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Windows 7: Eject hardware showing "Windows host process"

13 Apr 2009   #11
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What's weird is I have 4 USB flash drives like everyone is talking about. They all work like they are supposed to. The one I am having problems with is a 250 GB Seagate external hard drive. I hate to mess with it too much....it has all my back-up stuff on it.

I hate to use a third party app when Windows should do what I need.


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13 Apr 2009   #12
johngalt

 

One of my 4 GB UFD works like it is supposed to - but that one is the one that I have my Win7 install files on.

The one with the PortableApps menu system is the one that goes stupid, particularly when I run KeePass Password Safe. I think ti is b/c of the way that KeePass creates a system-wide key to allow for automate user name and PW entry - since that is linked to the program, even when the program exits it is still somehow in Windows 7 leaving a trace of itself somewhere, and thus the UFD fails to eject.

Of course, I have never tried running the app in Vista compatibility, and that might solve my problems....

Hmmm....
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13 Apr 2009   #13
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

My solution is clearly a bad one, but you could just unplug it. It shouldn't be a problem for Hi-Speed USB 2.0
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13 Apr 2009   #14
johngalt

 

Sigh. I already *do* that - the point is that Windows is not *releasing* the device even when it is not in use at all. That is a problem. A bug, but only if I can verify it is not actually b/c of the software that I run from it....
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14 Apr 2009   #15
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So do any of you "more experienced" people know why the "safely remove hardware" icon would be showing "Windows host process"? Is it supposed to be doing this?

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14 Apr 2009   #16
LordAnubis3

windows 7 build 7077
 
 

I had windows 7 build 7077 and had this same problem.i formatted because the problem was beginning to annoy me.
the funny thing is that with fat32 pen drive the problem doesn't occur.
i will install again to see if the icon nate42nd shows in the image occur to me as well.
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So do any of you "more experienced" people know why the "safely remove hardware" icon would be showing "Windows host process"? Is it supposed to be doing this?

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14 Apr 2009   #17
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That makes sense, that external HD is NTFS format. Good tip to check into....
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