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Windows 7: Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device

30 Jun 2010   #30

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Glad that it worked for you Rocv.

When I updated the BIOS on my laptop, the windows Safely Remove Hardware started working.

This might help in some cases.

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07 Jul 2010   #31

Dual boot: Windows 7 Professional 32bit and Windows XP Service Pack 3

Hi all,

I realised my cruzer micro 4GB thumbdrive could not do safety remove using U3 as well as the safety remove icon. But strangely, I can go to "My Computer" and rightclick both my U3 drive and thumbdrive to do a Eject, the U3 and safety remove icon are still in my notication area.

I tried to update my U3 lanchpad version, it doesnt help at all.. any idea to help me fix this problem please? I have other thumbdrive without U3, I am able to eject them using the safety remove at notication area. I have dual boot of windows 7(default boot) as well as windows XP
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23 Jul 2010   #32

Windows 7
Safely ejecting a device not working

There is no notification after I click on safely remove the device. The device won't eject properly. I hope you could help.
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23 Jul 2010   #33

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Hugga, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What is the device, and is it still listed in Safely Remove Hardware after you eject it? Does it give you any type of message (ex: error)?
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23 Jul 2010   #34

Windows 7
Safely removing device not working

It is a Vodafone USB dongle. Yes, it is still listed in the safely remove device and there is no error message showing up.
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23 Jul 2010   #35

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Since it is a USB modem and not a storage device, you can always safely remove the device by just unplugging it. :)
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31 Aug 2010   #36

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Am I just plain thick, or did they remove the Eject and that other option from the device's explorer context menus? If not, why don't see it? If so, how do I get it back?
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31 Aug 2010   #37

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello StupidUser, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The "Eject" option is still available in "Devices and Printers" for listed storage devices only.
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05 Sep 2010   #38

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I'm having problem on my cruzer micro (8gb) flash drive. It seems that when I safely remove it, the light on the flash drive doesn't stop. On other pc it does when safely remove.

I've tried the different ways to safely remove as on the 1st page. I noticed on "Devices and Printers", when I eject the flash drive, a warning appears on the icon that means "It needs troubleshooting".
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05 Sep 2010   #39

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Iksyaj,

This happens with various USB drive sometimes. If you get the Safe to Remove Hardware notification pop-up message after ejecting the USB drive, then it will be safe to disconnect the USB drive even with it's light still on.

In "Devices and Printers", the warning icon just indicates that you will not be able to use this USB drive again unless you unplug it and then plug it in again. That's all. This is the troubleshoot report for mine with the same thing.

Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device-troubleshoot.jpg

Hope this helps,

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