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Safely Remove Hardware icon Notification Area

  1. #1


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Safely Remove Hardware icon Notification Area


    Hi,
    How can i remove this icon my computer is not connected to any external USB or any other drive in the notification area
    can anybody help to remove me this unwanted icon, I tried removing it so many ways by enabling and disabling USB from registry and device manager but still the icon showing on the notification area picture attached.
    OS used Windows 8.1 PRO x64 and this is a fresh OS installation
    Picture attached
    Can anybody help me to remove this annoying icon.

    Cheers Trojan
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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Trojan,

    You have your thread marked as solved, but just in case it's not, you could see if resetting the notification area icons may help since you do not have any external devices connected to your PC.

    Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Hi Brink,

    M8 the issue was solved after i downloaded all the drivers from the motherboard manufacturer website i have the tool with me that you helped me long back " Notification Clear area tool " anyways the issue was solved thanks m8 for you support.

    Cheers
    Trojan
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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