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Windows 7: Safely remove usb devices tray icon Poblem!

26 Feb 2010   #11
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Have you tried a system restore to a date when it was working?


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26 Feb 2010   #12
support4u

Windows 7
 
 

i got that disabled.
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26 Feb 2010   #13
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Bummer!
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26 Feb 2010   #14
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by support4u View Post
i got that disabled.
Now you have a good reason to enable it.
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26 Feb 2010   #15
support4u

Windows 7
 
 

typical windows user talk. no offence!
but for serious problems we got backups.

this is something small, and enoying. that u can live with, but u like to see it fixt.

so, no i will never enable it.. :P

but i can see, no one has a solution for me. and thats bummer.
ill skip the problem. and leave it for what it is.!

anyway, all thanks for thinking with me!
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26 Feb 2010   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by support4u View Post
typical windows user talk. no offence!
but for serious problems we got backups.

this is something small, and enoying. that u can live with, but u like to see it fixt.

so, no i will never enable it.. :P

but i can see, no one has a solution for me. and thats bummer.
ill skip the problem. and leave it for what it is.!

anyway, all thanks for thinking with me!
I agree with you. I have image backups. But for a quick fix for a small problem, the restore points work well for me.

If you figure it out, please let us know.
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27 Feb 2010   #17
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Have you tried: secpol.msc


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27 Feb 2010   #18
support4u

Windows 7
 
 

humz, that was a pretty good suggestion windowsstar

it was not defined, but i was already the one and only administrator.
so it dident work.
i don't understand, in safe mode i don't have this problem!
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28 Feb 2010   #19
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

How about creating a 2nd "test" user with admin rights... see if issues exists there...?
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28 Feb 2010   #20
ACR731

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

I had this exact problem.... After a clean install the icon would work fine. I like to take full ownership of my PC (C drive). Why? Because its my computer, not Microsoft's. They aren't about to tell me what I can or can not access on my PC.

Anyway, I noticed if I assigned full ownership to the username I had in place, the problem you are experiencing would start immediately afterwards. I searched for a resolution for weeks, but had no luck. This would only happen whenever I took full ownership of my PC.

Long story short, I decided one day to do a little tinkering. I did another clean install, and when I got to the point during the rebuild where I would normally take full ownership of C:, I decided to assign ownership to the administrators group, rather than to a specific user. And wouldn't you know, this resolved the problem and the remove hardware icon worked as it should from that point on. To verifiy that I had identified the problem, I did another clean install on a separate HDD, assigned full ownership of C: to the username, and the problem immediately returned.

I'm stumped as to why messing with rights and ownership would have anything to do with an icon for safely removing hardware, but it did. You may want to try this and see if works for you.


FYI: I am using the same version of windows as you (from MSDN) and I have the same portable HDD.
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