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Safely remove hardward does not work with external drive

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Anonymous
August 6, 2005 9:57:23 AM

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When I try to "safely remove" my external hard drive I get a error message
that reads "the device cannot be stopped right now. Try back a little later."

In "device manager" the radio button is check for "optimized for performance".

This is not a new problem. It has never worked with my external hard drive.

the drive is a deskstar 160gig from hitachi. When I bought it from compusa
they had pkg it with an external case. I'm not sure if that has anything to
do with it or not.

I'm running xp pro.

I hope someone can help.
Anonymous
August 6, 2005 6:12:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Hi,

On a side note, you will want to make sure System Restore is NOT set to monitor the
external drive.

Keeping System Restore Healthy
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/healthy.html

--
Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://bertk.mvps.org


reedski wrote:
> When I try to "safely remove" my external hard drive I
> get a error message that reads "the device cannot be
> stopped right now. Try back a little later."
>
> In "device manager" the radio button is check for
> "optimized for performance".
>
> This is not a new problem. It has never worked with my
> external hard drive.
>
> the drive is a deskstar 160gig from hitachi. When I
> bought it from compusa they had pkg it with an external
> case. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it or
> not.
>
> I'm running xp pro.
>
> I hope someone can help.
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