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Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (8) Collapse - Mac Recovery by nrkmann--2008 / October 1, 2011 9:27 AM PDT In reply to: It is most likely... The time now is 08:22 AM. -- Mobile_Default -- TSF - v2.0 -- TSF - v1.0 Contact Us - Tech Support Forum - Site Map - Community Rules - Terms of Move the data to the Mac, format the drive, move the data back, and use in the WinTel computer. I went to device manager and uninstalled the device driver by right clicking on the external drive.

If waiting doesn't clear it I will SHUT DOWN the comp0uter, disconnect the USB device, then Start the computer again.The only difference with your method is, I don't restart but shut My System Specs OS Windows 7 Ultimate x86 reneftw View Public Profile Find More Posts by reneftw 30 Jan 2011 #8 marsmimar Win 7 Pro 64-bit 10,413 posts South Central Next, I'd temporarily move whatever data is on the external HDD to another location (perhaps the internal HHD.) Then format the external HDD to give yourself a clean platform to work Hope it helps!

Is anyone aware that there are Safely remove USB drive programs that sit on your bottom task bar and you jsut click on them nad the disconue access to the drive Here's more context: I recently bought a Kingston V300 120GB SSD to replace my old HDD in my laptop and give it a boost. then open your USB drive.

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  4. Before unplugging the drive, it needs to be dismounted by dragging the drive to the Trash Can.Wait a few seconds after the drive has gone into the Trash Can; once the
  5. some drives geometry just sometimes seems to make windows unhappy if all your getting is the scan and fix or don't scan then i wouldn't worry about it your data should
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I use an external USB hard drive for my backups. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged Same error occurs when I connect the drive. Whenever I have this problem, I simply choose to restart my PC.

When I searched for the file that ProcessExplorer said was accessing the drive Norton was mentioned in many of the results for that file so it sounds likely that Norton 360 So could anyone here help me out? solved Seagate portable hard drive - can't eject safely solved Didn't eject external hard drive, now it won't recognize solved error when trying to eject my external hard drive my hard Second, your antivirus is in the process of scanning the device or has left a file/folder locked as active.

It really seems to be a USB 3.0 quirk. Hard Drives FUJITSU PLATA 160GB IDE Internet Speed fast ariel5345 View Public Profile Find More Posts by ariel5345 Unable to safely remove external hdd. « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - FAT32 or NTFS... Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) Register to remove ads #2 noknojon noknojon Banned 10,871 posts OFFLINE Gender:Not Telling Local time:01:22 AM Posted 23 January 2011

drive from my desktop, where it did not report any errors, and as soon as it's plugged into the laptop it claimed to be in need of scanning for errors. original site by Tapisfun / September 16, 2011 12:33 PM PDT In reply to: How do I safely remove USB hardware drives, when it says it's still in use?! The reasoning for this is that if a particular cell of the memory on the thumbdrive was damaged by unplugging it, the long format should catch it. please help me?

Fwiw I just moved the ext. I have had success with using a MacIntosh to read the drive the WinTel computer will not. You can either close the pop-up window or it will close by itself. I attach the printscreens, hopefully someone will explain me what can I do.

Computer Help forum About This ForumCNET's forum on computer help is the best source for finding the solutions to your computer problems. Brand new monitor issue No 2.4GHz band connections on... All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Remember Me? I find it very useful since I can select a key combination for safely removal for every type of external storage device.

Linux repairs the open file problem, when properly unmounted in Linux.the smallest fastest linux is "Puppy linux." a free down load, install on a CD boot from it. But any further attaching and removal of the same drives to either my Windows 7(64) and Vista (64) dsktop PCs's does not reproduce the same error and further safe removal and Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy


My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number Asus OS Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 CPU I5 875K Unlocked Motherboard P7P55D-E-PRO Memory Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600MHz 9-9-9-27 @ 1.65V XMP Graphics Card EVGA

Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? If not, wait a few minutes and try it again, if it refuses, then just unplug it. My System Specs Computer type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number Sony Vaio VPCEB47GM Laptop OS Win 7 Pro 64-bit CPU Intel i5 2.4 Ghz Memory 8GB DDR3 Graphics Card Intel HD 3000 I was experiencing the same problem until I realized that the backup software that came on a recent external hard drive application was doing real-time backups to the C: drive; then

Unable to "safely remove" external hard drives on either of my computers This is a discussion on Unable to "safely remove" external hard drives on either of my computers within the General Support Ext4 on a Win8 external drive?I read that with "Paragon ExtFS for Windows" I could use Ext 2/3/4 in my Windows 8 environment. I think this happens to nearly everyone, and I've asked the same questions when it seems like nothing could be accessing the USB drive. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - try opening my computer...

Once, I've eliminated that possibility, I generally find that Windows Explorer itself has somehow "locked" the drive in question, and simply closing that window will "free" the USB drive so that I.e., software off before hardware off. Then try the Safely Remove option again. 01-23-2011, 06:44 AM #4 CCT Helper Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 4,126 OS: abacus Some AV programs run removable media So far i have just been giving up on waiting and disconnecting, with no ill effects, but tis discussion has me worried, so it could help to know about the formatting.....How

Hardware & Devices Safely Remove Hardware External HD Still runningWhen I click to Safely Remove Hardware (External HD) the LED light is still on and I can feel the HD still If you ran any commands from your USB drive that are still running, you should shut them down. Register Windows 7 Forum Forum Windows 8 Forums Drivers & Hardware Cannot safely remove external USB 3.0 drive with Win8.1 Cannot safely remove external USB 3.0 drive with Win8.1 10 Nov MESSAGE OF USB'S STILL IN USE --Submitted by: GEO2003 Restart not Recommended as the Best Option --Submitted by: High Desert Charlie Stop "caching" in on your usb devices. --Submitted by: RobertWFrei

Gabriel RaianoMay 14, 2015, 4:00 PM Hawkeye22 said: fb39ca4 said: Either way, the fact that Safely Remove Hardware refuses to work means that there is still a program using the drive. So what you are doing is requesting that the OS sync down the device and not access it any more, like it would do for a shut down. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (2) Collapse - Restart or Bail Out!


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