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Windows 7: Seagate FreeAgent request system restart

04 Sep 2011   #1
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit , Window 7
Seagate FreeAgent request system restart


I am using FreeAgent Go 5oo GB , when I try safely remove FreeAgent Go always show the error massage " Seagate FreeAgent Go USB device can not be uninstalled right now because the system request system restart " and I have to restart every time.

I have already tried the following :

1. Close all application and end recent file process.
2. Check " don't remove file to the recycle bin, remove file immediately when delete" in the recycle bin.
3. Disable write caching on the device in devive property "policy" tab.
4. Using third party sync.exe to flushes disk buffers together with HotSwap!.exe yet still shown the same error massage.

What would be the cause of the error massage ? Also please suggest the appropriate way to safely remove the device and I would appreciate all advise.

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04 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)

How exactly are you trying to Eject this drive? I've seen a "cannot be STOPPED right now" but never a "cannot be UNINSTALLED right now"?
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04 Sep 2011   #3
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit , Window 7

I normally eject FreeAgent by sync.exe and "safely remove hardware and eject media" icon which previously work accordingly.

Aside, I am not pretty sure weather this error massage happens after i have tried to clone XP partiton to freeagent and add entry to window 7;however, I deleted boot manu on account of boot failure yet left the XP cloned partition in the external HD incase of using some applications on other system.

Could this possibly be the cause? Any suggestion to avoid this error massage , please?
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04 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)

So your C:\ drive thinks there's a bootable system on the USB drive? And it's gone? Yeah I think that would mess it up pretty good.

I think what I'd try is to unplug the USB drive, then boot your PC with a Windows Repair disk and select the Startup Repair option.
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