Re: Hard drive thingy....
I figured since it was on the taskbar, I decided to go into it's properties and sure enough--the customization menu allows you to do just that. A lot of times, it will hide itself anyways (you know how it hides the inactive icons) so you never really see it most of the time unless you click on it.
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?