Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: "Safely remove hardware" not showing drive letter/label

08 Jun 2011   #1
IanWorthington

w7
 
 
"Safely remove hardware" not showing drive letter/label

From my "Safely remove hardware and eject media" I get a dialog that says:

Code:
Open Devices and Printers
-------------------------
Ian's pc
- Eject ST320005 42A2 SCSI Disk Device
- Eject ST320005 42A2 SCSI Disk Device
All the screen shots of this dialog I've seen have the drive letter and/or the drive volume volume label, never the hardware string.

Needless to say this makes it tricky to eject the correct device...

How do I get the drive letter or label there please?

i


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Jun 2011   #2
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Could you post a screen capture of what the notification tray icon shows when you click on it?

("Print Screen" key, paste into Paint. The snipping tool won't pick that up.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #3
IanWorthington

w7
 
 

Sure.

Only one drive mounted at the moment, but you get the idea:



[IMG]http://s3.**************/dlebrdfwq/Untitled.png[/IMG]

i
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Jun 2011   #4
James Colbert

 
 

Hi Ian. Welcome.

Is there a drive letter assigned in Device Manager? What about Windows Explorer?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #5
IanWorthington

w7
 
 

Yep. All drives have letters assigned.

i
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #6
James Colbert

 
 

BTW, your image doesn't show up here. Do you know how to post screenshots to the forum?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #7
James Colbert

 
 

Have you tried assigning a different drive letter to those drives to see what happens? Try reassigning the drive letter in Disk Management (I should ask...is there a letter assigned in Disk Management?)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #8
James Colbert

 
 

One other thought...does all look normal in Control Panel/Notification Area Icons?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #9
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I can see the image fine in Chrome. Anyway, for removable drives, don't assign each one their own letter yourself. It is best to let the system assign each its own letter each time you plug it in to avoid any interference-- probably what happened here. Unassign the drive letters and see if that helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #10
IanWorthington

w7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
BTW, your image doesn't show up here. Do you know how to post screenshots to the forum?
If it doesn't embed properly for you, you can see it at:

http://s3.**************/dlebrdfwq/Untitled.png

It looks just like my text version above though.

i
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 "Safely remove hardware" not showing drive letter/label




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Grayed out Compact Flash Card in "Safely Remove Hardware" List
On a Windows 7 64 bit system, I've got a compact flash card set up like this: compact flash card > usb compact flash card reader > USB hub > usb port Previously, windows allowed me to safely remove both the card and reader. I unplugged and replugged some connections a while ago and since...
Hardware & Devices
"Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" keeps vanishing from systray
I have noticed this on several systems - one in particular is a Toshiba Sattelite A505-S6980 - where I "Customize" the icons that appear in the system tray. One icon that I like to appear is the little "USB" icon for the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" function. What happens is this:...
General Discussion
How to disable Systray icon "Safely remove hardware and eject media"?
In my Systray there is an icon "Safely remove hardware and eject media" which did not exist in WinXP. I guest this is for possible removing USB sticks from USB slots. However I should be able to remove USB sticks by just plugging them out. Per definition WinOS and hardware should be able...
General Discussion
Why does my hard disk appear in "Safely Remove Hardware" ?
hi guys... after installing windows 7, i notice there is something wrong with my safely remove program, my harrdrive (internal, not external) is appear in that list, how to fix this, because i think this is very anoying for me thanx...
Hardware & Devices
How can I launch "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media"?
Hi, I very much know about using C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll to display the "Safely Remove Hardware" dialog window, but I'd much prefer to emulate the result of clicking on the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in the system tray. Is...
Hardware & Devices
Show icon for "safely remove hardware"
I have set up several Windows 7 computers to always show the "Safely remove hardware" icon in the system tray, when a flash drive is installed. However, the Windows 7 Home edition I have just installed doesn't list that icon as an option when I click on customise. How can I get that option to...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:31.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App