ok i want a SCRIPT to do it. In 2k3 you have to right click on it and the go unplug, then it wants to know what port the device is, and then it wants to make sure it has the correct device so it does it asks again.
I am a help desk Tech. I am to much in a hurry trying to get away from the person that i am helping.
I have a similar problem in XP . I dont see the Safely Remove Hardware button on the Taskbar , so I tried to unhide it using the Taskbar properties but they are grayed out , also when I try to remove them using the MyComputer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager and try to get the Safely Remove Wizard Its also grayed out.
Another option I have tried is to right click on the USB Flash Drive and Click Eject but I get the following error " windows cannot safely remove the hardware , a process is using it." Funny thing about this is that this happens even if i just plug in the usb drive and try to remove it without copying or deleting anything .
Okay, this is weird. I've never had that experience (having to go through 3 menus to remove a thumb or any other removable drive).
You can right click and select your device from a more complicated menu but you can also left click instead then select the drive from the pop-up menu.
I don't remember if Windows 2000 has all these options, but in XP and Vista for thumb drives there's an option in the Device Mangager for "Optimize for quick removal" and "Optimize for performance".
Basically if you have your thumb drive plugged in, then go to the device menu, expand the lists of Disk Drives and double-click on your thumb drive listed there. Then select the Policies tab and there's the two options. In theory if you choose "Optimize for quick removal" then you don't have to use the Safely Remove Hardware notifcation icon. Like I said, in theory so don't blame me.
Other drives (hard drives, et cetera) might have other performance options you may be interested in as well. Different Windows installations combined with different hardware and drivers will produce different defaults as to what options are selected already. Even on my machines without battery backup, I always choose the highest performing mode.