This is a built-in safeguard for USB devices to prevent data corruption when you want to disconnect a digital camera or external USB HD.
Read this MS article for more detail info: Safe Removal of Plug and Play Devices
I have a Sony video camera and when I run the software it asks me if I want to remove hardware ie unplug the camera. All that workes well. I now have Bigpond cable internet and the software installed its own Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray which will ask me if I want to remove the camera or Bigpond modem.
My question is, does XP have a programe to safely remove hardware or did the one I have come with the Bigpond cable software.
A friend of mine has a kodak camera and it doesnt have a program to run to enable hardware to be safely removed. Maybe it doesnt need it I dont know. Please help.