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#1 novo

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 10:04 PM

I have Windows XP Pro SP2 in my PC. But last few days I have faced a strange problem, when I try to stop and ‘safely’ remove any pen drive or card reader from USB ports of my computer, I always get a message that – ‘The Generic Volume can not be stopped because there is a program still using it.’
How could I safely remove those storage devices? And how to determine the program which using those devices?
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 11:03 PM

Are you closing all of the files and applications that you are using with the drive?

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 12:08 AM

Do you have an AV or other scanning program ghoing through the file on the drive? I ran into this prob once at work, it ended up being our Office Scan doing a full scan on all drive on the computer in the background. Once I told it to stop scanning I could remove the drive.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 12:05 PM

Why even bother "Safely removing Hardware"? What difference does it make? Just make sure all windows of the external drive are shut, then disconnect it! Why do people do this? Im sure there is an answer, but i have no idea what it is yet.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:29 PM

Why even bother "Safely removing Hardware"? What difference does it make? Just make sure all windows of the external drive are shut, then disconnect it! Why do people do this? Im sure there is an answer, but i have no idea what it is yet.


Because if you don't you may lose the information that you have on the flash drive.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:48 PM

This problem can be a symptom of a malware infection. See this link for a similar situation.
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:32 AM

Thank You BUDAPEST. You are right. This is a malware. I also recomend others who are suffering from this problem to follow the link BUDAPEST posted to solve this matter.

The link is - www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/03/01/how-to-fix-problem-ejecting-usb-mass-storage-device-error
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