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Remove USB device from command line

Win7 laptop is in recovery mode where only DOS prompt is available for issuing commands. Is there a cmd.exe command that does the same as this to eject a thumb drive? enter image description here

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marked as duplicate by Bob, ChrisF, Hennes, Indrek, 8088 Oct 11 '12 at 21:20

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Nitpicking. Replace "DOS prompt" with "cmd.exe, or any other shell on a black background, but not DOS". – Hennes Oct 11 '12 at 20:51
@zundarz: See latter half of my answer here and let me know if it helped. – Karan Oct 12 '12 at 1:19
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Not from recovery mode, but as long as there are no active I/O processes, you should be fine to just pull it.

unless you're livebooting, then NEVER PULL IT unless told to by the live OS.

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There should be a way to do this in the Recovery Console as well. @zundarz: See my answer in the linked thread (obviously couldn't post here due to the thread closure, which like Jared I tried asking about in chat but the mods were apparently too busy or asleep to reply). – Karan Oct 12 '12 at 1:17

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