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Windows 7: USB Probem?

22 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 professional
USB Probem?

Hi All,

I have a new laptop with Windows 7 professional installed, and a 2 year old Desktop which I installed Windows 7 professional about 2 months ago. Both machines work fine.

Any hardware that is plugged into a USB port work fine, but when trying to disconnect with the mouse, a box comes up in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen saying: "Ok to disconnect (and whatever the hardware is)". So far so good. Unfortunately the USB external hardware remains powered via the USB. Also, sometimes a box appears in the middle of the screen saying that the usb is busy at the moment and to try later. No amount of waiting give a result.

Best regards

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


Even if you safely remove the drive, it will still receive power. If you want, you can change it so that you do not need to safely remove the drive. In Device Manager, find your drive, right-click on it, and select Properties. In the Policies tab, select Quick Removal.

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Hope this helps,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 professional

Hello JK,

Thanks for the info. I will get a collection of my USB devices together and give it a go.

Kind regards
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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