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    Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    I have just had to install XP to recover from a W2K system crash. Since installing, I am periodically (several times a day) having an icon appear in the system tray with a message telling me that some device could perform faster if it were attached to a USB 2.0 port. Since I do not have any USB 2.0 ports, this is not an option. The message does not have an option button to tell it to go away and not come back. As soon as I click on the message or the icon, both of them disappear. Can anyone tell me how to turn off this annoying "feature?"
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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    Does this MSKB article help ??
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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    Thanks, and it does sound like my problem. However, the fix does not work. I get to step 3 in the fix and there is no "Advanced" tab or any "Advanced" button on any of the tabs. Therefore I can't find the check box to click on.
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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    You are double-clicking the correct controller and getting a Properties window opening though - yes?
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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    In the image below, I double clicked on the first device with Uinversal in its name and got what is in the second image. I also tried double clicking on all of the devices, none of them had the Advanced tab.
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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    Have you installed SP2 for XP yet?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    The CD I have came with SP2 included. I think that the only patch I do not have installed yet is IE 7.
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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    Unless it's because you are not logged in as an administrator?

    But what is that USB device with the yellow question mark at the very top of your picture...? It looks like it may be a card reader or something?

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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    Your guess is as good as mine! I don't have a clue what it is.
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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    My guess is that it's a USB CompactFlash Type II Reader.
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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    That is a possibility, but even if I knew I don't think it would help my original problem.
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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    Does anyone else have any ideas how to turn off this annoying icon?
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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    I'd be interested to know what that 'unknown' USB device is - it may be having an effect.
    Can you open it up, click on the driver tab, and click on 'Update driver' - sometimes a new driver is automatically found. Otherwise, any info on the device could help. (It looks like it may be under 'Network Adapters'.)

    I'm working on the assumption that if there is an 'unknown USB device' it may be causing a wobbly in the system.

    Do you have any other yellow <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15> marks on any other devices?

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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    Correction - as per the graphic in this MS USB FAQ article, the unknown device is likely to be under "Other devices"...

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    Re: Annoying System Tray Icon (SP3)

    It is a San Disk Compact Falsh reader that was plugged into the hub when I installed XP. The drivers I have for it were never installed since they are for Win 97 - Win 2000 and will not install on XP. I have ordered a new reader which has not been delivered yet.
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