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Nothing is plugged into my USB ports (there are 7), my firewire port (1), or my card reader, yet every time I start up, the icon to remove hardware is there. What can I do to keep this from happening in the future?

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when you open the eject thing does anything show up?
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USB Mass Storage Device
|_Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
|_Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
|_Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
|_Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
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This probably means you didn't use the remove hardware procedure once and the file to remove the hardware was left on the disk. Whenever you remove the hardware with the procedure that file is deleted from your hard drive.
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is this a usb card reader?
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Yea.
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How do I keep this from coming up every time I boot my PC up?
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If its a built-in reader it'll always show.
My lil bro has one in his comp and its always there.

As a neat trick, to see everything thats in your device manager, even "ghost" hardware, try this:
Bring up your System Properties, goto Advanced -> Environment Variables
Under System Variables, click NEW
In name type: devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices
for value: 1
Click OK 3 times to get to your desktop.
Now, the thing is, it won't show the ghost devices if you go to the Device Manager the normal way, you actually have to go to START -> RUN and type in: devmgmt.msc
That'll open the Device Manager, now, click VIEW and SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES
You may be suprised by what you see. (Stuff that wasn't safely removed, and alot of stuff that doesn't have a USB Serial Number, so everytime you plug it in, it shows another instance of it.)

Just some useless / neat stuff we learned at work because the USB -> Serial cables would change to another COM port everytime you plugged it in again.
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Oh well, that sucks. Ill just continue to disable them when it pops up. :tazz:
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since it's a usb card reader..it's gonna come up everytime (on my laptop the thing comes up to let me know that if i really want to i can disconnect my cdrom) just ignore it...it won't really hurt anything
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