Question about HP Photosmart C4280 Aio Printer

2 Answers

Phantom FDD After I installed my HP C4280 printer I noticed the "Remove Hardware Safely" icon in the lower right of the task bar. I also noticed that when I go to "My Computer" there is a FDD listed that I have no idea where it came from. Are these issues connected? Any info would be appreciated.

Posted by on

2 Answers

Many thanks! Makes perfect sense.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 137 Answers

Yes, these are both related to the memory card slots the printer provides. When a memory card is inserted in the printer slot the card will be available as a drive on the computer, and files may be copied to and from the card.

To ensure data safety wen removing the card after writing files to it from the computer it is best to use the "Remove Hardware Safely" icon from the system tray.

Regards,
Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Printing/imaging

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My safe to remove icon has dissappeared how can re install it please


Which operating system ?????????

The system tray in Windows XP is the right side of the small blue bar at the bottom of the screen that houses the clock and a few other small icons. You can add icons to the system tray for ease of access, including the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon, which allows you to easily remove hardware from your computer.

Turn on the Windows XP computer and right-click the taskbar. Select "Properties" from the menu that appears. Check "Hide Inactive Icons", then select "Customize" A new window appears with all of the icons currently on the system tray, along with icons also for some programs that don't appear on the tray. Click next to the icon "Safely Remove Hardware," then check the box "Always Show". Click "Apply". Safely Remove Hardware Icon?
http://www.pulpfusion1.com/demotech/e_article000253202.cfm

Mar 13, 2013 | Compaq Computers & Internet

Tip

Same problem here.........clicks n all...... After smacking the external hard...


My hard drive was dead and wasn't recognized by the computer, it didn't even start, just a few clicking noises, which according to some of the experiences is the same as a DEAD Hardisk. Anyways, as I read that sometimes this happens as a result of a hit, well, I wacked my HD as a last hope for it to recover its "memory" (as in the movies) and believe me or not, it worked! I don't know if this might help yours, but it saved mine! 
The way I did it was like this: I started the pc and when the HD started to run and I heard a couple of clicks, I hit it against the table while in vertical position (assuming that the arm of the HD might slightly move better that way) one time, and then when the spinning and the first click was heard agin I hit again. After that I heard the typical searching sound of a HD, and you can imagine I started to pray that what I heard wasn't my anxiety sound (if it has any). Now I am a firm believer in the old trick of whacking the old TV to get the vital signal back! 
Good luck to you too!

on May 29, 2009 | Western Digital 250GB MyBook External USB...

1 Answer

My brand new Canon IP 100 pixma printer wont print cause it's saying "offline." I've turned it off and on numerous times. What can i do?


Hi, please follow this instruction to make your printer back to "online". Notice that i have used Epson Stylus Photo R230 as a model for the instruction, but this procedure also works with canon.
1. Please try to print a document. (word, excel etc.), 2. Now, if you already notice that your printer is "offline" by clicking the printers icon at the task bar.
eibraz_12.jpg

The task bar can be found in the lower right part of your screen.
eibraz_15.jpg

3. All you have to do is, Click on the "printer" tab 4. And then remove the check mark at "user printer offline" by clicking on it.
eibraz_14.jpg


5. Once done, you will notice that the "use printer offline" will disappear and then let's you print the specified document again.
I hope this helps.

Aug 09, 2011 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

I have a kindle and connect to usb on a Windows 7 pc. In the past when I wanted to charge the kindle connected to a Windows XP computer I just clicked on the safely remove hardware icon on my task bar and...


I guess you're trying to eject the Kindle from the task bar "(safely remove hardware". Try going into Start/Computer/right click on Kindle/ select eject. This worked for me when I had the same problem.

Feb 22, 2011 | Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device

1 Answer

Can't get my hp deskjet to print. all my usb ports work fine. can you help? there is an icon: safely remove hardware on the bottom right hand corner? ?? Not computer saavy.


Turn off the printer and uninstall all printer software. Use the install cd to reinstall the printer and switch on when told to connect printer by the install prog. You should be OK from there.

Dec 22, 2009 | HP D1660 InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Removing my usb stick


"removing my usb stick" - This seems like a statement, not a question.

That said, the biggest problem people have removing the USB stick from a computer is that they fail to unmount the drive before removing it. In Windows this can be done by left clicking the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the task bar, clicking your device, and then waiting for it to tell you that it is ready. With Mac and Linux you just right-click and unmount the drive.

Either way, not doing this can wipe your USB drive or corrupt your files.

Sep 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Task bar displays


Just right click the task bar and click properties and then click customize , then click restore default Over!!!!

Aug 22, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 Full...

2 Answers

Cannot find my cd installer for hp deskjet d2360. trying to download for free installer. can anyone help?


If you have internet access go to hp downloads from google. If not, connect your printer to your PC (computer) turn it on. If your OS is XP the found new hardware balloon should appear above the icon on the task bar, click the balloon and the add new hardware wizard comes to the screen, read and follow prompts, as it will give you a list of some recent and current hp printer products to choose from. If the balloon as mentioned above does not appear, click start, click control panel, double click add hardware icon, and the add hardware wizard comes on screen, choose your options and follow the prompts. NOTE; if the printer has been installed on your computer previously, and your OS has not been altered (formatted) this is an easy task for the wizard, as there is a shadow copy of the necessary drivers stored in the memory of your hard drive. Hope this helps.

Jul 10, 2009 | HP Deskjet 2360 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Epson 1280


Go on line and down load this utility www.ssclg.com When program is installed- double click on the the icon in the lower task bar and select the printer type. Then right click on the icon in the lawer task bar- there you will see a range of tool to manipulate the printer ink system- try -reset black.

May 08, 2007 | Epson Stylus Photo 1280 InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Photosmart C4280 Aio Printer Logo

Related Topics:

22 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Seeker5211
Seeker5211

Level 3 Expert

1089 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Ben Johnson

Level 3 Expert

685 Answers

Are you a HP Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...