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Old 10-08-2006, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i recently got one of those 20 in 1 memory card readers. i plugged it in ran my drivers and it worlks fine. since i installed it i got an icon in my taskbar prompting me to safely remove the hardware but i dont want to remove it i just want that stupid icon to go away any ideas on how to get rid of it

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That is there because it is hotswapable. It doesnt want you to take it out, that icon is there so you can take it out while the O/S is still running.

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Hot swapping or hot plugging is the ability to remove and replace components of a machine, usually a computer, while it is operating. Once the appropriate software is installed on the computer, a user can plug and unplug the component without rebooting. A well-known example of this functionality is the Universal Serial Bus (USB) that allows users to add or remove peripheral components such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer. It usually requires more sophisticated software and hardware than does plug-and-play.

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