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Safely Remove Hardware

In trying to remove 'My Book' from my computer, when clicking on Safely Remove Hardware I get the message 'Windows cannot stop the 'Generic Device'. This is despite all programmes having been closed?

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Re: Safely Remove Hardware

Sometimes this can happen with Generic Drivers.

Make sure you installed any drivers that came with the device, and if they didn't come with any try going to the Manufactures website and downloading the drivers.

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download here

what is it?
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post back and let us know.

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