And this is a follow up on a very old topic several years ago of a few win2k users who asked how to disable the unsafe removal message in Win2000:
Get the modified hotplug.dll patch from this page (it's version 5.0.2195.6610 - file name hotplg2k-enus.zip):
With the modded hotplug.dll file installed, connect any usb mass storage device to any available usb port and then later remove it without using the Safely Remove Hardware icon. voila! no more "unsafe removal" message on win2k. the behavior should be more like XP, Vista, 7, etc. when disconnecting usb devices.
This patch is specifically for those Win2000 users who are sick & tired of seeing that annoying "unsafe removal" message when disconnecting usb devices, so it may or may not be for every Win2k user out there.
I'll send an updated version of this hotplug.dll fix to MDGx and he'll post it up on his web site when he's not busy.
EDIT: new link to the zip file which includes an executable sfxcab package with revised INF file
UPDATE: See my latest post on a 4-language download that is for US English, Spanish, Japanese & Korean
Edited by erpdude8, 12 October 2012 - 11:41 AM.