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Windows 7: problem to eject external drives

30 Aug 2011   #1
peterpanx

win 7 x32
 
 
problem to eject external drives

hi.i have a problem since now.i cant eject and safe remove my external drives and memory sticks.when i try to click on the list to any device 'eject drive' from the notification area,nothing happen.no message any more that i cant remove with safety my device.sometimes then,there is no list when i click to the icon 'safety remove hardware... '


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30 Aug 2011   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Not sure how you fix it. But until you do I would use this:
Sync

It flushes disk buffers. I have it linked to my F10 key. I have a couple of USB docking stations. Running sync.exe flushes all your hard drives. It's a command line app.

I just hit sync a couple of times then turn my docks off. Most of the time when I tried to stop USB with the safely remove it didn't work anyway.
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30 Aug 2011   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peterpanx View Post
hi.i have a problem since now.i cant eject and safe remove my external drives and memory sticks.when i try to click on the list to any device 'eject drive' from the notification area,nothing happen.no message any more that i cant remove with safety my device.sometimes then,there is no list when i click to the icon 'safety remove hardware... '

If you installed the OS with AHCI enabled in the BIOS......you can check the BIOS to see if hot-plugging can be enabled.
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31 Aug 2011   #4
Imperfect1

 
 

Have you tried to eject the external drive/memory stick from Windows Explorer? Single-click (highlight) Computer or My Computer in the left-hand column Navigation Pane so that all of the drives are displayed in the right-hand column. In the right-hand column, right-click on the drive with the external drive/memory stick and select "Safely Eject." Give it a second or two, and the drive icon with the external drive/memory stick should 'disappear' --- allowing you to safely remove it. If there's any problem with removing it, you'll get an error message displaying the reason.

OR --- sometimes the problem is that the system thinks some file/folder on the external drive/memory stick is still open. First, check Task Manager to see if it shows that any USB files/programs are open. If so, of course check End Process to officially close that file/program.

If Task Manager doesn't see anything open, go into your Start menu's Recent Items list, select the most recent item opened from the external drive/memory stick, and with that file open, go back into Task Manager. Highlight that file in Task Manager and “End Process.” Then go into Windows Explorer and you should be able to remove the external drive/memory stick with the Safely Remove link or Eject. You may have to repeat this process several times, each time selecting the next most recent item in the Recent Items list.
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31 Aug 2011   #5
peterpanx

win 7 x32
 
 

thanks for you reply.i just remove the power cable,the battery,and all is ok now.!
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