"Safely Remove Hardware" icon in system tray

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by docbaily, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. docbaily

    docbaily Guest

    I just upgraded my IBM laptop to WindowsXP Pro, and now there's always an icon in my system tray that says "Safely Remove Hardware." I'm not interested in removing any hardware from my laptop, and I just want that icon out of my system tray. Does anyone know how to remove the icon from the system tray for good?

    Attached is a pic of the icon for anyone interested.
  2. chris

    chris Free to Fly

    Right click the taskbar and go to properties, then click 'customise' at the bottom. Set the icon to be always hidden. I have do the same as XP doesn't like my modem.
  3. docbaily

    docbaily Guest

    That does work... but I have "hide icons" turned off because I find the feature annoying. I'm wondering if there is a registry tweak or some setting else where in the OS that will get ride of the icon for good.

    Thanks for the reply though.
  4. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    Some information about this icon here .