Question about Seagate FreeAgent Go 120 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

1 Answer

Ejecting of harddrive

I have just bought a new 120gb and after backing up last night it wouldnt allow me to eject - message was "generic volume cannot eject now, try again later". I closed every possible thing on my computer and tried continually over a period of approx 3 hours. Eventually left it hibernating overnight and this morning I still could not eject. I eventually just took out 2 the USB cables.
Please could you therefore answer 2 questions :

1. Will there be a problem due to my unplugging the 2 USB cables without properly ejecting first?
2. How do you eject if you keep on getting this message and what must I do?
Would appreciate any help as soon as you can.
Thanks a lot.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers

Hi,

The only reason for the display "generic volume cannot eject now, try again later" is because it is still being accessed by your PC. This may be due to considerable large file size being transferred and/or being backed up, virus scan, a utility is still doing its work.

To answer your concerns:
1. Will there be a problem ...
Normally no, but yes it does happen. It happens when the actual physical removal of the USB connector(s) is not a continuous single motion.
2. How do you eject ... Shut down/power off your PC, once off remove and reboot.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Jan 13, 2008

    Hi again,

    Missed mentioning that if you remove abruptly, there is a very high probability that you will loose any of the save data to the external USB drive.

    Cheers.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Jan 14, 2008

    Appreciate the rating and glad to be of assistance.

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2003 cadillac cts will not eject cd


Hi, Worst thing you done was to remove the battery, but ref: CD player look under the volume control (on/off) you should find a very small hole enough for a paper clip to be pushed in & eject the cd check your fuse since removing battery may have caused quick short touched & blown fuse. Please give feedback at crossflowspeed@hotmail.co.uk Thanks, Malcolm Campbell.

Sep 27, 2017 | 2003 Cadillac CTS

1 Answer

I bumped my newer ps3 slim and now it wont read games or movies what is prob wrong when i put a game in it sounds like its going to eject but dont


The disk drive holder has probably been knocked out of place, contact Sony 08705998877 Sony Playstation Customer Service.
Or take it to your local generic electronics repair store.

Dec 02, 2011 | Sony PlayStation PS3 Slim 120GB Bundle...

1 Answer

Canon GL1 message to eject tape... I want to transfer it to puter. any suggestions?


Canon GL1 was working fine last night,now it want do ANYTHING today,want power up or anything,want even eject tape when I push eject button. Any suggestions?

Jun 25, 2010 | Canon GL1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Iomega 1TB desk top won't eject.


Some of the iomega hard drives don't communicate with Windows XP very well. Ejecting isn't needed, but you simply unplug it. Just make sure you are not accessing it at that time. You can also shutdown the computer and unplug it then. Restarting the computer may also allow you to eject it.
Hope this helps! Rate my solution!

Dec 30, 2009 | Iomega 1TB Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive

1 Answer

We had no control of the DVD that we watched last night. No pause, fast forward, etc. Tonight, trying to watch another DVD and the one from last night continues to be playing and will not eject. Neith


Sometimes when you unplug the set ffrom the wall power or a while 1-2 minutes, and then plug it back in the problem will resolve itself. The DVD may eject. If it does, check it for damage, warping or dirt. If this does not fix it- you probably should take it to a repair center.

May 27, 2009 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Problem ejecting/stopping Seagate Freeagent Go 250GB hard Drive


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

May 10, 2009 | Seagate FreeAgent Go 120 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

2 Answers

Won't Eject Tape


same problem, after you hit eject is pops out and never opens up, to the right of the "push" button is an arm with a spring, pushing it back will open that side, on the left side is a pin with an arm you can move the arm back the pin moves and the other side will open as well, wont fix the problem but will get you your tape back.  I have a very upset wife, we had a jvc mini DV went out one winter change in temp killed it instantly, now our canon has sat a few years and wont work either,  we bought a flip video, it works. 

Oct 06, 2008 | Canon ZR60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

2 Answers

Eject disc, power off, error message


I would just send it back, especially if it for free. I wouldnt tamper with it at all.

May 04, 2008 | Nintendo Wii Console

1 Answer

KDC.716S Mech error issue


Try the tiny reset button on the front just below the volume down button.

Nov 10, 2006 | Kenwood KDC-716S CD Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Seagate FreeAgent  Go 120 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive Logo

771 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Seagate Computers & Internet Experts

Arora Singh
Arora Singh

Level 2 Expert

180 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Computer Links

Level 3 Expert

2386 Answers

Are you a Seagate Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...