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Problem Ejecting Usb Storage Drive


I have dell inspiron 1564 with intel core i5 4gb ram and 500gb hard disk, windows 7 64 bit operating system, when eject any of usb mass storage like flash memory, mobile device or my kindle have message that safely remove it while it still in active it's disappear from devices and removable storage window but still appear in printer and devices with yellow triangle troubleshooter icon, i have flash memory with red led and still this led on and not goes to off . Don't know what's problem and how can fix this problem?

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Problem Ejecting Usb Mass Storage Device

I'm having problems ejecting my usb external hard drive. I store my music on the drive and would like to have windows media player readily have access to that library. Thus, when i added a folder on the drive to the music library on my computer, i can no longer safely remove the hard drive. Are there any fixes for this issue since it is highly inconvenient to have windows media player rescan my drive to reestablish my library? I am currently running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit if that's at all relevant.

Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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What is the solution?


Posted On: 2010-03-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-03 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Ejecting External Hard Drive

Using the ejecting external hard drive procedure, i get a ms typed response that drive is in used and directed to close off any program using it. None is being used at the time. Opening up "devices and printer" gives me a trouble shooting opportunity to no avail. Other than doing a restart or shut down, what can i safely do to pull out usb port connection of external hard drive. Any suggestions?  This is my first time using forum, i hope this works. Because i gave my email address in the sign up, i am expecting a response through that method.

Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I've tried this on two other computers and they both have the same problem. When i plug my memory card into my camera it can easily see the pictures stored on there. I was going to try to reformat the memory stick but if it can't be detected at all, how would i do that?


Posted On: 2010-07-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Computer Cannot Recognize Usb Storage Devices

I am using a brand new hp with windows 7. The first time i plug any thumb drive or my external hard drive into any usb port my computer immediately recognizes it by name and i able to use files on it and save to it normally. When i safely remove it and come back the second time and plug it into my computer nothing happens. I go to my computer and see it is shown as "unknown device". When i use the "trouble shoot hardware devices" tells me it is not recognized and i get this message:

Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

 I have tried turning the computer off and rebooting but i still get the same message. I have used the update driver and get the message that the proper driver is installed. I have gone to the "windows 7 compatability center" and my simpletech 160 gb external hard drive is listed as compatible. Please tell me what i can do to make my computer recognize and allow me to use these devices. Without being able to use them so that i can do work at home and take it back and forth to school, i really have no need for the computer in the first place !

I am able to use all my external usb storage devices on xp at school as well as on an old laptop at home with no problem. The only problem i have is windows 7 apparently. Since i have tried three different usb plug n' play devices with the same result (each of which was recognized only the first time i plugged them in) it obviously is not the fault of the storage devices.

Is anyone out there?


Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Event Id 11 When Plug Storage Device Into Usb Port

My equipment is a toshiba tecra a11-s3531 laptop with windows 7 professional, 64 bit. This computer is new within the past two months. Everytime i plug in a usb san disk cruzer 8gb drive or a seagate free agent go 320 gb portable hard drive into any of the usb only ports on this computer, two or more event id 11 errors are immediately logged in theevent viewer. The corresponding message is "the driver detected a controller error on deviceharddisk%dr%".

The % placeholder is different numbers at different events. Plugging into the combination usb/sata port does not generate the error. I have tested this behavior on an exact out of the box factory software configuration with absolutely no modifications except as needed to easily see the events in event viewer.

I occasionally see misbehavior of applications and one recent freeze which prompted me to look at the event viewer. This is when i noticed the event id 11 errors. I have also seen other error messages. I don't know if they are related, so i thought i would tackle the first one that appears time wise. Does anybody know the cause of these error messages?

My gut feel is that it is a driver problem since the computer is new and the error is logged when plugging multiple types of storage devices into any usb only port. The mass storage usb driver appears to be usbstor.sys version 6. 1. 7600. 16385 (win7_rtm. 090713-1255) which appears to be the default microsoft driver with windows 7 professional 64 bit. I have seen other very similar problem descriptions posted on other websites.


Posted On: 2010-08-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Mass Storage Class Devices Fail To Install

I'm having problems plugging usb mass storage devices into my pc (it's a dell xps8100 for what that's worth). Existing usb storage devices in that class (e.g. I had been using them on this particular system for a while) work fine. I have an ipod 5th gen, which  is a usb hard disk from windows' point of view, and it's fine. So are a few sata hard drives that i put into vantec usb housings, as are memory keys i've already used and cf/sd card readers. But. Devices that are brand new to this system. Nope. I have observed the behavior with a (very old) ipod nano 1g, several run of the mill usb keys, and another ide hard drive in a venus ds9 enclosure. All of the above use generic drivers - e.g. Disk.sys, partmgr.sys. When i plug them in, the balloon comes up.

