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Windows 7: Safely remove usb devices tray icon Poblem!

20 May 2012   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by utilities View Post
Try to start Task Manager and click safely remove tray icon, you should see DeviceDisplayObjectProvider.exe is launched after clicking on the tray icon and try to end that process, an empty device list will pop-up.

Ensure Bluetooth Support Service is running (even you do not use Bluetooth!)

By default, the Bluetooth Support Service should be running. But I manually disabled it for optimization which caused the problems...

1. Start -> Run
2. Type in services.msc, and press ENTER
3. Scroll to Bluetooth Support Service, right-click -> Start
4. At this point, the safely remove hardware should be working again.
5. Restart your pc and Devices and Printers should load correctly as well.

Credits to Eric Choy
Thanks for this, worked for me. Just bumping to let other know.

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20 May 2012   #32

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

I had a similar problem, but I don't recall how I fixed it. I know that I did a restore from disc - but I'm also sure you don't want to hear that.

Something came to mind - try device manager, uninstall the WD driver.. shut down, unplug the USB HD, restart without the external drive plugged in. When you plug the drive in the USB, it should load the drivers. Then try the safely remove icon....
edit: There is also the removal policy, either in properties or in Device Mgr for that device. Change it from what it is to the other (cache write-behind or not), restart and try the icon

As I said, I can't recall how I resolved it, but I think it was changing the removal policy
good luck

I'm not sure if this is how I solved my problem or if it will help you. Let me know if it does help.

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