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Safely Remove Hardware icon disappears!!

By Margot
Feb 25, 2005
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  1. Hi,

    Can someone help me?

    I download my photos from my digital camera to my computer via a memory card however for some reason, this card, or the drive, won't read if the "safely remove hardware" icon isn't present in my task bar and I can't get my photos!!!
    Does anyone know HOW to get the icon back (is it conflicting with something??) or how else I can get my photos.
    I have a few photo editing programs but I can't "acquire" the photos as it doesnt even show that drive exists!!!

    Thanks for your help..
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Welcome to TechSpot

    What Windows version are you using? What sort of card-reader?
    Go to Control Panel/System and check if there are any yellow or red signs in Device Manager.
    Your USB-drivers might be corrupt.
  3. Margot

    Margot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm using windows XP. There is apparantly nothing wrong with my devices.. I've gone in there and had a look....
  4. quadramble

    quadramble TS Rookie

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