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Windows 7: "Safe to remove hardware" balloon does not show up


19 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
"Safe to remove hardware" balloon does not show up

Whenever I safely disconnect any of my USB devices from any USB ports, the balloon does not show up confirming that devices are now safe to disconnect. And when I go to "devices nd printers" i see the device listed there with a yellow exclamation mark (!) next to it. THis started happening couple of weeks ago and I havent been able to find a solution yet.

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19 Feb 2011   #2

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

What error is reported under device manager for the deivce?
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19 Feb 2011   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Might have to update your drivers..right click on the yellow ex (!) and try to update. or grab the drivers from your manufacturer brand.

Any screenshot of the device manager?
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19 Feb 2011   #4

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

If it's in device Manager .... then go back there right click uninstall it.....reboot immediately ...
Let wds reinstall it for you .....
If driver update doesn't work then roll it back .....
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19 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Tried all these steps

Here's the error i get
Quote:
Windows cannot use this hardware device because it has been prepared for "safe removal", but it has not been removed from the computer. (Code 47)

To fix this problem, unplug this device from your computer and then plug it in again.
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20 Feb 2011   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 198four View Post
Tried all these steps

Here's the error i get
Quote:
Windows cannot use this hardware device because it has been prepared for "safe removal", but it has not been removed from the computer. (Code 47)

To fix this problem, unplug this device from your computer and then plug it in again.
So, i've you done it, then rebooted your computer?
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20 Feb 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

When a Device is showing error in Devices & Printers, rightclick on it to Troubleshoot the problem.

What is the Device - the computer itself? Likely a driver which troubleshooter will reveal. If not check Device manager. Driver Install - Device Manager

Did you use the chipset provided by the Windows 7 installer, or have you updated it from the mobo's Support Downloads webpage? You may need to update USB controller, or roll back to installer-provided. Never update drivers from installer unless performance requires it.

Troubleshooting fundamentals for Win7
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20 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 198four View Post
Tried all these steps

Here's the error i get
Quote:
Windows cannot use this hardware device because it has been prepared for "safe removal", but it has not been removed from the computer. (Code 47)

To fix this problem, unplug this device from your computer and then plug it in again.
So, i've you done it, then rebooted your computer?
Yes I have. Same issues
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20 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
When a Device is showing error in Devices & Printers, rightclick on it to Troubleshoot the problem.

What is the Device - the computer itself? Likely a driver which troubleshooter will reveal. If not check Device manager. Driver Install - Device Manager

Did you use the chipset provided by the Windows 7 installer, or have you updated it from the mobo's Support Downloads webpage? You may need to update USB controller, or roll back to installer-provided. Never update drivers from installer unless performance requires it.

Troubleshooting fundamentals for Win7
Could you guide me a little more. From what I understand, I should stick with Windows 7 provided drivers and shouldn't have used the CD that came with my motherboard? I have an ASUS M4A785-M motherboard...where can I get USB controller driver?
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20 Feb 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Are the drivers current?

Check the Asus Support Downloads webpage for your model.

Try running SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker now.

If this doesn't help, try a Repair Install
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