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problem ejecting usb mass storage device


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#1 nobuddies

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:55 PM

hello, I have a usb that was in use, I reformatted the usb, so I could store new material, the problem is that i can not remove the usb "safely." I have closed all programs but it still keeps on telling me. The same results.

"Windows can't stop your 'Memorex TD Classic 003B Device' device because a program is still using it. Close any programs that might be using the device, and then try again later."

I don't want to shut down and turn on the computer nor pull the usb out. (did that so many times with another usb that the usb became corrupted =[) Is there recommendations of an alternative to "safely" remove my usb?

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 04:09 PM

Take a look in Task Manager...see what might be running there that relates to the drive or anything on it...end that process and remove the drive.

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Edited by hamluis, 23 December 2010 - 09:54 AM.


#3 nobuddies

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:13 AM

could not find any programs relating to it. don't really want to be touching the task manager too much, might end my computer. =| would there be a software that u can recommend?

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 08:17 PM

Try this

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#5 nobuddies

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 11:53 PM

Follow these steps to resolve the problem:

1. Download a free utility from a third-party Web site at the following address:

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html

2. Click Find, Find Handle or DLL in the tool menu.

Type the drive letter of the USB device in the Handle or DLL substring textbox, and press Search Button.
Find the process and its PID in the following box.
In system process tree view, find the process according to the Find Handle or DLL dialog box.
Press Ctrl + H to show Handles in Lower Pane View.
Find the File according with the drive letter , and right click it, choose Close Handle.


in resolution: the file link is dead. =X could not download.

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* Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


i forgot tell say that i have windows vista. =X sorry. -.-;;;;;




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