If you have seen a problem in windows when you plug your usb-data drive and after transfer all your data to or from your usb-thumb drive or any other portable drive.
When you want to safely remove that hardware you found no ‘safely remove hardware icon’ in the taskbar as it got disappeared from the taskbar due to some reason that you don’t know.
So what to do in such a situation to safely remove the hardware device safely out of windows system ?
Open Start >>Run and type the following command(or just copy it).
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
this command will open of the “Safely Remove Hardware” dialog: from which you can select your portable drive and remove it safely and properly.
How to solve the problem of safely remove icon getting disappeared out of the taskbar ?
- Right Click the taskbar in windows xp.
- go to properties and check the option which says “Hide inactive icons” and go to customize.
- find safely remove hardware and in the behavior category select hide when inactive or always show.
If still your problem is not solved leave a comment here i will be glad to answer you.