View Full Version : Safely Removing Portable Hard Drives

11-05-2005, 04:11 AM
I just bought a new 40gb portable hard-drive, every things sweet, exept for sometimes it wont let me safely remove it, it just says "The generic device is being used, please try again later" and when i bought it, they told me that i had to safely remove it or it would crash and i would lose all data, it dosent happen all the time, sometimes it just lets me, but other times i have to fully shut down my laptop to remove it,

any ideas how to solve this?

any info would be greatly appricetd as this is getting extremly annoying


11-05-2005, 11:07 PM
If you have any explorer windows open, that could cause the device to be in use.

11-05-2005, 11:23 PM
Are you running any programs that might be accessing it and/or reading/writing data to and from it?

11-06-2005, 01:05 AM
nope, everythings closed,