Need to Remove Safely Remove Hardware Icon from start up menu

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How to remove hardwae icon in startup

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So tired of everyone not providing an answer that works. If you can't provide an answer, don't write anything.
I think some chipsets, especially nVidia uses USB to mount its sata/ide channel, so windows will report the harwares as removable..

somebody found a way to set the "Capabilities" setting in the hardware list in registry. one way to make the setting stick, you have to export the setting as a reg file, and run it everytime windows reboot.. (start up folder, registry run keys, etc..)

this problem gives a lot of nuisance to us users.. from newbie who is clueless about the "safely remove harware (SRH)" icon in taskbar, to season users who now accidently dismount built-in optical drive from the SRH list, and nuisance that includes our dear problem with safely remove system drive aka C:\ or (other built-in drive), if you could not just ignore it, or unable to go fly a kite..

in xp, sometimes you can set as "Non Removable" somewhere.. but not always..

something else u need to do, if you want to line up your notification icon to your likings, is search for "delay program startup" and get third party program to sequence startup.. you may find more program to customize your taskbar notification area icons etc.. customization are endless....

Had similar issue except the Ethernet controller was displayed under "Safely remove hardware". I disabled "Lan Power Saving" in my BIOS. Worked for me.
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