How to troubleshoot ejecting usb storage devices from windows xp?

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Solved How to troubleshoot ejecting usb storage devices from windows xp?

Post by mike69 on Sat 18 Apr 2009, 4:51 am

I've been having this problem where I don't know if it's because I accidentally deleted the system volume information folder from my external hdd or not, but now, there's no eject button when you right click it in the properties menu and although I can see the green arrow icon in the task bar, when I click safely remove, it keeps saying that there is a project ejecting your usb device.

No processes or folders from the external is running. I don' think it's always good to simply power off the usb without detaching it first. How do you fix this?

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Solved Re: How to troubleshoot ejecting usb storage devices from windows xp?

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun 19 Apr 2009, 12:35 pm

From the information provided, I would save a copy of what is on the USB device on a folder on your hard drive, then I would format the USB device.

This should permit the device to be listed and have the EJECT or Prepare to remove option when the device is right click on in Windows Explorer.


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