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Windows 7: Eject disk

11 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
I just keep my cool and detach the disk when this happens, and I've never had any problems because of it.
Some devices are supposed to have the ability to disconnect/power off without ejecting, but I think it is most safe to reboot given that situation. Comes down to preference.

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11 Oct 2009   #12
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

What happened is that some process had a handle on your disk. Usually the easiest is to wait until you shutdown the system and remove the device then. At shutdown, all handles are released.
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02 Jun 2010   #13

Windows 7

Here we go again. This time I have a clean install of Win7 Home Edition. I just plug the disk via firewire, copy a file, then want to eject it but it says a process is still accessing it How annoying.

I also realized that in the disk list in Explorer, my WD disk is missing icons (see screenshot) .. do I need some special drivers for it ?

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