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Windows 7: Some help with safely remove hardware after backup, please

26 Oct 2013   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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How about his, whs, I just unplug the USB cord and forget about it?
That's what I would do. If there is no write operations in progress (which it should not a few seconds after the last write), then nothing can happen.


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26 Oct 2013   #22
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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How about his, whs, I just unplug the USB cord and forget about it?
That's what I would do. If there is no write operations in progress (which it should not a few seconds after the last write), then nothing can happen.
Thanks very much. It's not worth worrying about such a minor thing.

The next time I wipe the drive and reinstall Windows 7, the problem will not be there, I'm sure.

Enjoy what's left of the weekend.
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26 Oct 2013   #23
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

It's may be Window's Indexing. Right click on the drive and select Properties. See if indexing is set. If it is, uncheck it.


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26 Oct 2013   #24
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi Carwiz

I'll crank up the computer and take a look.
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26 Oct 2013   #25
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Don't forget to click on Apply then OK.
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26 Oct 2013   #26
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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Don't forget to click on Apply then OK.
Nope, it was ticked so I unticked it, hit apply and OK and same thing.


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27 Oct 2013   #27
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for trying carwiz.

I'm going to shut down that computer.
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27 Oct 2013   #28
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Ok, one other place to look tomorrow.
Click the Orb and type INDEX, select Indexing Options. Toward the bottom of the window, click on Modify and see if the drive is checked there. Clear and save (OK).

The next thing to do is click on Advanced, then delete and rebuild the index.


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27 Oct 2013   #29
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

OK, I'll give it a try tomorrow.

Thanks

Just a note: this computer that I am using at this moment is the i5 in my forum specs. The computer with the problem is an Intel G860 in another location.
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27 Oct 2013   #30
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

The drive may be unchecked in the Modify screen but do the Delete and Rebuild anyway. I had the same problem on the drive shown above and I forgot about rebuild. Since the drive was indexed before, it's still in the index. When the drive is plugged in, Windows will try and update the index and holds the drive. You have to delete and rebuild the index so the drive is no longer in the index. The progress will be shown in the first Index Options window.
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