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Hi,

I just installed an all-in-one media card reader. It works fine, but now I have this icon in my systray that says "Safely Remove Hardware". I click the icon, and it lists the drives of my media card reader. I don't want to un-install the drive(s), so how do I make the icon go away?
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It does not uninstall the drives. It enables you to safely withdraw the hardware, by disconnecting the power supply to it, as there's a risk that it could be ruined if you withdraw it with the electricity turned on.
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Ok, but I do not want to uninstall the drive. I just want the "remove hardware" icon in the sys tray to go away. How can I do that?
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You don't. It's supposed to pop up "safely remove this hardware" in the taskbar because its classed as a removable device.
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How can it be a removable device if it's connected to the motherboard? Was there something I was supposed to configure after installing the drive?
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Card readers are classed as removable devices. You can get internal card readers and external card readers. Windows has no way of knowing which is which, therefore it will offer the option to "safely remove hardware" for all card reader drives.
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