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  1.    06 Oct 2015 #1
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    "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" Always Appearing


    Title says it all. Even without any flash drives connected to my PC, it still displays this. Didn't happen when I was back in Windows 7.
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  2.    06 Oct 2015 #2
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    I have this too, but I have 2 USB external HDs hooked up.
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  3.    06 Oct 2015 #3
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Does it list any devices that are available to eject? Some SATA controllers are hot-swappable and will show that icon all the time.
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  4.    06 Oct 2015 #4
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    Here.
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  5.    06 Oct 2015 #5
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    I don't have any external drives connected to my PC at all.
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  6.    06 Oct 2015 #6
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    It would show for internal hard drives, but I believe they would be showing in the pop-up as devices that can be ejected. What motherboard and/or chipset does your computer have?
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  7.    06 Oct 2015 #7
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    Also can show for any wifi printer or smartphone to say it is safe to shut down without curruption
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  8.    07 Oct 2015 #8
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    What's the three dots for?
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  9.    07 Oct 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by djdelarosa25 View Post
    What's the three dots for?
    Sorry I don't know have no idea was wondering that myself
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  10.    07 Oct 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by djdelarosa25 View Post
    What's the three dots for?
    It's a placeholder that signifies no removable devices installed (at that time). When a device is recognized, it will be replaced by an "Eject xxx" command.

    As to why the icon is always present on your Taskbar, that is an option that can be changed by Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons. If that icon is in "Show icon and notifications" status, it will remain unless you change the status to "Hide icon and notifications" or "Only show notifications".
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