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Can't stop hardware

Hi, have installed garmin forerunner 305 ,fine it all works great ,but when i try to stop it safely it not listed so i can't, any ideas?

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Re: can't stop hardware

Down by the clock on your PC you should see the "G" logo. Right click and "exit" that should stop the software for you.

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