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Ejection Problem I installed mathcad to my external harddrive and everything runs fine but when i try to eject my external harddrive it tells me that it is in use even when im not using it. If i just pull it out then i will lose my mathcad (trust me already tried that one) Thanks for the help.

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  • tinker0bell5 Sep 25, 2008

    nah that did not work... there was nothing open but my internet window and my antivirus system (neither of which is on my external harddrive)

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Just because you are not using it does not mean that your computer is not using it ...press ctrl al and del simultaneously to get the popup task manager..then check the application tab.. if you see any processes running that originate from that external drive..select them and then select end task. then try ejecting your hard drive.. Let me know if that works for you...or if not.. I have a few other ideas that you can try... Good luck

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