Unable To ?safely Remove? External Hard Drives On Either Of My Computers
Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Everyone Should know this by DADSGETNDOWN / October 5, 2011 12:29 PM PDT In reply to: An open Explorer window will cause Thanks for any info on a fix. Scan your computer with antivirus. I really like the idea of using libraries to... have a peek here
Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (4) Collapse - It may not look like it's in use by Doh_1 / September 30, 2011 5:37 PM PDT In reply to: Me too Sometimes I wait a bit, but my sure method is to restart the computer. General Support WIN 8.1 - problem with safely remove USBHi, For some reason after saying "Safe To Remove Hardware", the USB external drive is reloaded and still shows up in Windows FREE by bucks321 / September 16, 2011 10:58 AM PDT In reply to: How do I safely remove USB hardware drives, when it says it's still in use?! https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/375138/unable-to-safely-remove-external-hard-drives-on-either-of-my-computers/
Wired internet disconnects briefly... Nothing is being read fromit. Just make sure the drive's "busy" light is not flashing before you unplug it.
Generated Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:03:03 GMT by s_hp108 (squid/3.5.23) Open Menu Close Menu Apple Shopping Bag Apple Mac iPad iPhone Watch TV Music Support Search apple.com Shopping Bag : CommunitiesSign The menu that comes up will show many options, including Eject, for a hard drive. Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: How do I safely remove USB hardware drives, when it says it's still in use?! My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number Hp presario v6620us 6500notebook series.
If waiting doesn't clear it I will SHUT DOWN the comp0uter, disconnect the USB device, then Start the computer again.The only difference with your method is, I don't restart but shut The USB icon will show in the taskbar and when I place my mouse over it, it says Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media. When I connect the same drives to my desktop PC's USB3 ports I initially get the same "scan for errors" prompt. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/141369-unable-safely-remove-external-hdd.html Once the drive is turned off, disconnect the interface cable. Please rate the helpfulness of this article 5 4 3 2 1 × Back SELECT YOUR COUNTRY/REGION Remember my country/region &
It does not matter which one does it, I can use it just a few min later with no problem. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. All rights reserved. Password Advanced Search Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page...
My computer will reboot in about 1.5 min., so it's probably quicker than waiting out the USB drive. https://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/35250-cannot-safely-remove-external-usb-3-0-drive-win8-1-a.html You can not post a blank message. If not, wait a few minutes and try it again, if it refuses, then just unplug it. It doesn't say it's running any scans but could it be doing something else that's accessing the drive that prevents me from removing it?
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The resource monitor will show which files are in use, possibly suggesting which application has the file open. by Tapisfun / September 16, 2011 12:33 PM PDT In reply to: How do I safely remove USB hardware drives, when it says it's still in use?! Is This normal as I don't want to have to keep shutting PC down to remove HD Thanks Shastus23 Hardware & Devices Unable to safely eject external drives etcAny ideas what
Any solution? 10 answers Last reply Jun 1, 2015 More about external hard drive refuses eject safely remove hardware phil22Nov 5, 2012, 8:29 PM There are two "Removal Policies" for external
Or, if you have a mouse that you can right click, just do that. Pull the USB device out the moment the screen goes black. Second, your antivirus is in the process of scanning the device or has left a file/folder locked as active. It won't work with forced stop either.
Neighter shutting down my PC nor logging out of my PC account helped me with safe removal of USB. Also, the drive is brand new, I got it for approximately 1 week. The only danger is that it may not get recognized if the drive was using a file at the time, but this is rare. __________________ MemTest | IMGBurn | Seatools Drive this contact form i've tried dragging everything i see to the trash.
If you still can't safely remove the Samsung S2, it might be because the drive is going bad. Windows 7 Help Forums Windows 7 help and support Hardware & Devices » User Name Remember Me? Use the windows resource monitor (drives tab) to see which programs are holding open files on that drive and shut them down if you can. If that remove option is a third party app that installed with the drive, I would uninstall it and use the windows default usb removal.