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WD Passport Portable Hard Drive 120 GB Problem saftly removing hardware. Receive the message 'h device ' Generic volume' canot be stopped right now. Try stoping the device again later.

How can I correct problem so USB stuff can be safely removed

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  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    I'm having a similar issue, I think. Every time I remove my portable hard drive from the computer (unplug the USB cable), it automatically reboots the system. Quite annoying--and it only does it on this box, my other computers don't have this issue, just my new system. Any ideas?

  • John lamb
    John lamb May 11, 2010

    what do u mean? does it say "windows delayed write error?" if so then yes there is a problem but otherwise u can pull it out as long as no file is being written or used at the time.

    please give me more info

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I hit the icon to release scandisc and window states device 'generic volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later.

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Well i cannot actually figure out your problem well all windowsxp and windows vista allows you to safely remove your usb device well wats the error like diid you check microsoft for lates updates and patches !!try it oderwise tell me the exact error or problem!!thanx

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