ok, i recently formatted my hard drive and reistalled windowsXP. but now i have the "safely remove hardware" icon in the system tray, and when i click on it, it gives me the option to remove C drive, which obviously cant be done. and i just cant seem to get rid of the icon. any ideas what the prob is?

This tends to happen when you actually replace the hard drive with another one. Have you done this or taken it out and put it back in?

No i havn't, but id hav put in a second hard drive, which now also appears on the 'safely remove hardware' list when i click the icon