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Can't safely Eject External Hard Drive



 
 
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Old September 17th 08, 09:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
billr7
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Default Can't safely Eject External Hard Drive



"goorambatman" wrote:

When I go to safely eject my External hard drive I always get the following
error:

Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device

Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' device because it is in use.
Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try
again later.

It is a ST332062 0A USB Device (Seagate NTFS) in a Xcraft Cooler Master case.

It doesn't have this problems on other people's computers. This computer
successfully ejects other external media.

The activity light doesn't flash when I am not browsing it so I don't think
any background software is using it.

Perhaps Windows needs enhancement in this area, like the ability to detect
and list what applications are accessing the hard drive and the ability to
force the drive to eject as I am going to un-plug it anyway.

My OS is Windows Vista Home Premium SP1, why can't I eject this drive ever?

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Old October 21st 08, 09:19 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
goorambatman
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Default Can't safely Eject External Hard Drive

ok, has to be 3rd party software, probably iTunes
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Old November 11th 08, 04:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
alireza[_2_]
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Default Can't safely Eject External Hard Drive


Hey.

I had the same problem, non of the methods solved it, but there is a
solution that I posted in 'Simple Talks: External Hard Drives
Can’t be safely removed' (http://tinyurl.com/6dsjrm) it may apply
to you too.


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