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Windows 7: Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device

25 Sep 2010   #40
Paultx

Windows 7
 
 

I'm having sort of the same problem of hugga26: I can eject my USB drive, but I get no balloon notification. After I eject it, I still see its icon. To make sure it's been ejected, I click on the icon, and if it goes away, then I pull the USB drive. Sometimes I forget to do that and open Explorer to see if the drive is still there.

How can I get the notification back?


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25 Sep 2010   #41
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Are you using a USB memory stick, a storage device , or is it a wireless phone or wireless mouse USB dongle?

The wireless phone or wireless mouse USB dongle can be unplugged at any time.
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26 Sep 2010   #42
Paultx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Are you using a USB memory stick, a storage device , or is it a wireless phone or wireless mouse USB dongle?

The wireless phone or wireless mouse USB dongle can be unplugged at any time.
It's a storage device. It happens only on my 7 Pro 64-bit PC, not on the other in my sig.
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26 Sep 2010   #43
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Paul,

Double check to make sure that you have checked the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar box for the Notification Area icons to see if that may be why you are not getting the notice.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Sep 2010   #44
Paultx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Paul,

Double check to make sure that you have checked the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar box for the Notification Area icons to see if that may be why you are not getting the notice.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks, Brink. To save time, I keep Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar marked for USB storage pen drives. So I don't have to sometimes click that little up arrow to reach the icon.

I don't know what may be causing the notification pop-up not to show. Some conflict, I guess...
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26 Sep 2010   #45
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In Vista, this was sometimes caused by having the balloon tips disabled. Double check using the "manual" way in Method Two in OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to make sure that they are still enabled. It's the same in Windows 7.

Notification Area Balloon Tips - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums
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29 Oct 2010   #46
need4steer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Brink, thanks a lot for another great tutorial!.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bubbleboy84 View Post
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
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iksyaj View Post
Hi,
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".
The same here.
I have SanDisk cruzer micro 8gb with u3.
I'm trying to safely eject it, but it claims that some program is still using it.

Here is the notorious window screenshot:
Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device-usb.gif

Here is the event in the system event log:
level: information
source: userpnp
event id: 20011
task category: (7006)
description:
Device action request for device 'USB\VID_0781&PID_5406\0000167EB7736603' was vetoed by 'USBSTOR\Disk&Ven_SanDisk&Prod_Cruzer&Rev_4.05\0000167EB7736603&0' with veto type 5.
Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device-usb2.gif

However if I preform right click --> eject on the drive in "computer" it's working perfect.

Here SanDisk's reference to this issue:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1168
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/308/related/1


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15 Nov 2010   #47
Paultx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
In Vista, this was sometimes caused by having the balloon tips disabled. Double check using the "manual" way in Method Two in OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to make sure that they are still enabled. It's the same in Windows 7.

Notification Area Balloon Tips - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums
Didn't work...
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15 Nov 2010   #48
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Paul,

I've also seen the refresh part of your issue with the drive icon still there when it's really not sometimes solved by resetting folder views to default.
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15 Nov 2010   #49
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paultx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
In Vista, this was sometimes caused by having the balloon tips disabled. Double check using the "manual" way in Method Two in OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to make sure that they are still enabled. It's the same in Windows 7.

Notification Area Balloon Tips - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums
Didn't work...
Paul, depending on when this issue first began, you might try a System Restore to a date/time prior to the problem.

System Restore

If you don't have a restore point (turned off, too far back, etc.) I'd try running System File Checker:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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