usb icon missing

  main identity 23:11 30 Dec 06
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please help

after inserting usb no icon showing down near clock can access usb read write to it but no icon

  SANTOS7 23:16 30 Dec 06

What sort of USB device?

You will not get one for a printer or scanner, but Camera Cards, External Hard Drives etc you will. Right Click on Task Bar, Properties, Customise and click on Safely remove Hardware. Then select always show and OK your way out

  FatboySlim71 23:19 30 Dec 06

Do you mean the "safely remove icon"

Use the following steps to show the 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon in Windows XP:

Right-click the taskbar and select Properties.

Click Customize Button

Note: If Customize buton is greyed then check the Hide inactive icons.

Locate and highlight Safely Remove Hardware.

Click the down arrow and select Always Show.

Cick Ok and then click OK again.

  FatboySlim71 23:20 30 Dec 06

If that fails try this,

If you want an Icon that will bring up the Safely remove Hardware window, just right click on the desktop and choose new Shortcut, then in the location field type

%windir%\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll, and save, then just click.

  main identity 23:26 30 Dec 06

thank you for both SANTOS7 and FatboySlim71

but already shows as always show still no icon

  main identity 23:31 30 Dec 06

thank you FatboySlim71 that works but i will still try to get icon down near clock

  main identity 23:34 30 Dec 06

did not look long enough icon now back down by clock thank you one and all

from main identity
down under

  main identity 23:35 30 Dec 06

done

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