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This device is in use...no it's not

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#1 RbtCmpt


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 07:44 PM

I plug a usb flash drive in my Windows 7 desktop and every so often when I try to eject it, "This device is currently in use...." I backed out of all files and folders and lookin' straight at the drive name in My Computer. The thing keeps constantly blinkin for a few minutes to several hours. What's it doing?

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#2 gigawert


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 09:58 PM

It could be still writing files to itself, or there must be something wrong with it.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:29 AM

I see that same thing many times, try clicking on another drive before ejecting.  Also thoroughly scan it for malware, it is possible it has a bug.

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