Hardware Icon on Task Bar Missing

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by percy, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi. I just noticed that the USB or Hardware icon on the lower right corner task bar is missing everytime connect my USB external Hard disk. How can I activate this again so that I can disable it from the system before I manually disconnect it? Thanks.
     
  2. ameilius

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  3. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    If the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon disappears from the notification area try:

    Start
    Run
    CMD
    RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
     
  4. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    percy this article may apply to you.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321213/en-us

    Icons in the Notification Area May Disappear If You Use High-Contrast Color Themes in Windows XP

    View products that this article applies to.
    function loadTOCNode(){}Article ID:321213Last Review:April 25, 2002Revision:1.0
    This article was previously published under Q321213
    SYMPTOMS

    loadTOCNode(1, 'symptoms');If you are using the Windows Classic theme in Windows XP, the icons in the notification area on the right side of the taskbar may disappear when you select a High Contrast scheme in the Color Schemes box on the Appearance tab. [​IMG]Back to the top

    RESOLUTION

    loadTOCNode(1, 'resolution');To work around this problem, right-click a blank area of the taskbar, and then click Lock the Taskbar. Or, change the size of the taskbar, and then restore it. [​IMG]Back to the top

    STATUS

    loadTOCNode(1, 'status');Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. [​IMG]Back to the top

    MORE INFORMATION

    loadTOCNode(1, 'moreinformation');For additional information about configuring desktop themes in Windows XP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 307855 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307855/EN-US/) HOW TO: Configure Desktop Themes in Windows XP
    For additional information about moving or resizing the taskbar in Windows XP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 279774 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279774/EN-US/) Cannot Move or Resize the Taskbar or Any Toolbars on the Taskbar
    [​IMG]Back to the top
     
  5. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    HHMMMMmmmmm... intriguing.... this thread could potentially be useful in an unexpected way.

    I have read a number of threads and posts around where folks wish to REMOVE this exact icon in the exact situation you describe! Have you any idea how you achieved this "lost icon"? And post back if you got it back I guess too...