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Ez Gig Ii Will Not Turn Off?


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#1 Ryan 3000

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:03 PM

So basically, I just got a new HDD with EZ Gig II that came included in the software suite. Well, since EZ Gig II has a dll file in it, I cannot reformat the disk to NTFS, delete the dll, cannot find the program in the CTRL ALT DLT menu, cannot eject it on the PC due to the dll being on it, nor can I uninstall it since it is not on that menu. WHAT DO I DO?? THIS WAS INTENDED FOR SCHOOL, NOT TO BE SOFTWARE GLUED TO MY COMPUTER!!!
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:16 PM

What brand is the drive? Was the software pre-installed on the drive? It's a cloning and backup program. Try wiping the drive and start over
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:17 PM

This is an Apricorn Aegis drive. The software I installed myself from included CD. If by wiping you mean reformatting I can't do that, it says tishell.dll is in use.
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:23 PM

What OS are you using?

Is this the second drive in your system, or the only one?

Are you booting from a CD and trying to format the drive?

Edit - ignore those last two. I see it is an external USB drive.

Maybe answering some of these will help troubleshoot.

One last - can you reformat it to FAT32? If so, once it is FAT32 you might then try to re-format as NTFS.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:26 PM

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It is already FAT32, the problem is it does not allow me to reformat at all because of the DLL onboard.
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:47 PM

According to their manual you go to My Computer, right-click on the drive and select format. Is that how you're trying to do it?
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 08:43 PM

Yes, that is how I am trying to format. I thought that was the only way to format. It will not allow me and tells me the following message when I try to delete it: "Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disk utilities or programs that are using this drive (I CAN'T!!!!) and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of the drive. Then try formatting again."
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 10:56 AM

I'm not real clear on just what you are trying to accomplish here, are you trying to partition and format the hdd for the installation of the operating system? And why are you formatting it for FAT32?

You can use a utility like KillDisk to wipe the drive and then use the OS installation disc to partition and then format the drive. The disc that you make will be a bootable disk, you may need to make you CD-ROM you first boot device in the CMOS.

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 07:42 AM

Sounds like some program is using the drive - and that's preventing the format.
I'd suggest booting into Safe Mode (pressing F8 just after the BIOS finishes loading and before Windows starts loading) and format it from there.

Alternatively, you'll have to locate the process that's launching this dll and kill that process. If that doesn't work (if it doesn't unload the dll when it's killed), then you'll have to modify your startups so that that process doesn't load at startup.

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