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Windows 7: Safely remove usb devices tray icon Poblem!

26 Feb 2010   #1
support4u

Windows 7
 
 
Safely remove usb devices tray icon Poblem!

Hey i got a very weird problem!
I cannot LEFT or RICHT click, the Safely remove usb devices tray icon.


So its there allright, if i hover over the tray icon with the mouse, it even shows me a pop-up "Safely remove usb devices"
but i cannot click on it..!!!?

wtf is this? anyone ever had this before?
can i fix this.

USB flash driver can be ejected thru "this computer" but a usb HDD can't, so its very annoying!

maby it has something to do with a service i disabled? i allready checkt some things thru, maby i miss something here.. or maby its just an annoying bug.


looking forward for a solution, or a idea!

thanks in advance!


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26 Feb 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Welcome to the sevenforums support4u.

A strange problem indeed... a few questions and thoughts:

What version Win7 and where did you get it?
Do you have any non default settings for the Notification area turned on? (right click on taskbar choose properties)
Safely remove usb devices tray icon Poblem!-taskbar-properties.png
Any custom toolbars?
Try turning off AV, does it still happen?


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26 Feb 2010   #3
support4u

Windows 7
 
 

Hey, Darryl Licht

I have windows 7 profesional from MSDN
The icon workt before, but i did some service tweaking.

- Windows Firewall is completly shutdown
- I got Zonealarm extreme, i turnd it off also, still cant click the icon!
- Got no custom bars!
- Got no custom notifications.
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26 Feb 2010   #4
support4u

Windows 7
 
 

Tried these thru run:

"%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll"

and

"rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll"

both show me the remove dialog.


why the hell can't i click on the sys tray icon?

can i re-add the sys icon somehow?
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26 Feb 2010   #5
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Sounds like you need to undo the service tweaks you did that caused this in the first place... or maybe a Windows repair might work?

Remember this saying: "If it aint broke, dont fix it"
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26 Feb 2010   #6
support4u

Windows 7
 
 

I tried, booting in save mode,

there i had no problems.

I only got 1 account: administrator
so no other accounts,

which services apply to my problem?
cause i already undone/undo/undid my tweaks!
yes and i rebooted..


plz, help me out!
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26 Feb 2010   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

usb HDD <-- does this have an off and on switch? If it's turned off, you can safely remove it.
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26 Feb 2010   #8
support4u

Windows 7
 
 

Humz. its funny, i get the same questions and awnsers back form other people

Its my fault offcourse. i should supply such info myself within the post.
but hey, i'm only human.

No, no on/off switch

Its an WD passport.
but still it does not matter about what kind of usb where talking.
i cannot click on the damn sys tray icon! ( and yes i tried several different devices)



anyone know which services are needed for that damn icon/process.

and read the previous posts,.. plz for more info..

damn, damn, what a weird problem i got... i cannot find anything about it on google..
its realy frustrading.

And a awnser in advance. no system recovery! i got that disabled
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26 Feb 2010   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you tried either of these two methods?

1. Right click on the USB drive icon in My Computer.
Select the Hardware tab.
Select your USB drive and click on Properties.
Now click on Policies tab.

2. Right Click on My Computer.
Select Manage.
Select USB Mass Storage Device under the USB Controller.
Right Click and Disable it.
Remove your USB drive and Enable it again
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26 Feb 2010   #10
support4u

Windows 7
 
 

dear jacee

1 done
2 done, but still this will not cover my problem!
i cannot click the damn icon. so disabling services/drivers and then remove hardware is not a solution.

thanks anyway
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