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Old 10-13-2002, 06:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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lower right hand corner of desk top, a small icon has appeared near the clock. it is a 'safely remove hardware' icon. could not figure out which program it is in the startup control.....
any ideas on how to turn that off?
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Old 10-13-2002, 10:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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no 'properties'. right clicking shows a message "safely remove hardware". left double click shows a remove hardware screen that lists my westell dsl modem (bellsouth). it has no problems at all.
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Old 10-13-2002, 10:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yep, it's kinda weird so i don't want to start messing with it. may call bellsouth tech support re/ this particular modem. thanks for your help!!!!!! steve
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Old 10-13-2002, 11:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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that icon is for the safe removal of hot swappable devices, such as your modem. hot swappable means that you can switch the device (unplug it) while the computer is running. this is usually used for usb and firewire devices, so if your dsl modem is, windows is going to automatically pop up this app in your toolbar.

you may never use it, but it's there anyway. it's really for schmucks like me ^_^ who work with 6 external drives and have a corporate office that is unwilling to buy more firewire cables. it allows me to switch drives without a reboot...which is very, very nice...considering a reboot would take 15 mins.
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Old 10-14-2002, 04:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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sounds logical to me! i'll just leave it alone now that i know what it's for.....thanks!! steve
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