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Windows 7: Safely Remove Hardware function not working

26 Mar 2011   #21
gregrocker

 

SFC checks the integrity of System Files, which control the Safely Remove function.


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05 Apr 2011   #22
Marky

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

Had this problem as well and had a good look all over the internet. I too did the SFC check but that didn't fix the issue. I found that my Devices and Printers window hanged and never loaded, just sat there with the green bar. So I looked at the potential problems for this hanging again people pointed to SFC again which didn't work as previously mentioned, however at the bottom of this page, a post by Rakesh Narayan Lal, he mentions fixing the Bluetooth service not starting automatically. This may not be the exact problem, as in your bluetooth service may be starting correctly but if your Devices and Printer window hangs then that may be your cause as the eject hardware icon also hangs trying to eject the device. So something may be causing the window to hang!

Hope this helped!
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11 Apr 2011   #23
pestul

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yep, that was exactly it Marky thanks. At first I thought it was Windows 7 SP1 that fixed the issue as that is when I noticed it started functioning again. After reading your post, I realize that I was fiddling with Bluetooth in the eeePC when it started functioning again (devices and printers was borked too like you posted).

Cheers.
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23 Apr 2011   #24
dutara

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marky View Post
Hi,

Had this problem as well and had a good look all over the internet. I too did the SFC check but that didn't fix the issue. I found that my Devices and Printers window hanged and never loaded, just sat there with the green bar. So I looked at the potential problems for this hanging again people pointed to SFC again which didn't work as previously mentioned, however at the bottom of this page, a post by Rakesh Narayan Lal, he mentions fixing the Bluetooth service not starting automatically. This may not be the exact problem, as in your bluetooth service may be starting correctly but if your Devices and Printer window hangs then that may be your cause as the eject hardware icon also hangs trying to eject the device. So something may be causing the window to hang!

Hope this helped!
Wammo! Fixed it! My original problem was no longer getting the 'safely remove' message, the icon apparently went dead. Then chasing down a solution I found the Printers and Devices search went constipated. I'd have never of thought it was due to Bluetooth services being off. Much thanks.
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