Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the Step 5: In Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, please follow these directions: Right-click on (My) Computer. By the way, the instructions you are following re the Backup aren't really relevant to your situation. Problem solved thanks guys! #11 Trevor Condon, Apr 2, 2014 John Hanson New MemberJoined:Apr 8, 2014Messages:2Likes Received:0 Saltgrass said: ↑If it says a Safe Removal is not required, then that is weblink
Don't show these FacebookTwitterEmailPrintGmailFavoritesMore... (294)Powered byAddThis Windows will not allow me to safely remove my drive. There are some devices, such as memory cards in a USB reader, if you safe remove them, it messes up the USB port. Shop Tech Products at Amazon You Might Like Notice to our Readers We're now using social media to take your comments and feedback. It found the process searchindexer.exe and I "unlocked it". http://www.pcworld.com/article/2927972/when-windows-refuses-to-eject-mass-storage-5-ways-to-safely-remove-a-usb-drive.html
Let's speed that file sentence searching program Bought agency bond (FANNIE MAE 0% 04/08/2027), now what? But when I chose to remove the drive, then I got that same error. Why does a (D)DoS attack slow down the CPU and crash a server? The program will tell you what process or processes are causing the problem.
and it worked and also removed the drive from the safely remove tray thing, don't think i've seen the latter before but ok. –barlop Jun 21 at 9:42 add a comment| Actually I'm pretty sure that quick removal is default. Cause: In most cases this is caused by an anti-virus or anti-spyware application installed on your PC. Can't Safely Remove External Hard Drive You can turn off both Indexing, and Restore Points points for the drive.
If so, the hard drive does not need to be Safely Removed manually from the system. Just turn off the hard drive or disconnect it at your convenience whenever the hard drive Why is this 'Proof' by induction not valid? It will show down any searches you perform on that disk though.Or you can always disconnect it safely after you've shut down the system and all system processes have stopped. dig this You should be able to remove it now.
share|improve this answer answered Sep 4 '14 at 14:30 kjbartel 1114 When I still had the disk, I was pretty sure I had it in performance mode. Windows Can't Stop Your Generic Volume Device Because A Program Is Still Using It Select the USB drive letter tab on the top. I cannot remove it using the command line (access denied). No matter how many times I try to close it, it continues to stay "in use".
question, I get the following result: Process: System, PID: 4, Type: File, Names starting with E:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$Txf What is the $Extend folder and why is it in use? http://brrian.net/hard-drive/unable-to-defragment-hard-drive-xp.html I hear Transactional NTFS is used by autoupdate, but have no clue why the system would want to place this on an external disk and then be unable to stop it Next time you plug it in, it won't be automatically mounted. None of them did. How To Eject External Hard Drive Windows 10
whs, I don't have any imaging or backup programs in use, so it's something else. I had the samething happens to me too but it was the drive itself that was a little mess up change over to a seagate hard drive then it well eject Does a byte contain 8 bits, or 9? check over here That always works, but it takes time and interrupts your workflow.
imaging programs like Ghost or Acronis) can keep your drive "in use" even though you are not actively doing anything. Cannot Eject Usb Drive Windows 10 Thanks much, granny Reports: · Posted 7 years ago Top grannyGrump Posts: 24 This post has been reported. My Western Digital Passport, ejects reasonably fast, with maybe 2 or 3 tries at most; my BusLink always ejects on first try.
Apologies Saltgrass, originally I read your post wrong and was looking for Policies on the Device Manager list but not in Disk Drives where I've now found it as per badrobot's But it will work; no question about it. I also considered that it might be my anti-virus running an active scan. Usb Safely Remove I'm kicking both of them to the curb this week, and install Avast on both machines. (no internet connection, so I don't need such elaborate suites.) Just Logging Off and back
yeah you can do that as well. See this MSDN article for more info. RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse How-To Geek Forums / Windows XP Usb Hard-drive won't eject (10 posts) Started 7 years this content Besides, it might not work.
Type offline disk.