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When i try to eject my hard drive, it says that it's currently being used by another program.. but that error only happens with my hard drive.. my friend has the exact hard drive and it doesn't happen to him

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You might have it sycronised with with another program when this happens right click in your toolbar select task manager thenselect processes and see what is running this is in xp
hope this helps

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