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#1 chow2rich

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:11 PM

I used to have the USB Hardware Icon Message, now I don't have it. When I plug in my external harddrive into the USB, I get the USB Hardware Icon, but when I want to remove it, I don't get the Safely Remove Hardware Message, and I want it. I want the message back. Can anyone help with this issue? Please.

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#2 chow2rich

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:16 PM

Does anybody have a clue how to repair or fix this problem? I need help! Please anybody?

Edited by chow2rich, 18 April 2007 - 03:16 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:16 PM

Hello,

Click start go to run and type RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

this will bring up the dialog.

Hope this helps
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 12:31 AM

I get a message saying Error in shell32.dll, missing entry:control_rundll. Help me fix this problem, please. I just got rid of some spyware and adware, but I still have alot, because of the virus blast I think. The virus or malware was a Trojan, as you can see my HiJackThis log posted. But anyway, can I get my Safely Remove Hardware Icon Message saying it's Safe to Remove Hardware Message back? I do have the Safely Remove Hardware Icon, but not the message. When I plug into the USB I get the Safely Remove Hardware Icon, but not the message when I left-click it saying It's Safe to Remove Hardware.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:34 AM

It sounds like two things,

1 That Windows is missing or has a damaged file.
2 That the balloon tips has been disabled.

First, click start then run and type sfc /scannow (make sure there is a space between the c and the /) let it scan and it should find and fix the problem.

If it doesn't, try enabling balloon tips. its a registry edit, Back up first!
Click start then run type regedit then go to the following key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
then you need to modify or create a REG_DWORD named EnableBalloonTips
Set the value to 1.

Restart the system and see if it worked,
Let us know how you get on.
Regards,

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 03:54 PM

Thanks I got it. It was set to 0, so I went into the registry and changed it to 1. I guess that was the problem.
Thanks again.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 07:08 AM

Your welcome, glad it worked.
Regards,

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 10:21 AM

Yes thank you, I went into the registry and changed the value to 1. The EnableBallonTips were set value to 0. Do you know why?

Edited by chow2rich, 22 April 2007 - 10:22 AM.


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Posted 22 April 2007 - 03:30 PM

My best guess would be that...

1 A software program altered the registry for some reason.
or
2 A software program tweaked the system and disabled the feature.
or
3 Someone altered the registry without your knowledge
or
4 The systems registry was altered by malware.

Those are some of the reasons how it could have happened, At least no permanent damage was done.
Regards,

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 04:37 PM

Thanks again, and I got it.

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 08:08 AM

I also found this which doesn't require going into the registry:

"If you have an USB device attached to your system, you will notice an icon in the Notification area, which - when clicked - will give you the option to Stop your hardware, before you unplug it.

It is possible that you never unplug this hardware. So how do you get rid of the icon? As far as I know the only way is to right-click the notification area, and selecting Properties. Under the Notification area heading, click Customize. Find the Safely Remove Hardware icon and select Always hide in the Behavior column next to it (press OK and Apply to back out). "

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