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If you have an nForce board and you're using S-ATA, and your HDD is the only device which is listed in the "safely remove hardware" list and you have no plans to hot-swap your HDD then you can disable the removable option in the registry

see http://www.pcdoctor-guide.com/wordpress/?p=3079

presumably this would work for other devices as well, but for other devices like USB pens and card readers, its fairly important that they ARE removable.

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For everybody who has concerned by these problems and still was annoyed by them, I'd like to recommend handy tool that solve this problems - USBSafelyRemove. It fully replaces standart Safely Remove Hardware icon. Using it you can control icon visibility, remove devices you never need to stop, see programms locked your device and don't allow you to safely remove it. Also there are some very useful features like global hotkey for stopping the devices.

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For everybody who has concerned by these problems and still was annoyed by them, I'd like to recommend handy tool that solve this problems - USBSafelyRemove. It fully replaces standart Safely Remove Hardware icon. Using it you can control icon visibility, remove devices you never need to stop, see programms locked your device and don't allow you to safely remove it. Also there are some very useful features like global hotkey for stopping the devices.

Warning ! promote software product in your first post can be a reason to ban you ... btw, welcome !

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Hey guys. Sorry to bump this thread but I'm also having this same problem. I downloaded the software from: http://www.safelyremove.com/ and it works great to remove the icon in the tray but my problem is that it is only a 30 day trial and I really don't know if it is worth it to buy it just to remove some icon which is really annoying.

I know it's not right but I'd really apperciate if anybody has a key code for that program. The Safely remove icon is just so annoying and I really want to get rid of it. Maybe there is an old version of USB Safely Remove from that site I can download which is free? If no body has or wants to give me a serial, does anybody have any suggestions or steps I can use to get rid of this Safely Remove Hardware Icon?

Thanks.

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that just explains wut the icon does, and also i want to find a way to completely remove it, i dont want to hide it, i do have a program that will get rid of it but i have to click it every time i log on and that gets annoying.

If you completely remove it, how are you going to unplug usb devices that are not hot-swappable? :huh:

BTW, you haven't specified if you are the ONLY person that's going to use that PC you want to remove the safe-remove icon.

He can Right click things like thumdrives in "My Computer" and select "Safely Remove"

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I have the same icon, I've had it for 11 months now. I chose the "Always Hide" option in Customise Taskbar and I haven't seen it since (Yes it's still there - I just checked, still there, still hidden, still totally out of sight). You could do the same - it's quite simple. I've already explained how to do it, in a previous post!

This is quite true, but it is showing my RAID configuration as a device in the list (actually shows as SCSI although I'm not using SCSI drives). What I would like to know is if this is a SiliconImage driver issue I should reinstall with different drivers...

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Sorry for a little bump again, but I felt this was relevant enough.

People had problems with the icon not appearing before the (previously linked) removal tool ran on startup.

I had the same, so I rewrote the same program in C++. It compiles to 5.5kb :D

Heres the code:

#include <stdlib.h>
#include <windows.h>
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
if (argc==2) Sleep(atoi(argv[1]));
NOTIFYICONDATA nid = {0};
nid.hWnd = FindWindow("SystemTray_Main", NULL);
nid.uID = 1226;
Shell_NotifyIcon(NIM_DELETE, &nid);
}

Simply place a startup shortcut to it, and optionally add to the parameters the time in milliseconds to wait before removal.

For example:

"hidesrh.exe 5000"

would wait 5 seconds, then hide the icon.

"hidesrh.exe"

would instantly hide the icon.

EDIT: someone requested a compiled version of my app, its here: hidesrh__dennis123123_.zip :)

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I have discovered a way to remove that icon, which involves the following steps:

1. Download Dud (http://www3.telus.net/_/dud/) and Replacer (http://www3.telus.net/_/replacer/).
2. Rename dud.exe to stobject.dll.
3. Give Ownership of the stobject.dll in \Windows\System32 to Administrators and give Full Permission to it.
4. Run Replacer to replace the original stobject.dll with the renamed dud.exe.
5. Restart the PC.

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I have discovered a way to remove that icon, which involves the following steps:

1. Download Dud (http://www3.telus.net/_/dud/) and Replacer (http://www3.telus.net/_/replacer/).

2. Rename dud.exe to stobject.dll.

3. Give Ownership of the stobject.dll in \Windows\System32 to Administrators and give Full Permission to it.

4. Run Replacer to replace the original stobject.dll with the renamed dud.exe.

5. Restart the PC.

Not really "news" in an "absolute" sense:

http://www.virtualplastic.net/msgboard/thread.php?forum=1&thread=340

but nice to have it here :) and with full instructions :yes:.

jaclaz

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