Windows 10: USB 'Safe to remove' message never appears Solved

  1.    30 Jul 2017 #1

    USB 'Safe to remove' message never appears


    This has happened only after I applied the 1703 update: I insert a USB drive. I click on the 'Safely Remove' icon in the notification area. I click 'Eject'. No 'Safe to remove' message appears. This behavior never varies, even if I don't read or write to the drive. What to do?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    30 Jul 2017 #2

    rickhev1 said: View Post
    This has happened only after I applied the 1703 update: I insert a USB drive. I click on the 'Safely Remove' icon in the notification area. I click 'Eject'. No 'Safe to remove' message appears. This behavior never varies, even if I don't read or write to the drive. What to do?
    The consensus seems to be developing that, if you click Eject and it disappears from the list, it's safe to remove because most Removable USB devices are defaulted to the "Quick Removal" Policy anyway.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000355.png 
Views:	23 
Size:	24.8 KB 
ID:	146397 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000356.png 
Views:	23 
Size:	20.8 KB 
ID:	146398

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000358.png 
Views:	23 
Size:	10.2 KB 
ID:	146399
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    31 Jul 2017 #3

    I click the icon and choose Eject. I get no message. The icon is still there, but clicking it again does nothing. I do indeed have Quick Removal set, so in theory I don't really have to Eject.

    I think I have solved the problem, though. I had made wpnuserservice's Startup type manual via a registry change. It was not starting on its own. After I started it, the Safe to Remove message appeared. I'll change the Startup type back to automatic in the registry.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 485
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       31 Jul 2017 #4

    Rick,

    There is a procedure for fixing this notification in my 14th June 2017 post titled Restore the USB Safe to remove notification.

    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    31 Jul 2017 #5

    Thanks. For me everything works fine again now that wpnuserservice is running. One might think that if it were needed, the system would start it, but that is not the case.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hi, Question: I'm on a desktop. Can I safely remove my current HD which has my current working Win10 and connect a new HD and do a fresh install of Win10 on it for troubleshooting some USB 3.0 issues I'm having? After which I would then go back to...
Upon some instances of booting, clicking the start button produces the following error: 120622 When I do sign out and log back in, the error persists even though the error window has disappeared. While this message is shown, I can still get on...
While searching in IE 11 a banner appears at bottom of a frozen page saying: {sitename} is not available. There is also a "recover page" button, which will re-load the page successfully. This happens persistently. Any reliable fixes known?
My PC suddenly installed upgrade/update and then completed (it said "we've got some features to be excited about" etc ...), Does it due to the latest version of windows 100.10586? I'm not sure what upgrade that havs been installed, I looked into...
I have my Documents, Contacts, Downloads, Pictures, Music and Videos folders located on my HDD (E:/), but I still show the same folders on C: drive but they're all empty. Is it safe to delete these folders since they're located & pointed to on the...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:40.
Find Us