Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: "Safely Remove Hardware" horrendously slow

01 Dec 2009   #1
andrewkeith5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
"Safely Remove Hardware" horrendously slow

Hi Everyone,

This is my first post obviously so my apologies in advance if I've not followed a convention or you need more information - please let me know and I'll endeavour to fix it

I installed Windows 7 Professional x64 from a clean install (format, then install) and ever since, the "safely remove hardware" function has been terrifically slow - about 30-45 seconds from me clicking on the safely remove hardware icon to the menu popping up.

I've completely exhausted any of my ideas, and seemingly Google's, so if anyone can help me shed some light on this I would be unbelievably grateful - it aggrevates me SO much!

I have a feeling it's something to do with the way USB devices are handled in W7, as I have a similar problem with my HP Photosmart C5280 multifunction printer - two-way communication with it appears to be ridiculously slow, which means that from clicking "properties" to change print settings from a print dialog it takes 45 seconds for the hp printer utilities thingy to come up so I can change settings. Also printing in general appears to be a lot slower.

If anyone can help, thank you SO much in advance, and if you need any more info please met me know!

Thanks,

Andrew


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Dec 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrewkeith5 View Post
Hi Everyone,

This is my first post obviously so my apologies in advance if I've not followed a convention or you need more information - please let me know and I'll endeavour to fix it

I installed Windows 7 Professional x64 from a clean install (format, then install) and ever since, the "safely remove hardware" function has been terrifically slow - about 30-45 seconds from me clicking on the safely remove hardware icon to the menu popping up.

I've completely exhausted any of my ideas, and seemingly Google's, so if anyone can help me shed some light on this I would be unbelievably grateful - it aggrevates me SO much!

I have a feeling it's something to do with the way USB devices are handled in W7, as I have a similar problem with my HP Photosmart C5280 multifunction printer - two-way communication with it appears to be ridiculously slow, which means that from clicking "properties" to change print settings from a print dialog it takes 45 seconds for the hp printer utilities thingy to come up so I can change settings. Also printing in general appears to be a lot slower.

If anyone can help, thank you SO much in advance, and if you need any more info please met me know!

Thanks,

Andrew
Hi Andrew

I am assuming you have gone into device manager and verifed that the drivers are installed and working properly. If not type device manager in search. go to USB. there should be no "unknown" device with yellow triangles on them

let us know

ken J+
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2009   #3
andrewkeith5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

Hi Andrew

I am assuming you have gone into device manager and verifed that the drivers are installed and working properly. If not type device manager in search. go to USB. there should be no "unknown" device with yellow triangles on them

let us know

ken J+
Hi Ken,

Yep I've checked Device Manager and Windows reckons that everything is installed and up to date

Andrew
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Dec 2009   #4
Codify

Win7 Pro; Linux Mint 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrewkeith5 View Post
Hi Ken,

Yep I've checked Device Manager and Windows reckons that everything is installed and up to date

Andrew
Windows Update doesn't always have the latest versions of drivers - it's often best to check directly with the manufacturer to see what the latest version is. For your C5280, HP released new drivers last month - they are unlikely to have gotten into Windows Update yet.

You can download them here:
Select software and drivers HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One Printer - HP technical support (United Kingdom - English)

It's a horrendous 311MB download but that's what you get if you go HP

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Dec 2009   #5
andrewkeith5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry I should've mentionned that too,I downloaded and installed the latest drivers yesterday and no change
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #6
andrewkeith5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Anybody have any ideas on this? Pretty please?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #7
Iaspis

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrewkeith5 View Post
Anybody have any ideas on this? Pretty please?
Hi,

I was having the exact same problem with my external 500 Gig Seagate Expansion Drive (almost one minute delay until the disconnection message), but it got fixed when I removed a folder I was keeping, with over 8,000 files (zip archives) in it. Maybe there's a problem about folders with numerous files as far as disconnecting is concerned in Windows 7? I don't know, but I'd like to...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2010   #8
Mspirit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
I have the same problem

Unfortunate for me..I have the same problem

The delay is about 40 sec.

If you have an answer please help, its so annoying and even embarrassing when showing off windows 7. All what was said was done, but yet with no errors it's slow. It's not a particular device but just any device :S
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #9
Codify

Win7 Pro; Linux Mint 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mspirit View Post
Unfortunate for me..I have the same problem

The delay is about 40 sec.

If you have an answer please help, its so annoying and even embarrassing when showing off windows 7. All what was said was done, but yet with no errors it's slow. It's not a particular device but just any device :S
What device is it that you are trying to safely remove?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #10
zlorf

Windows 7
 
 

I have this problem when my network printer is switched off. Trying to open "Devices and Printers" gives the delay too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 "Safely Remove Hardware" horrendously slow




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Grayed out Compact Flash Card in "Safely Remove Hardware" List
On a Windows 7 64 bit system, I've got a compact flash card set up like this: compact flash card > usb compact flash card reader > USB hub > usb port Previously, windows allowed me to safely remove both the card and reader. I unplugged and replugged some connections a while ago and since...
Hardware & Devices
"Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" keeps vanishing from systray
I have noticed this on several systems - one in particular is a Toshiba Sattelite A505-S6980 - where I "Customize" the icons that appear in the system tray. One icon that I like to appear is the little "USB" icon for the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" function. What happens is this:...
General Discussion
How to disable Systray icon "Safely remove hardware and eject media"?
In my Systray there is an icon "Safely remove hardware and eject media" which did not exist in WinXP. I guest this is for possible removing USB sticks from USB slots. However I should be able to remove USB sticks by just plugging them out. Per definition WinOS and hardware should be able...
General Discussion
"Safely remove hardware" not displaying balloon
The "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the notification area will not display the balloon-type notification upon removal of a USB drive or other device. I have mucked about all through my computer's settings, fiddled with the group policy editor and the registry, but to no avail. I attempted to...
Hardware & Devices
How can I launch "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media"?
Hi, I very much know about using C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll to display the "Safely Remove Hardware" dialog window, but I'd much prefer to emulate the result of clicking on the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in the system tray. Is...
Hardware & Devices
"Safely remove hardware" not showing drive letter/label
From my "Safely remove hardware and eject media" I get a dialog that says: Open Devices and Printers ------------------------- Ian's pc - Eject ST320005 42A2 SCSI Disk Device - Eject ST320005 42A2 SCSI Disk Device
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App