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Windows 7: All Removable Drives Are Prompted To Format Or Scan Upon Insertion


07 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
All Removable Drives Are Prompted To Format Or Scan Upon Insertion


When I insert any kind of removable drive weather its a USB HDD, Thumb drive, or SD I very often get these prompts. I know for a fact there's nothing wrong with the drives I can close the message and use them all as normal. It did once prompt me to format my TB drive on my windows 7 x64 system, but its rare it happens on that machine. Its on my windows 7 x86 laptop. I ran chkdsk, defragmented, virus scanned. I don't like the danger of my documents being formatted. Its so easy to not be paying attention and accidentally hit enter or someone else does. I engineer with audio and video and it can result in a huge loss for me. Backing up the files would help, but the problem would still be there.

I had windows 7 installed since February, and it wasn't a problem initially.

Windows wouldn't let me create a screen-shot of whats being seen, but the text still copied to the clipboard. Usually I would be able to knock out the problem, but I don't know whats going on at this point. I am A+ certified if that helps.

Windows 7 x86, Sony Vaio VGN-N220E

[Window Title] Microsoft Windows

[Main Instruction] Do you want to scan and fix Portable Drive (G:?

[Content] There might be a problem with some files on this device or disc. This can happen if you remove the device or disc before all files have been written to it.

[Scan and fix (recommended)] [Continue without scanning]

OR

[Window Title] Microsoft Windows

[Main Instruction] You need to format the disk in drive G: before you can use it.

[Content] Do you want to format it? [Format disk] [Cancel]



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07 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You may be able to get a screen shot with last freeware Faststone Capture
A+ Freeware - Multimedia & Design - FastStone Capture 5.3 (last freeware version)
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07 Aug 2010   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you try the snipping tool in Windows 7 ?
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07 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah first I tried copying with Ctrl + Prt SC + C then then pasting into paint and power point. It just came out as text. I already had Mwsnap 3 its a nice free app. I just was to lazy to install it on this computer lol thanks for the suggestions though I might try Fast Stone anyway it may be more convenient. Anywho heres the screenies.




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07 Aug 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Try this ...

Type diskmgmt.msc in the start/search window , right-click on the disk (in the left column of the Graphical View) and choose Properties. On the Policies tab, make sure to set it to Optimize for Quick removal (no cache), rather than for Better Performance.

Quick removal is the default, but you may have removed the external drives without the "safely remove hardware wizard".
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07 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quick Removal was already enabled on everything except the built in card reader, which cant be set to quick removal.

I think I solved it. I ran an elevated command prompt window then ran chkdsk again however tried it this way "CHKDSK G: /F" it still didn't show any kind of errors, but i tried removing and inserting about 10 times without any errors. Also I didn't use the safely remove hardware and eject media tool in the system tray.
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