"Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" Always Appearing

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  1. Posts : 94
    Windows 10 Home Single Language
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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. Clint's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    I have this too, but I have 2 USB external HDs hooked up.
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  3. DeaconFrost's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    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. Posts : 94
    Windows 10 Home Single Language
    Thread Starter
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    Here.
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  5. Posts : 94
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    I don't have any external drives connected to my PC at all.
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  6. DeaconFrost's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
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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. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2009 (build 19042.928)
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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. Posts : 94
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    What's the three dots for?
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  9. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2009 (build 19042.928)
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    djdelarosa25 said:
    What's the three dots for?
    Sorry I don't know have no idea was wondering that myself
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  10. Posts : 150
    Windows 10 Home v2004
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    djdelarosa25 said:
    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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