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Windows 7: Can't eject my external HD?

20 Nov 2013   #1
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Can't eject my external HD?

I need to do a repair installation.
I unplugged my printers (after removing them from printers & devices) from the back of the printers, but not from USB. I also removed the PrimoPDF from there but not from my programs.

I tried to eject the My Book External HD but it is telling me it's in use. I didn't have any windows open so I don't know what is using it. I removed the short cuts for my pictures and documents from the desktop too. Do I need to remove the USB connectors to the printers? How do I find out what is using it??


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20 Nov 2013   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Try logging off and then logging back on or reboot the PC and see if you can eject the external hard drive.

Jerry
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20 Nov 2013   #3
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Check and see if your AV is running a scan? Alt + Ctrl + Del and look for any processes? Just my 2 cents.
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20 Nov 2013   #4
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks the reboot seemed to be the hold up. Hope this reinstall goes that smooth
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20 Nov 2013   #5
Bongo

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You're Welcome
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