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Windows 7: Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device


15 May 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device

How to Use Safely Remove Hardware to Eject a Device in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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16 Jan 2010   #20
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Nate,

Could you post a screenshot of this?

Strange, are you using a Aero theme, or a classic theme?
Brink, here is that screenshot. I still don't know why it's like this. It's the same with ALL removable devices.
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16 Jan 2010   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Nate,

Strange, I'm not sure why you have the old style icon for this instead. Especially since it's a clean install and you have a Aero theme selected.
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16 Jan 2010   #22
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hi Nate,

Strange, I'm not sure why you have the old style icon for this instead. Especially since it's a clean install and you have a Aero theme selected.
Yes, all that is true. I will post back if I find the answer. Thanks for your time Brink.
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19 Jan 2010   #23
sunil31

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragor1 View Post
Hey Sunil!

Try seeing in Devices and Printers.

The problem is that the data cards contain a small amount of flash memory that hold the drivers and they are set to be emulated as CD drives.

Since they emulate CD drive, they autorun the driver installation without user input.

That is the reason why Sunil's screenie shows The CD Drive under his mobile.

Hope this helps.

P.S.: Post the screen of devices and printers and also take a screen shot with right click menu of your mobile.
Hi Dragor1,

I am not using mobile. I am using datacard in my desktop and laptop. The screenshot I have already posted in this forum.

Regards,

Sunil
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07 Feb 2010   #24
DaPiit

Windows 7 64-bit Pro
 
 
can't eject External HD hooked up via USB

Hi,

This problem existed already on XP, so its a embarrasing that MS haven't solved it yet.

Wonder how much time and value is lost in the world by people waiting to be allowed to eject usb stick and similar, or in terms of data loss when people can't wait any longer and just disconnecting it anyway and it goes wrong.

In my case, I have a external HD via USB that I use for backups and even though everything is closed down, it says that "The device is curretnly in use. Close down....and try again.".. Doesn't matter how long I wait.

- What to do?

The most embarrasing thing is that this specific action, that most people do several times a day (USB sticks) works perfectly on Mac OS.
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08 Feb 2010   #25
sunil31

Windows 7
 
 

I am still facing problem and no solution.
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16 May 2010   #26
thinsoldier

Windows 7
 
 

I still have the ejecting problem too.
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24 Jun 2010   #27
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Just a possible solution for anyone having this problem.

HotSwap - Friendly user interface equivalent to the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the notification area.

Quote:
It does the same thing as you can remove device from Device Manager but it provides much friendly user interface as you remove the removable device from the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the notification area. It also ensures that all data are written and flushed to the disk before the device to be hot-swapped, so you can use SATA/eSATA drive as a removable device much alike USB/IEEE1394 drive.
It's worth a try.
I have used it for years for my eSATA external HDD.
Let us know if it works for you.
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28 Jun 2010   #28
ralphie02

windows 7
 
 

hi everyone,

im been reading through this thread and i noticed that Manoj and i have a similar problem.

i just purchased an msi u123 netbook and installed windows 7 ultimate through my WD external hard drive. after i finished a clean install (and do all the updates), i realized that whenever i plug in my external hard drive, i cannot access the "safely remove hardware" icon. for some reason this icon appears for my mini sd and when i use daemon tools, it doesnt show up for my kingston DTvault flash drive and my WD 2.5 external hard drive. i dont want to improperly remove the hard drive as i heard this is risky....

Please let me know if anyone can help....if you need more details, please let me know so that i can provide them.

Cheers!!
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29 Jun 2010   #29
Rocv

Windows XP/ Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Just a possible solution for anyone having this problem.

HotSwap - Friendly user interface equivalent to the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the notification area.

Quote:
It does the same thing as you can remove device from Device Manager but it provides much friendly user interface as you remove the removable device from the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the notification area. It also ensures that all data are written and flushed to the disk before the device to be hot-swapped, so you can use SATA/eSATA drive as a removable device much alike USB/IEEE1394 drive.
It's worth a try.
I have used it for years for my eSATA external HDD.
Let us know if it works for you.
Thanks a lot Dave!
HotSwap worked perfectly for me! Now I can remove my 3g usb modem!
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