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    Question Safely Removing Portable Hard Drives

    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

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    If you have any explorer windows open, that could cause the device to be in use.
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    Are you running any programs that might be accessing it and/or reading/writing data to and from it?

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    nope, everythings closed,


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