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Simpletech 250GB removing it from a pc...

I've tried the "safely remove" feature and eject but the same box pops up every time stating that it's still in use, close programs and try again. But nothing is even open and it's not in use to my knowledge yet it still will not eject safely and I'm afraid to just disconnect w/o it saying it's OK. HELP me please, I tried the tech support number and waited 22 min and still no one, couldn't spend anymore cell minutes on hold...

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  • phillsar Sep 25, 2008

    thanks so much. Will do!

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Shut down your pc and it will auto shut down the drive, then plug it out and you will be fine

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uncheck the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" option in the device manager for USB Hub Properties, Power Management Tab.

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i will pass on what was given to me for information. if you are still getting power to the drive you can remove the external casing, remove your pc side panel, where you would insert memory and plug the hard drive into the tape inside your pc to see if the pc will recognize the hard drive. if you are not getting any power or platters spinning then it is more serious. i wish you all the best. cherie

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