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Windows 7: disengaging USB drive

17 Jan 2010   #1
Anderson2

Windows 7
 
 
disengaging USB drive

I have a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and noticed something strange.
When I connect my flash drive to it the device lights up - which is normal. But when I click on click on "safely remove ...." a popup soon appears that says it is safe to remove the device - but - the drive remains lit up! In my XP laptop the flash drive goes dark when it is safe to remove it.
Is this a setting in W 7 or a defect in the way the new laptop handles the USB port?
Thanks, Jeff


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17 Jan 2010   #2
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Could be a driver incompatibility. As long as you make sure you've given the drive a few seconds after copying files to it to finish, you should be alright.
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17 Jan 2010   #3
Anderson2

Windows 7
 
 

That is what I thought too but can you think of a way to figure out how to fix it? Which driver?
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17 Jan 2010   #4
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Probably the built in driver.

Have you tried doing a reformat of the thumb drive in Windows 7? It may help the computer recognize the drive better.
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17 Jan 2010   #5
Anderson2

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks. I'll try that. I have to first empty it.
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17 Jan 2010   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anderson2 View Post
I have a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and noticed something strange.
When I connect my flash drive to it the device lights up - which is normal. But when I click on click on "safely remove ...." a popup soon appears that says it is safe to remove the device - but - the drive remains lit up! In my XP laptop the flash drive goes dark when it is safe to remove it.
Is this a setting in W 7 or a defect in the way the new laptop handles the USB port?
Thanks, Jeff
I think it's normal.

On both of my Win7 machines, the light on the flash drive remains lit after the "safe to remove" message is displayed. I believ that it was the same under Vista.
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17 Jan 2010   #7
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried testing it myself, but my thumbdrive didn't even light up at all.
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18 Jan 2010   #8
Anderson2

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
I think it's normal.

On both of my Win7 machines, the light on the flash drive remains lit after the "safe to remove" message is displayed. I believ that it was the same under Vista.
Thanks. That is weird. Seems to destroy the purpose of having the light there.
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18 Jan 2010   #9
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's probably a drive incompatibility that the company will never fix because they don't release updates for those things.
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