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Assorted NT/2000/XP/.. CMD.EXE Script Tricks
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This page is edited from the 1cmdfaq.txt faq-file contained in my tscmd.zip command line interface (CLI) collection. That zipped file has much additional material, including a number of detached .cmd script files. It is recommended that you also get the zipped version as a companion.

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168} How do I invoke Safely Remove Hardware using a cmd script?

Usually the notification area includes the following icon

However, that icon sometimes disappears. In that case safely to remove hardware, and to get the icon back, you can use
@echo off & setlocal enableextensions
echo RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
set ask_=
set /p ask_="Run this script to Safely Remove Hardware [N/y]?"
if /i "%ask_%"=="n" goto :EOF
if /i "%ask_%"=="" goto :EOF
if /i not "%ask_%"=="y" goto _ask
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
endlocal & goto :EOF

An appropriate icon for the script is given by

Something like the following will pop up

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