I can't remove harddrive

I try to safely remove my Maxtor usb drive I get an error message: 'The
device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped because a program is still
accessing it.' There are no programs accessing the drive as I only use it
for storage. How can I eliminate this problem? Thanks.
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  1. just unplug it. lolol this sometimes happens with my usb, if you have windows then its okay to just unplug it.
  2. Improperly removing a USB drive is dangerous because data may still be waiting in a cache. You may see a "delayed write failure".

    Have a look in Task Manager and try to determine which task "owns" the drive.

    You could also configure the drive for "quick removal". I believe this effectively disables the write cache.
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