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Windows 7: Did an update cause the safe to remove hardware message to go away?

16 Jan 2017   #1
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 
Did an update cause the safe to remove hardware message to go away?

Not sure where to post this.

Did a recent update cause the safe to remove hardware balloon message to go away?


Its missing when I eject the media doing a right click on the taskbar.

I have always show all icons and notification on the taskbar checked.


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16 Jan 2017   #2
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Hi, No an update has not caused this problem to happen.
Type cmd into the search window and highlight and right click "Run as Administrator" the cmd.exe up the top.
Type sfc /scannow and then hit enter.
Let the scan complete and re-boot.
See if it is now normal again.
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16 Jan 2017   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't know. Check to see if your "Polices" tab is missing.

USB - Safe to Remove Hardware Balloon Missing
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16 Jan 2017   #4
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Don't know. Check to see if your "Polices" tab is missing.

USB - Safe to Remove Hardware Balloon Missing

I think I had the balloon when the usb ejected, no matter which policy was checked. The only change was some software updates (email, browsers & flash) & windows 7 updates and didn't install the INTEL - System - 10/3/2016 12:00:00 AM - 10.1.1.38 optional update. I also did some partition changes.

I think it might of had something to do with partition changes--I made using MiniTool Partition Wizard Free.


Callender,

That policy change setting. Do you have to do that for each usb drive?
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16 Jan 2017   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post

That policy change setting. Do you have to do that for each usb drive?
As far as I know - yes.

So do you get the icon but not the balloon or are they both missing?

Have a read of this:

4 Solutions to Restore Missing or Disappeared Safely Remove Hardware Icon • Raymond.CC
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16 Jan 2017   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I see. You can right click the icon but no balloon notification. Perhaps try rebuilding icon cache followed by a reset of notification area icons cache. A reboot between each is needed. Plus you'll need to reconfigure notification area icons.

How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows

How to Reset the Notification Area Icons Cache in Windows 7
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16 Jan 2017   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I haven't loaded this months round or at least the security only update this month yet so I can't say that it hasn't but last months.... have not affected the icon showing up after plugging in a flash drive...
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16 Jan 2017   #8
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Thank you,

Callender, I got it working for all usb drives. I had to do two times. One regular flash drive (no-reboot) and one usb flash drive that pretends to be a usb hard drive (reboot). That fixed both the flash drive & usb Toshiba hard drive.


Note, Toshiba hard drive wouldn't allow the change. So I used sandisk flash drive and after a reboot both now show safe to remove.
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16 Jan 2017   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi groze,

I am also in the same boat. I observe that some changes have taken place in the last one or two days.. When I click on the safely remove icon the usual balloon showing the drive appears.. When I click on the drive to be unplugged, no message appears . The safely remove icon just disappears. Earlier there used to be a message "oh! yes you can do that now" and then the icon will disappear.

I haven't made any changes to my system. I am yet to download this month's updates. it is many many days since I installed the Dec updates but I have noticed the change only in the last two days.

I am not going to troubleshoot this problem. If I start troubleshooting every annoyance that Microsoft/Windows creates, I will be doing that only whole life.
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17 Jan 2017   #10
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Actual it is one of these updates. I tested it out with a backup.

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - January 2017 (KB890830)
January, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB3212646)
Microsoft Security Essentials definition update.

At least I know its not a virus or malware.

The reason I marked this unsolved. After shutting the computer down and restarting the problem came back.

jumanji do you have Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - January 2017or spybot s&d 1.6.2.0 installed def update 1.6.6.32 installed? I'm just trying to do process of elimination. I can confirm its not any browser updates.
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