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EdNerd
post Aug 4 2015, 02:55 PM
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My daughter has an old laptop running Windows XP Pro. She ejected a thumb drive - or so she thought. Now she's getting incessant notifications about the thumb drive still connected and needing to be ejected.

Is there any way to completely kill this notification?
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theDBguy
post Aug 4 2015, 03:35 PM
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Hi Ed. If you've already tried the reboot approach and it's still there, you might go to Device Manager and disable it from there. Just a thought...
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dflak
post Aug 4 2015, 03:37 PM
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I'll ask the obvious: has she tried rebooting? What else did she try?

Here is a trick that might work. Go into the device manager and remove the USB ports - when you reboot, they will be restored.
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dflak
post Aug 4 2015, 03:38 PM
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LOL! DbGuy and I were not only thinking the same thing, but at the same time smile.gif
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theDBguy
post Aug 4 2015, 03:50 PM
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Hi Dan. I read your mind and copied it...
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dflak
post Aug 4 2015, 03:59 PM
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That makes sense since my head is usually in the cloud.
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EdNerd
post Aug 5 2015, 08:56 AM
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She did a full shutdown, unplugged and removed the battery, and then rebooted. This has persisted over several days.

We will try the "remove USB port" from the Device Mangler and see what happens.

Thanks!!
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JonSmith
post Aug 5 2015, 09:19 AM
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Have you tried plugging it back in and then removing it correctly?
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EdNerd
post Aug 5 2015, 01:16 PM
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The specific drive is no longer available.
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