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Windows 7: Safely remove hardware - alternative needed

08 Nov 2009   #1
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Safely remove hardware - alternative needed

I need an alternative to the 'safely remove hardware' button in the sytem tray. This is cos I kill my taskbar with a little app in my startup folder resulting in just the start pearl showing but no actual bar, system notifications, etc. A problem has arisen in trying to safely remove a peripheral. With flash drives, SD cards, modems, etc I can still click on My Computer, right-click the device and select 'eject' or 'safely remove'. This doesn't work with my external harddrive though. There is no 'eject' or 'safely remove' option when I right click it.

Does anyone know of an alternative? I've done a fair bit of searching but found nothing yet and Micosoft's help page is no has nothing on the topic


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08 Nov 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bigseb,

You might see if using this Safely Remove Hardware shortcut instead may work for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Nov 2009   #3
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Thanx a bundle, mate. The desktop link works fine. Now gonna see if I can get it working in my dock. Cheers.
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09 Nov 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. :)
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29 Oct 2010   #5
need4steer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks Brink.
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13 Mar 2011   #6
snahl

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Great, many thanks for providing this solution.

Had an issue with the Marvell 9128 chip on a MoBo ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe
and also with an ExpressCard controller ECESAT32 from StarTech.com using the same chip.

related post is here:
Show Volume name in SRH

Thanks to providing valuable feedback.
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13 Mar 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Snahl. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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