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View Full Version : Safely Removing Portable Hard Drives



b_ball_player9
11-05-2005, 03:11 AM
Hey
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

thanks

oracleguy
11-05-2005, 10:07 PM
If you have any explorer windows open, that could cause the device to be in use.

JamieR
11-05-2005, 10:23 PM
Are you running any programs that might be accessing it and/or reading/writing data to and from it?

b_ball_player9
11-06-2005, 12:05 AM
nope, everythings closed,



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