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How to Safely remove hardware

by Navigator / November 2, 2003 7:33 AM PST

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.

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Re:How to Safely remove hardware
by David Chan / November 2, 2003 8:06 AM PST

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

HTP

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