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The device Generic volume cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later

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Please scan the whole PC & External HDD, your system has got some virus/maleware.

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SOURCE: 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.

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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SOURCE: 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

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SOURCE: The device Generic Volume cannot be stopped right

If you tried to stop your external hard drive with it open in Windows Explorer, You will get this message. You cannot disconnect the drive in this condition. Even if you close Windows Explorer after, Windows still thinks it is open. The best thing to do, is restart Windows and when the screen goes black, shut the power off to the external drive or disconnect the USB cable. Disconnecting in any other way causes Windows to have problems with USB devices in the future.

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: after the use of my pendrive i cannot eject my

There must be some file or program open/running from your pendrive. Check and close all the programs. Check if any process is running in "Task Manager". Once all programs are closed you can safely remove your pendrive.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 'the device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped

You have to close all open files on that drive first - the drive cannot be stopped when there are files open on it.
Try closing all the applications that use files from that disk, and also any windows in which you see the contents of the drive.
Then try safe removal again.

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

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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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