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09 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Safely Remove Hardware icon is present. Will not display popup "Safe..

Safely Remove Hardware icon is present. Will not display popup "Safe to Remove Hardware"

It's got me stumped. I have the safe to remove icon present in my notification area, both when I hide some icons and when I choose to show all the icons.

When I plug in either a usb flash drive, or an external usb hard drive and I want to eject it, I can right click the icon and see the drive. Then I click Eject (whichever drive is plugged in). I used to get the Safe to Remove Hardware popup, but now I don't.

So far I have been able to remove and reinsert the drives after clicking remove it and have not gotten any error message.

I followed the tips in the tutorial thread: Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device but nothing seemed to work.

I ran sfc /scannow with no problems detected. I toggled thru the option in the Customize notification options and no resolution.

I would like to uninstall the usb ports in device manager but my computer only has usb ports for keyboard and mouse.

I am running an i3 on an H55 mobo. Windows 7 Pro with SP1

Any ideas?

Thanks.


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09 Aug 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Maybe the enable balloon notifications will bring them back,

Notifications - Enable or Disable Message Balloons
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10 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Maybe the enable balloon notifications will bring them back,

Notifications - Enable or Disable Message Balloons
The instant I saw the term "balloon" I knew you had the answer. I had completely forgotten that term and could only think of "popup". It has been years since anyone has asked me to disable them (I'm a computer tech) and couldn't remember they are called balloons. In fact, I have a folder in my toolkit called balloons with info on how to enable or disable them! You're link to the reg key fix worked perfectly.

Thanks!
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10 Aug 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Excellent. Glad you got it working again.

You're welcome.
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13 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 64
 
 

Hi Guy's,
I've got the same problem with the USB safely remove hardware on my windows 7 laptop, can you please email regedit location for the toggling the balloon notification on or off - thanks.
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