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Tried to safely remove software as directed but states vol cannot be stopped and is unable to turn off hard drive

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This usually means that a file on the drive is in use by an application, or the operating system. Try quitting all your applications and then ejecting the drive. If that doesn't work, I would just restart the computer.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

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That needs a motherboard drivers upgrade.

What happens is that the BIOS starts detecting and checking booting devices.

Earlier motherboards are not able to detect external hard drives and boot from them.

So the solution to this is to turn off the computer and then disconnect the cable.

Remove safely the HD and then restart.

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I would try the correct voltage adapter and see if you can get it working.

You could remove the hard drive from the myBook drive and plug it into a PC to see if the hard drive is damaged or if it is the electronics/pcb that is inside the myBook drive.

You might be able to salvage just the hard drive (use it internally) and throw away (or keep for parts) the rest of the case/parts of the myBook unit.


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