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Unable To "safely Remove" External Hard Drives On Either Of My Computers
One of three things is likely preventing you from removing the drive: First, is if you have a windows explorer windows open that is pointed to that drive and have its Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - try opening my computer... You can now power down/disconnect your external drive from your computer. General Support Safely Remove hardware icon in taskbar removal!?Ok - from a quick bit of googling, it seems like this is a windows 8.1 thing? http://longtermpolicy.net/unable-to/windows-was-unable-to-complete-the-format-external-hard-drive.html
Please try the request again. This will launch the Safely Remove program. Note: At times while Safely Removing an external drive, Windows may show a warning that the external drive is busy and cannot be disconnected. Task Manager WON'T open. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/375138/unable-to-safely-remove-external-hard-drives-on-either-of-my-computers/
and nothing says eject. i tried to drag the phone to the trash on iphoto, but that didn't do it either. Find More Posts by Zardoc 30 Jan 2011 #5 reneftw Windows 7 Ultimate x86 5 posts The app it's not installed with the drive, it's "USB Safely Remove" UtubeMay 28, 2015, 6:42 AM I had the same problem.
OS Windows 8 Quote 10 Nov 2013 #2 topgundcp View Profile View Forum Posts Senior Member San Jose - California Posts : 2,848 8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Device Manager->Right click on the You just can't access that data anymore. If not, wait a few minutes and try it again, if it refuses, then just unplug it. now what?
Sometimes I geta message, cannot shutdown because it is still in use. Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. Except no programs are accessing it, not even Explorer. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/141369-unable-safely-remove-external-hdd.html Apr 6, 2013 5:46 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by Rysz, Rysz Apr 6, 2013 3:34 PM in response to mamamuddpie Level 7 (21,015 points) iPad Apr
Think first. Using the site is easy and fun. Hardware & Devices unable to safely remove external hard driveHey guys I have a question involving an external hard drive and windows 7 libraries. I went to device manager and uninstalled the device driver by right clicking on the external drive.
Unable to “safely remove” external hard drives on either of my computers Started by genericvolume , Jan 22 2011 07:11 PM Please log in to reply 3 replies to this topic Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Guide Tom's IT BillyGman Hard Drive Support 3 01-11-2011 12:49 AM Posting Rules You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your My System Specs OS Windows 7 Ultimate x86 .
Never take fright through your hands. http://longtermpolicy.net/unable-to/i-am-unable-to-print-from-my-computer.html So could anyone here help me out? But when I click it, it won't show the external drives to eject. Hardware & Devices Safely Remove Hardware External HD Still runningWhen I click to Safely Remove Hardware (External HD) the LED light is still on and I can feel the HD still
My System Specs OS Windows 7 Ultimate x86 reneftw View Public Profile Find More Posts by reneftw 30 Jan 2011 #6 marsmimar Win 7 Pro 64-bit 10,413 posts South Central I solved it by uninstalling SpeedDisk. Apr 6, 2013 8:34 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post Apple Footer This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only.
The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down.
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Now my problem started when i controlled the other external hard drive with my Eset Nod 32 Smart Security. Pull the USB device out the moment the screen goes black. Has anyone else seen similar behaviour on their system and do you know if it's a USB 3.0 driver/firmware related, or a 'feature' of Windows 8.1? Doing a Restart could still damage your USB in rare circumstances. (Don't flood me with answers about how it works for you, I said RARE CIRCUMSTANCES).I hope this helps.
After clicking restart, the operating system will do it's thing by stopping all running processes. I''ve been doing that with my external drives for several years on the default setting, with no ill-effect on the drive.If you want to check the setting of the Removal Policy The iPhone icon (sim. this content My System Specs OS Windows 7 Ultimate x86 reneftw View Public Profile Find More Posts by reneftw . 30 Jan 2011 #2 Zardoc Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 567 posts
MESSAGE OF USB'S STILL IN USE --Submitted by: GEO2003http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6122_102-5204353.html Restart not Recommended as the Best Option --Submitted by: High Desert Charliehttp://forums.cnet.com/7726-6122_102-5204384.html Stop "caching" in on your usb devices. --Submitted by: RobertWFreihttp://forums.cnet.com/7726-6122_102-5204391.html As long as there is a process running, it won't let you remove. At least according to Windows, you're supposed to be able to remove your USB device without using the "Safely Remove Hardware" feature unless you have changed the properties for your USB I work in photography, and have never lost a fileas a result.
by Alain Martel1 / September 17, 2011 11:43 AM PDT In reply to: open Explorer window Your 500Gb drive is probably formated using the FAT32 file system.Your 2Tb just can't use Once again, select the device you wish to remove and click on the OK button.A pop-up window displays notifying you that it is now safe to remove the device. So far i have just been giving up on waiting and disconnecting, with no ill effects, but tis discussion has me worried, so it could help to know about the formatting.....How Then I rebooted, and when windows came back on it installed a new driver for the device and the problem was solved.
Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (2) Collapse - USB Drive removal by rockinbaja / September 16, 2011 11:30 AM PDT In reply to: How do I safely remove USB hardware It does not matter which one does it, I can use it just a few min later with no problem. But now, it won't work that way. Safely remove External Hard Drive 3.0 on 2.0 port led still blinking Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media, no devices shown Click on safely remove hardware & eject media unplug device
drive from my desktop, where it did not report any errors, and as soon as it's plugged into the laptop it claimed to be in need of scanning for errors. If it helps, the two threads were apparently the same thing at the same location: F:\System Volume Information\EfaData\SYMEFA.DBI googled that file/file path but didn’t really find anything that related to my I haven't recently downloaded anything that i think maybe the cause. I did try the steps listed at this site but I still got the same “Generic volume” error message after closing the two threads that were accessing the external drive and
Any other icon of this type you can drag to the trash. Once you've got the device safely removed, I'd then make sure you have the latest release of USB Safely Remove. I find it very useful since I can select a key combination for safely removal for every type of external storage device. Cooling sometimes.
Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - there ARE safely remove software programs by RonG6 / October 1, 2011 2:47 AM PDT In reply to: open Explorer window I Drivers & Hardware Internal sata drives in safely remove hardwareThere was a registry fix for this problem as here: How can I remove the option to eject SATA drives from the Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Each warns me not tounplug without using the shutdown icon on the taskbar.