'Safely Remove Hardware' - bloody annoying

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  1. Mike Woods

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    Hi,

    I've just installed an intel usb anypoint network adapter and it works fine. But Windows XP doesn't seem to accept this and it loads an system tray icon each time I load windows giving me the option of 'safely removing the hardware'. I can't see how to get rid of the icon, anyone know how?
     
  2. Hugh M

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    I've found that my Via based USB controller is crap and isn't really USB compliant with all types of devices... Joysticks work, but "adapter" devices like USB-Serial don't.. this could be your problem as well, which would be fixed by getting a USB add-on board, or a nice new USB 2.0 board which is a bit faster than firewire.

    also the icon in the tray appears all the time, and I don't know about the specifics of it, but it does not indicate trouble, probably just for removing hardware that the OS would have a problem with if you disconnected it. no big deal.
     
  3. James St

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    If you just want to hide the icon then try this. Click on Start/Settings/Taskbar and Start Menu/Customize. Change the icon behavior to always hide. Is this what you were looking for?
     

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