'safely remove hardware' problem

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by dave thomas, May 19, 2005.

  1. dave thomas

    dave thomas Guest

    hello

    had to reload windows xp after pc probs, and on connecting to cable modem
    again, it detected new hardware. put in the ntl broadband cd, and it loaded
    drivers and seemed to be working. (cant check connection cos sync and ready
    lights on modem arent both on. but im told this can be normal after having
    switched off power for ages)(im on different pc at mo)

    however, theres an icon in system tray now saying 'safely remove hardware'.
    with cable modem listed. and it wont go. i was advised to 'remove' it, then
    boot up, let it find itself again and reload drivers. so i followed
    instructions to remove, booted up, but icon still there. i cant exit it. its
    always there. usb modem is in device manager and says driver is working ok
    etc, so i dont think theres a prob. but why is this icon thee and how can i
    get rid of it?

    cheers
     
    dave thomas, May 19, 2005
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  2. dave thomas

    °Mike° Guest

    In <fJ1je.6092$>,
    dave thomas took 19 lines to utter:

    > hello
    >
    >had to reload windows xp after pc probs, and on connecting to cable modem
    >again, it detected new hardware. put in the ntl broadband cd, and it loaded
    >drivers and seemed to be working. (cant check connection cos sync and ready
    >lights on modem arent both on. but im told this can be normal after having
    >switched off power for ages)(im on different pc at mo)
    >
    >however, theres an icon in system tray now saying 'safely remove hardware'.
    >with cable modem listed. and it wont go. i was advised to 'remove' it, then
    >boot up, let it find itself again and reload drivers. so i followed
    >instructions to remove, booted up, but icon still there. i cant exit it. its
    >always there. usb modem is in device manager and says driver is working ok
    >etc, so i dont think theres a prob. but why is this icon thee and how can i
    >get rid of it?
    >
    >cheers


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    °Mike°, May 19, 2005
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