Installing drivers. And then it gives me the dreaded red x. Driver not installed. If i go into device manger and have a look, i always see the failed device as a root device. And usually with an identifier i have not seen before. For example, if i plug in the venus ds9-housed hard disk, a root node appears called "other devices || usb2. 0 storage device" (written exactly like that) with a yellow triangle (driver not installed). With the ipod nano. "Other devices || ipod" and same yellow triangle. Always code 28 (driver not installed) now i decided to get cute and go update driver || browse my computer. And try searching windowssystem32.

It still fails, and reports the following: windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. Usb mass storage device (imagine a usb icon to the left of that)the system cannot find the file specified. Since the "file" is disk.sys, it must be there, otherwise windows would not even boot. S i said, this will also happen with usb memory keys. One more data point, vmware workstation is installed on this system.

If i have a vm running and plug in any usb storage device, it will be installed/connected to the guest os (normal vmware behavior). Under vms, the devices that don't work in the host, work fine in the guests! So it is not a hardware problem, it's something in my particular windows 7 installation that is wrong somehow. (Vms i tested were win 7 x86, winxp mce, and w2k8. Works fine in all/any of them)so. I've exhausted just about every path i can think of. Nukeing windows and reinstalling is not a viable option for me. Nyone seen similar/have any ideas as to what i can try next?


Posted On: 2010-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 13 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-14 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Win 7 Fails To Assign A Drive Letter To A Usb Drive

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Posted On: 2010-07-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Eject Usb Hard Drive, Drive Always In Use

I have a 500gb maxtor onetouch 4 external usb backup drive that is set to do weekly backups with windows backup. This works great except that everything and their grandmother wants to spin the hard drive up whenever possible. This is not an ideal situation: with exception to backup, this drive is not used for anything. So i had a great idea, i'll keep the drive unmounted until i need to backup which then a newly created scheduled task would mount, backup and unmount when done! Well, turns out, windows doesn't think so. And this makes me a sad panda.

Posted On: 2009-11-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Usb Flash Drive Not Seen In My Computer But Seen In Drive Management

I have a problem win 7 dose not recognize usb flash drive it is seen in drive management and has a letter assigned to it but it is not seen in my computer it works fine on xp pro and home.

Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Secondary Drive Or Any Usb Drive Is Not Accessible

After installing windows seven on my primary drive (followed the installation procedures for 7 on 32 bit xp pro) all works fine except my secondary drive or any usb drive is not accessible.get error message they are not available. They are in the setup bios and in devices, but in my computer if i left click i get the error message.

However my secondary disk is a sata 500 gig drive. Windows 7 will recognize dvd/cd drive but only the "c' drive (of hard drives)> i have tried usb drives in addition to the sata but it does not read them, only tells me they are not accessible. The one exception was the windows easy transfer data sent to a usb disk made prior to loading windows 7.


Posted On: 2009-12-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I got a problem when i installed windows 7. I have an aplicattion that works fine on xp and vista too (i had to disable uac to install my personal aplication), but it doesn't work on 7. I tried the new compatibility sistem and got a new failure. When i run .exe file it goes fine until copy the new files to a temp directory, suddenly a box appears saying "not enough storage is available to process this command". I have about 280gb of free space on hd and 2 gb ram, what should i do?

Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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To find a driver for this device, click update driver. I have about 2, 5gig ram free and about 590 gig of disk space free so that can't be it right?The things i have tried are:running the setup file as administrator, performing a disk cleanup, creating a new account with administrator acces, "telling" windows installer where to find the driver installer. Nothing works. Doe's anyone have any good ideas?


Posted On: 2010-07-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I installed win7 on my husband's laptop the other day with no troubles. His is able to still access the networked drive without a problem and is running great. So great, i went and got it for my laptop. My husband's laptop is running the 64 version of home premium and mine the 32. I used upgrade advisor and fallowed all the recommendations it gave. Including uninstalling itunes. I saved my itunes files to the external drive and can't access them.

I have a hp pavillion dv6000 running webroot security suite.
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Posted On: 2010-03-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-03 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-02 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-13 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .