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Windows 7: Why do I always have problems disconnecting my external hdd

03 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Why do I always have problems disconnecting my external hdd

Every time I connect my external usb hdd to backup something,when I try to eject the drive(safely remove hardware),windows always says that the drive is used by something and will not allow me to safely disconnect the hdd.

If I just connect the drive and then disconnect it with "safely remove hardware",then it's fine but if I do some copy=>pasting,I have to set the drive to offline from device manager to be able to use "safely remove hardware"

It's 2TB "TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 USB Device" and when I check with Process Hacker,nothing is using the hdd.

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03 Oct 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Mostly because it's not a flash drive... otherwise it's best to shut down completely before disconnecting the external drive.

Win-10 and 8 the game changes because fast startup changes into more of a hibernation deal than shut down even though the start button listing still says shut down.

I believe you can go to devices and printers and Uninstall the device ?
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 Why do I always have problems disconnecting my external hdd

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