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Windows 7: unable to eject usb

31 Aug 2012   #1
no one

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
brummyfan

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
no one

windows 7
 
 

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

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
no one

windows 7
 
 

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

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
pincushion

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
jumanji

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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29 Aug 2014   #9
JDG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I hit this problem today - August 2014 - so apparently this is a long term problem. Actually noticed similar problems on a 10 year old laptop running Vista so this is a long term issue with Windows. I believe the answers are too complicated though. I have noticed if you start up you computer with a USB drive already plugged in then you will have problems ejecting it. If you shutdown, remove the USB connection, restart the computer, and THEN plug in the drive you should be able to mount/unmount the drive with no problem. Something in the Windows OS seems to lock the drive if it is in place when the computer starts preventing ejection.
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29 Aug 2014   #10
Mayank Parmar

Windows 10 Tech Preview
 
 

How about setting the policy to Quick Removal for the USB device!
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