Windows 10: No "Safely Remove Hardware Icon" after Win 10 update

  1. Posts : 62
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
       23 Nov 2015 #1

    No "Safely Remove Hardware Icon" after Win 10 update

    I just updated my laptop from the original version of Windows 10 to Version 1211 (build 10586.11) and have a strange issue with my USB ports.

    The USB 3.0 port works as expected. However, I attempted to create a recovery drive on thumb drive using a USB 2.0 port. The recovery creating process stalled seeming not to recognize the thumb drive in the USB port. I tried the same thing using the USB 3.0 port and it worked as expected.

    When I plug in a thumb drive into the USB 2.0 port, it is recognized in File Explorer and I can successfully write to and delete files from the drive. However, the thumb drive doesn't appear in the
    "Safely Remove Hardware Icon" in the system tray. When I insert or remove the thumb drive, I don't get the "USB connect/disconnect" chime either. The USB 3.0 port works exactly as it should.

    I changed the drivers as suggested in the following thread:
    The issue still exists.

    Other than creating the recovery drive, the issue doesn't seem to cause any problems but it just doesn't seem right.

    Has anyone else seen this issue and does anyone have a solution?

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    05 Oct 2016 #2

    Same for me. Thanks to whoever will find a solution.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    05 Oct 2016 #3

    Did you click the up arrow ^ down in the notifications area, to see if it was just hidden? Also look in Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Select which Icons appear on taskbar. Look for Windows Explorer, Safely remove Hardware and Eject Media.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    06 Oct 2016 #4

    I don't know why (windows update bug fix?), but the notification is back !
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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