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External drive will not shut down when i try to safely remove hardware it says try again later? I have a smartdisk model #usbflb160.

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It is because some process may e working with the files on the harddisk.or some windows may be open.

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My external firelite model #USBFLB40, stop work today, i tried in other laptoop, and its work but after i disconnect, i want to used it again, and dosent work, ether my lap, nether the other lap... ...


1. It may be due to the electronics in the USB case.
You can purchase a new case and install the hard drive and connect to the USB port to your laptop/PC.
If the drive is not seen after this then the drive itself may be damaged.
If you disconnected the USB drive without "safely removing it in Windows it may have damaged the hard drive controller.

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External hard drives don't need any program installed on your computer to run. Your operating system Windows, Linux should handle it as soon as you plug the usb in your computer. The programs included in your WD external hard drive are tools to backup your data.

If you try to hook up your hard drive to a Windows prior to XP, maybe your computer will not handle it.

It is always safer to safely remove your drive using the green arrow icon in the lower right corner of your screen. This way, the drive is shut down properly and you minimize chances of fails when you plug it again on another computer.

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I put about 30 Gigs of pictures on my wd 500gb hard drive and am trying to "safely remove hardware". but it says there is a program running that is using the hard drive and to close it. There...


The quickest route would be to go through the shut down process on the computer. That will close out any processes that are still running. I would only do this if you are absolutely sure all the data has been transferred to the external drive. If you're not sure, leave it for a little while and check again later. Hope this helps : )

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Can't turn off Hard Drive


The error means that you are using a file on the external hard drive and that it can not close that file when it is use. You have to close the program that is using the file first.

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Lets go on the assumption that you have your music collection on the external. If you still have your music player running when you try to disconnect, you will be greeting with the same error message.

If the external contains any files that your Operating System uses, you will get this message anytime the computer is on. An example of this can be your "Page File".

Shutting the computer down correctly is your safest bet until you find exactly what file is being used and what program is using it. During shut down, the computer closes any running programs. With no programs running, it will safely disconnect from the external HD because there will be no files in use.

If you manually disconnect it while the file is in use, you could very easily corrupt the file and make it unusable. This is comparable to an Operating System getting corrupted from a computer not being shut down correctly (pulling the power from wall without doing a shut down).

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You need to go to the Tool Bar, (bottom r/h side), and click on Safely Remove USB hardware. and choose your device and shut it down from here then remove.

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Just hooked up my pc yesterday worked fine. I shut down by going to start & turn off computor. Came back later to start back up. Monitor tells me in power safe mode. Tower doesn't seem to be starting...


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You can try removing external devices like (ex. usb printer, external Hard drive) and try to start the computer again. And see if there are lights on the tower

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I want to eject Have Cruzer Titanium 2.0 USB memory plugged into computer. No programs or files from it are currently in use. After clicking on Safely Remove hardware, the message Problem Ejecting USB Mass...


Make sure you have all programs and folders closed. Then try stopping usb mass storage, there should be more then one option so try removing the drive itself on the list. If that doesn't work. I myself would probably just restart the computer. Then try again.
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The device Generic volume cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later


why not try to use a separate program to safely remove the drive.

download here

what is it?
USB Safely Remove is a USB device manager. It saves time and extends user abilities on active work with flash-drives, portable drives, card readers and other gadgets.

post back and let us know.

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Won't recognize on windows XP(SP3)


try other usb port, or other computer and see whether the hdd is detected. If still not, try to go to device manager ( http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm ), and then assign a drive letter to the hdd. After that, try to access it from Computer, if not able to access it, format it (use quick format) and then use asoftech data recovery program to recover your files.
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I can't power down my passport. When I right click on the safely remove hardward icon, click on the drive to close and click stop, it tells me: "The device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped right...


This should be simple. It seems as though your PC is still communicating to your passport in the background. Make sure you are not copying/cutting and pasting anything to or from your passport.

Personally, I remove my thumbdrive without going through the proccess of: "Safely Removing Hardware". But this only because I know that my computer is no longer communicating to it, and because it not a matter of life and death to me if my data is erased.

But don't get me wrong, I do not reccomend pulling your device out "Unsafely". What I'm trying to say is, as a last resort, I would personally pull it out.

Anyway, completely shut down or disable all programs that may be communicating to this passport.

Then try "Safely Removing Hardware".

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