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The device Generic volume cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later

On a USB hard drive when trying to "safely remove hardware"

Can anyone give a true way to determine why this happens... I have gone thru many answers including checking which processes may have a lock on the drive. None seem to have it... Not explorer, not recycle bin (config), not indexing, etc....
It seems to happen more when you have a NTFS hard drive than when you have a FAT32 hard drive.

Please only respond if you know what it is... No guesses the device is scandisk u3. it permoms good for a while and now it cannot be ejected as before.

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1st off, is anything transfering? then pull it out. if your using windows, its being retarded as usual.

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4. Goto the Control Panel> System > Hardware > Device Manager. Look for your drive in the list of Disk Drives. Pick it and then pick the Action Menu and Scan for hardware changes. If the Flash Drive is working properly you should not see any errors. You should also be able to see the drive in explorer.

5. If you still do not see the Flash Drive in explorer but you do see it in Device Manager, right click it in Device Manger and unstall it and reboot and let windows search and reinstall the device drives.

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1. Hook your flash drive to any of the usb slot in your computer.
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  1. Open control panel.
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  3. Open Computer management.
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