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Old January 12th 12, 03:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
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Default Suddenly can't safely remove external USB drives

On Jan 12, 9:39*am, BillW50 wrote:

I rarely have a problem with safely remove. As it is usually like
Explorer is looking at it or something. But USB Safely Remove has a
force remove feature. Have you tried that? Windows should let it go then.



Yes, tried that.

I just tried it again after a reboot and it's telling me that it can't
find any processes locking the device that it might be locked by
Windows.
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Old January 12th 12, 03:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
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Default Suddenly can't safely remove external USB drives

On Jan 12, 10:27*am, Doc wrote:

I just tried it again after a reboot and it's telling me that it can't
find any processes locking the device that it might be locked by
Windows.



Getting this error

http://safelyremove.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=323

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Old January 12th 12, 04:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
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Default Suddenly can't safely remove external USB drives

On 1/12/2012 9:32 AM, Doc wrote:
On Jan 12, 10:27 am, wrote:

I just tried it again after a reboot and it's telling me that it can't
find any processes locking the device that it might be locked by
Windows.



Getting this error

http://safelyremove.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=323


I have seen utilities, applications, etc. that monitor drives on the
system. Most of them play nicely and don't have a problem with safely
remove. But once in awhile, some of them do. So can you think of
anything you are running that might be monitoring disk space,
temperatures, etc. that isn't native to Windows? I bet it works in
safemode. eh?

Yes the forum admits your problem does pop up for some. And they say it
is a Windows bug which they are working on getting around.

And you and I know, in a case that you can't safely remove something,
powering down then remove is always safe. Although we both should check
on this, but logging off *might* be safe too. If that is ok, that is
much faster. I'm not suggesting this as a fix or anything, just a
workaround until we figure out how to fix your problem.

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Old January 12th 12, 04:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
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Default Suddenly can't safely remove external USB drives

Doc wrote:
On Jan 12, 10:27 am, Doc wrote:

I just tried it again after a reboot and it's telling me that it can't
find any processes locking the device that it might be locked by
Windows.



Getting this error

http://safelyremove.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=323


For tools, you can try Sysinternals Handle program

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...rnals/bb896655

Apparently, Process Explorer also does handles, but it may take
a bit of work to get the handles displayed on the screen.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...rnals/bb896653

What you're looking for, is any open files on any partition
on the hard drive that can't be removed.

Paul
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Old January 12th 12, 04:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
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Default Suddenly can't safely remove external USB drives

"Doc" wrote in message ...
On Jan 12, 9:39 am, BillW50 wrote:

I rarely have a problem with safely remove. As it is usually like
Explorer is looking at it or something. But USB Safely Remove has a
force remove feature. Have you tried that? Windows should let it go then.



Yes, tried that.

I just tried it again after a reboot and it's telling me that it can't
find any processes locking the device that it might be locked by
Windows.



Maybe you not looking at it Right,

http://news.hot-text.ath.cx:81/usb.png



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Old January 13th 12, 02:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
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Default Suddenly can't safely remove external USB drives

"Doc" wrote in message ...
On Jan 12, 10:27 am, Doc wrote:

I just tried it again after a reboot and it's telling me that it can't
find any processes locking the device that it might be locked by
Windows.



Getting this error

http://safelyremove.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=323


Its not a Microsoft error, but a kingston..

http://www.kingston.com/us/company/contacts


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