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Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification tray to allow removal of Ext HD - Windows XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Sam, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Sam

    Sam Flightless Bird

    In Window XP Pro, when I connect the external HD to my computer, the safely
    remove Icon appears in the notification tray. Does this happen with Windows
    7 also? Thanks for any help, Sam.
     
  2. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Yes

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    "Sam" <scams@Remove This att.net> wrote in message
    news:hpapau$v8e$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > In Window XP Pro, when I connect the external HD to my computer, the safely remove
    > Icon appears in the notification tray. Does this happen with Windows 7 also?
    > Thanks for any help, Sam.
    >
     
  3. Sam

    Sam Flightless Bird

    Many thanks, Sam


    "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Yes
    >
    > --
    > Peter
    >
    > Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    > Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    >
    > "Sam" <scams@Remove This att.net> wrote in message
    > news:hpapau$v8e$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> In Window XP Pro, when I connect the external HD to my computer, the
    >> safely remove Icon appears in the notification tray. Does this happen
    >> with Windows 7 also? Thanks for any help, Sam.
    >>

    >
     
  4. FiOS-Dave

    FiOS-Dave Flightless Bird

    "Sam" <scams@Remove This att.net> wrote in message
    news:hpapau$v8e$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > In Window XP Pro, when I connect the external HD to my computer, the
    > safely remove Icon appears in the notification tray. Does this happen
    > with Windows 7 also? Thanks for any help, Sam.
    >

    The message will depend on how you have configured the external drive.
    It only appears when you have the drive configured to use caching.
    This causes a reminder so that you don't lose any data when disconnecting
    the external hard drive.

    Dave
     
  5. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "FiOS-Dave" <FiOS-Dave@fakeaddress.zz> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Sam" <scams@Remove This att.net> wrote in message
    > news:hpapau$v8e$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> In Window XP Pro, when I connect the external HD to my computer, the
    >> safely remove Icon appears in the notification tray. Does this happen
    >> with Windows 7 also? Thanks for any help, Sam.
    >>

    > The message will depend on how you have configured the external drive.
    > It only appears when you have the drive configured to use caching.
    > This causes a reminder so that you don't lose any data when disconnecting
    > the external hard drive.
    >
    > Dave


    The icon will appear even if caching is NOT enabled, and if I'm not
    mistaken, write caching is disabled by default to allow for "quick removal."
    I never enable caching on any external drive and still use the "Safely
    remove hardware" icon, both in XP and Win7. Less chance of damage/lost data
    that way, even if it is supposed to be hot pluggable/unpluggable. The extra
    5 seconds of insurance certainly can't hurt, IMHO.
    --
    SC Tom

    “Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed
    any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.â€
    Lt. Col. J.D. "Jeff" Cooper, USMC, Ret.
     
  6. Sam

    Sam Flightless Bird

    Dave and SC Tom, many thanks for your replies, Sam.


    "Sam" <scams@Remove This att.net> wrote in message
    news:hpapau$v8e$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > In Window XP Pro, when I connect the external HD to my computer, the
    > safely remove Icon appears in the notification tray. Does this happen
    > with Windows 7 also? Thanks for any help, Sam.
    >
     

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