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Windows 7: Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device

16 Aug 2012   #80
kman1953

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Brink,
Thanks again! Makes me feel better knowing what's going on there.


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16 Aug 2012   #81
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome kman.
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25 Sep 2015   #82
tonyw

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Shawn,
An old post, but your tip to "... then for next time uncheck Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar (click on link) box and click on OK. Afterwards check the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar box and click on OK. This will toggle these settings off an on to have it work again".

I tried other tips that didn't work. I now have the icon again to "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media". Toggling all-on then, off and selecting the one I want to show and toggling on "Show icon and notifications" worked.
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25 Sep 2015   #83
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Tony. I'm glad it could help.
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08 Apr 2016   #84
pxfragonard

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

Hi Shawn. It's strange, but, the external drive I use for music won't eject. It says that an application is still using it. But it isn't. When I tried to eject it through the Devices & Pinter method, it worked! Two questions: any idea why it works one way & not the other? Second, any idea how to find out what application or service is using it when if fails to eject?
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08 Apr 2016   #85
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello pxfragonard,

I'm not sure why one method would eject it and not the other. You could check in Task Manager to see what is running that be holding it up.
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08 Apr 2016   #86
pxfragonard

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

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

I'm not sure why one method would eject it and not the other. You could check in Task Manager to see what is running that be holding it up.
Hi back. I've looked there and no apps were running. Looked in Task Manager but don't really know what I'm looking for. No apps running. I'll include a screen shot of all processes. Maybe you can tell me if you can spot something that might be connected to external drives, please?


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09 Apr 2016   #87
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I would suspect that it may be the app you were using to listen to the music, or anything that was accessing the drive that could have hanged.
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09 Apr 2016   #88
pxfragonard

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

That's what I thought, but the vlc wasn't running. Thanks anyway.
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