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Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' device because in use

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Two people above are retarded. It's a well known issue that M$ is too lazy to fix. Technically , closing programs that are using files/folders on the usb should work, but 99% of the time it doesnt work. Your best bet is to shut down windows, then unplug the usb device .

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Hi People;

I am using Server Standard 2008. I think this should make u guys happy though i havent tested it for XP, Vista, and Window 7.
Right click My computer -> choose Manage -> Right Click your usb Device or ext HDD -> choose offline;
You can now remove your Usb device

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Hezron Mainga

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Yes I can help, your hard-drive is still in use, ie. close windows that relate to you using this drive like programs or if you were searching for files, close these windows and programs so you can safely remove hardware

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Your system has virus . Install antivirus software and scan the whole computer in safe mode.

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This is caused by the drive letter assignments done by XP and 2003 server. To stop the drive you will need to access Computer Management, Drive Management and locate the drive assignments for the partitions on the drive. Remove the drive letter assignments (has not caused any data issues in my usage). After the drive letters have been removed you can stop. After several calls with SimpleTech they finally said to just unplug without stopping if the drive will be used on the same machine again. If you are moving to another machine the only issue with not removing the drive letter assignments is that the current assignments may conflict with assignments for CD's or other drives on the new machine.

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Antivrius or another program using it...You just need to stop all servicess on task menager then stop mass strorage device

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SOURCE: The device Generic Volume cannot be stopped right

If you tried to stop your external hard drive with it open in Windows Explorer, You will get this message. You cannot disconnect the drive in this condition. Even if you close Windows Explorer after, Windows still thinks it is open. The best thing to do, is restart Windows and when the screen goes black, shut the power off to the external drive or disconnect the USB cable. Disconnecting in any other way causes Windows to have problems with USB devices in the future.

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: device generic volume cannot stopped

Some program might still be accessing the hard drive thats why it cant be stopped through window.
The utility below is highly recommended since it will unlock those process that still using the hard drive. Refer below:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

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Please scan the whole PC & External HDD, your system has got some virus/maleware.

Posted on Oct 09, 2010

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