Cannot click on "Remove hardware" to eject external drives in the system icons tray

First of all, it's not the usual problem whereby Windows refuses to allow me to eject a flash disk because it is in use; My problem is different.

I can't really top click (left or right). It applies only to this icon - all others, including the management of power, wireless, bluetooth, etc work fine - touchpad driver I can click on each of them. It is very annoying, because instead of this, I have to go to my computer to eject the flash drives, which is clearly more hassle. I see no reason why this happens no matter what light you can throw on this issue would be appreciated.

Should I reinstall the USB drivers? If so, what are those who control the external drives...?

Note: the actual usb drives work well when connected.


Yes, the 3rd link is a bit complicated for Vista or Windows 7.

Check this box:

How can I remove hardware safely in Windows 7? (via the shortcut)


See if this Council of Ronnie Vernon applies:

Check the following policy.

In Windows 7, you can set the strategy of quick deletion for an external USB device. It doesn't disable the setting cache file for the device that allows to bypass the component to safely remove.

1. plug the device into the USB port.

2. open the Windows Explorer, click on the device in the navigation pane , and then select the properties/material tab.

3. Select the device in the list and click theButton properties , click theChange settings button.

4. Select the policies tab.

5. Select the option of rapid withdrawal .

6. click OK/apply/OK.


I hope this helps.

Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Bike - Mark Twain said it right.

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