If you’re frequently interrupted by warnings and notifications coming from the system tray on Windows XP when you insert a new USB disk drive, you can easily disable it.
Here’s the procedure to disable the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ warning popup notification in Windows:
- Right click on the taskbar and click ‘Properties’
- Under the ‘Taskbar’ tab, click the ‘Customize’ button that appears near the bottom of the window
- Locate ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ and choose ‘Always Hide’
You’ve now disabled the ‘safely remove hardware’ balloon notifications in Windows XP. In order to remove your external drive, you can go to My Computer, right click on the disk icon and click ‘Eject’/'Safely Remove’ and safely remove it. Thanks Download Blog!