Can't safely remove usb hard drive


G

Guest

When I try to safely remove my Maxtor usb drive I get an error message: 'The
device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped because a program is still
accessing it.' There are no programs accessing the drive as I only use it
for storage. How can I eliminate this problem? Thanks.
 
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John

Most likely you still have a view of it open in windows explorer or my
computer. close it & try again.
When I try to safely remove my Maxtor usb drive I get an error message: 'The
device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped because a program is still
accessing it.' There are no programs accessing the drive as I only use it
for storage. How can I eliminate this problem? Thanks.
 
G

Guest

I had the same problem. Then I decided to shutdown the system and pull the
USB off while it was shutdown. During the reboot mine stops and says...
insert boot device... and until I plug it back in the system won't boot! Try
and boot without your Maxtor connected.
 
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mike loeven

i think i found a fix for this as well as the fix for phantom drive accesses.
in the disk properties there is a check box that says allow indexing service
to index this disk for fast file searching. if you uncheck this and select
all folders and subfolders. it does fix the problem for me. but if you havent
done this try disabling the indexing service and trying to eject the drive
again i have a feeling that is whats locking it down. if you have an active
virus scanner you can try adding the drive to the exclude list or disabling
the scanner just before ejecting. alot of services can access the disk
without you knowing that they are even there
 

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