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Safely Remove Hardware missing or not needed?

March 21, 2011 at 03:22:13
Specs: Windows ME
Here's one for those in the know or a test of your memory for those who were using Windows ME in the past..

I updated the original Internet Exploreor 5 to IE6 and the Safely Remove Hardware icon that was on the task bar is no longer there.

Does this mean this step is not needed when using ME with IE6 ? Otherwise how do I get it back ?

Thanks in advance for your comments and help.

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March 21, 2011 at 05:01:33
Do you have a USB device plugged in that would require use of the "safely remove" feature? If not, the icon won't be there.

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March 21, 2011 at 05:04:42
Yes, I have. Even when I plugged in my USB cdrom drive or/and USB floppy or USB thumb drive, the icon is not there. It was there before I upgrade to IE6.

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March 23, 2011 at 02:48:04

I've found out that there was possibly a fault duing my update from IE5 to IE6 that caused the 'safely remove' feature to disappear, unless IE5.5 is completelty different from IE6 regarding this feature. (??)

I reinstalled ME and then went to the Microsoft Update website to update whatever that it finds there which includes IE5.5, the 'safely remove' feature is not missing after the update. (I was using the ethernet cable on a PCMICA internet adapter that I had bought years ago to connect to the internet via the wireless modem. I really don't ike connecting it this way as the cable is so inflexible and the wireless router need to be plugged into the mains - I prefer USB powered modem if a cable is needed - thus my other thread on using wired modem to connect to the internet).

I just thought I'd share this with members on this site who would be interested to know about the missing 'safely remove' feature as I know it now, short of further definite info on this :)

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March 23, 2011 at 14:29:39
IE has nothing to do with "safely remove".

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