Devices Not Showing in 'Safely Remove Hardware'

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by laylos, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. laylos

    laylos MDL Novice

    Nov 1, 2010
    Hi All

    First post! ;);)

    Just got windows 7 32-bit...having a few problems.....

    One I'm stuck on is that no devices are being shown in the Safely Remove Hardware Dialogue box. I know I have a device's my MP3 player which I have just copied songs over too and I can play them.

    There is no icon in the systems tray either. I then looked around the web and found a page showing how to create a shortcut on the desktop to activate the dialogue box. Point target to ":C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll, Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll"

    Created it, got the box up but no devices showing in it when the mp3 player was plugged in. Pulled out the mp3 player without removing safely first as didn't know how....not ideal.

    Any help please? Think i may be a few times with windows 7.....