Vista won't let me Safely Remove Hardware!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by vanguardmellophone, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Whenever I use any USB memory stick with a computer running Windows Vista and
    I'm finished, I click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon to stop using it. I
    get a message saying that Windows cannot stop because the device is still in
    use, and to clase all applications. But all applications are already closed.
    The Task Manager shows no applications are open. I tried running a small
    program called "handle" to show any handles connecting to the USB drive, and
    it shows no handles. I've disabled Indexing Service just in case it was
    that. It still won't allow me to disconnect. It doesn't matter what memory
    stick I use, and all of these memory sticks will work fine and disconnect
    fine using the Safely Remove Hardware icon on computers with XP and Win2000.
    So to disconnect on the Vista computer I have to shut it down. What is going
    vanguardmellophone, Jul 27, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Go to Computer or Windows Explorer, right click on the drive assigned to the
    memory stick and choose Eject.
    Cal Bear '66, Jul 27, 2007
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  3. No good. That makes the light come on showing the USB drive is active, and
    it never goes off.
    vanguardmellophone, Jul 27, 2007
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    koze Guest

    You have to shut off delayed writing to the USB stick/devices. It's a option
    in the usb settings (select between Fast and Safe mode or similair). I
    can't be more precise at the moment not working in Vista.

    koze, Jul 28, 2007
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