I have a Westell DSL modem connected by USB. My ISP is AT&T. Windows 2000 shows a little icon in the tray (bottom right of the screen next to the clock) that says "Unplug or Eject Hardware". This icon is supposed to be for temporary things like USB connected cameras and thumb drives---and when I click on the icon such things are listed when they are connected. Unfortunately, so is my modem. So occasionally, when I click on "Unplug or Eject" to remove the thumb drive or camera, I accidentally click the modem. Then I have to reinstall the modem. Modems are like USB printers and keyboards and mice: They should NOT be listed for "Unplug or Eject". There is no setting on this in the Control Panel as far as I can determine. I Googled it but all I find is how to hide or unhide the icon in the tray---not how to tweak what things are listed under the icon. I did the chat help with AT&T's tech rep, and all he could say was "It's not a problem." Of course, it's not a problem for him. I also searched the Westell web site to no avail. Yes, I have the latest driver. QUESTION: Does anybody know how to keep Windows from listing my USB modem in the "Unplug or Eject" under the icon in the system tray? Thanks.