made this icon appear - why is it showing up now? It's not a big deal but I like to keep my desktop clean and since I'm not intending to unplug this printer for awhile, I see no reason for that icon to be there. I know that I can hide it and I realize that if I get rid of the utility, it will affect the plugging in of real "hot swap" devices, so how do I get it to not affect this printer - do I need to change the USB port? Will it just go away eventually?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:31 pm
by bicomputational
Does the printer allow you to attach your camera directly to the printer, or does it allow you to insert media cards and read from them? If it does and your old printer didn't, this could explain the safely remove hardware icon.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:10 pm
by MonsterMan
All 3 of my SATA hard drives & my SATA DVD burner show up on the stupid list...just gotta live with it :evil:

Basically, any USB/SATA device.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:23 pm
by Ian

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:25 pm
by hoxlund
hmm i will have to try this also