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Windows 7: unable to eject usb


31 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7
 
 
unable to eject usb

I'm using win 7 64 bit and every time I try to eject my usb, a message show up informing me that something is still using it. I checked with task manager and find no such thing. I scanned my comp and didn't find any virus.

Even if I just plug it in and do nothing, I still got the same problem. If I just yank it out or pick the continue anyway option, the data becomes partly corrupt.

Help me please!

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31 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you have Norton AV installed, disable/off "Removable storage scanning" and try.
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31 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7
 
 

No, I'm using kaspersky
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31 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by no one View Post
No, I'm using kaspersky
Then switch off/disable "Removable storage scanning" and see.
EDIT: http://support.kaspersky.com/kis2012...&qid=208285202
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31 Aug 2012   #5

windows 7
 
 

Tried it. Didn't work
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31 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi no one,
You could give this a try but cannot guarantee as I haven't used it,
How to eject a USB drive when Windows doesn’t want to
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31 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

As per some of the comments in the link above - make sure Windows Explorer is closed and any other file-viewers and if you have indexing on then this might cause a problem too - you can disable indexing for that drive.

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31 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

hi no one,

This is a problem frequently encountered by many ( that includes me too.)

And that is why I have Unlocker.

Have a look at these two articles:

I Can't Eject This Flash Drive (or External Hard Drive) | PCWorld

How to eject a USB drive when Windows doesn’t want to

If Unlocker also does not help (it may not rarely) then shut down your PC and then remove the USB device.
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