Safely Remove Hardware in System Tray
Most users know that with XP, if you have some sort of USB device plugged in, i.e.: a USB storage key or USB HDD chassis, you will have the little "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the system try. I just rencetly built a new system and although my USB HDD is turned off, that icon is always sitting in the system tray. On my previous system, when the USB HDD was turned off, it would go away.
Any ideas? Could it be a feature implemented in recent Windows Updates?