Stopping and removing a USB device
To stop and remove a USB device:
Double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area, at the far right of the
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Click the name of the device in the list.
Click Stop, and then click OK.
Remove the device.
To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, stop a USB device before
To prevent damage to a USB connector, do not pull on the cable to remove the USB device.
To display the Safely Remove Hardware icon, click the Show Hidden Icons icon (< or
If the USB device is not listed, you do not have to stop the device before you remove it.
Using a USB device