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Windows 7: Safely remove hardware problem

04 Mar 2010   #1
rokerman

windows 7
 
 
Safely remove hardware problem

I have an external hard drive. When I have finished using it, I close down every program using it.
Then when I try and remoce it, i get a message saying it is still being used.
I dont understand as everything is closed down
Any ideas?


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04 Mar 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

check into task manager and see the program process there..you can end task at there. and try to remove again.
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04 Mar 2010   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

How long before it lets you remove the drive without that warning? If only a few moments, try disabling write caching on the drive in the Device Manager. If longer, check in the BIOS to see if it is set for ACHI.
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04 Mar 2010   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rokerman View Post
I have an external hard drive. When I have finished using it, I close down every program using it.
Then when I try and remoce it, i get a message saying it is still being used.
I dont understand as everything is closed down
Any ideas?
Have you installed an automatic backup sort of thing? So, it is normal...But also, sometimes Windows will write restore point in the background or if plenty of heavy files and not so fast write disk cache...maybe you have tried to remove it too quickly. And when you tried the second time it should remove, that's mean it got times to save all data it needs.
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