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How can I remove the option to eject SATA drives from the Windows 7 tray icon?

The Safely Remove Hardware icon in Windows 7 offers the ability to eject my SATA drives, including the boot drive. I don't see myself ever needing this - especially not from the convenience of the ...
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How can I remount an ejected (not just unmounted) USB drive on Mac?

I frequently eject an usb stick, and then realize I still need it. If I unmount the drive in Disk Utility, I can just remount it, but if I eject, it's gone. Not showed in Finder Not showed in ...
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How to “Un-Eject” a USB Flash drive — Eject is easy (safely remove hardware), but what about Un-Eject or Reconnect?

There are times after I eject a USB Flash drive, I want to copy some more files over to the USB Flash drive. In this case, do I always need to unplug the drive and plug it back in? Is there a way to ...
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How to remap eject key on MacBook keyboard to “delete”?

I own a first generation MacBook Air and this has bothered me since the beginnings. When I bought this thing, I was sure I'm not going to carry a DVD drive. I don't use it. WiFi has worked pretty ...
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How do I recover files from an USB flash drive?

I have a flash drive that was used primarily on a Mac, and it was ejected improperly. Now when I put it back in, the computer (I tried 2 different Macs and 3 PCs) does not even register the flash ...
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Can I disconnect a USB drive while copying is paused in Windows 8?

As you all probably know by now, Windows 8 consolidates all simultaneous file copy operations into one single dialog. Also, wonder of wonders, you can now pause any of the operations as well! What ...
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How can I force my Mac Mini to eject a DVD

Today I put a movie DVD into my Mac Mini, but the Finder doesn't show it => the Mac doesn't seem to know it is there. How can I force an eject? Note: Booting with all kinds of keys CMD, ALT, Apple ...
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How do I disable the CD drive eject button in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable CD eject button on laptop My baby brother keeps messing around with the CD drive. I tried the software from Disable CD eject button on laptop but it didn't work ...
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Disable unsafe USB removal warning on OS X

Is there any way to remove the warning message that pops up on Mac OS X when you remove a USB device without ejecting it properly first?
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Is There A Need To Safely Remove Device If “Quick Removal” Is Enabled?

i have been always ejecting devices from USB prior to removing them from computer and then i thought that if i have "Quick Removal" set, would i still need to eject? What could be the worst case if ...
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Disable possibility to eject internal hardrives

I recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium and suddenly saw that I could eject my internal hard drives: With my previous installation (Professional), this was not possible. How could a (by ...
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Is it possible to eject a cd in a batch file on Windows XP?

I've seen a few executables/utilities that do it, and many forums that say it is not possible to do. But is there any DOS command that I can rely on in a typical XP installation?
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How can I programmatically “eject” a keychain on OS X?

I'm using a script to eject a small USB key I use as a “identity” drive, which contains some secure information. Of note, it has an OS X “keychain” file on it, which contains some of my more secure ...
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How do I eject the media devices or phones that are group under the Portable Devices category since there is no eject options

I notice that media player or Android phones (using MTP mode) that is connect to Windows, they are usually group under the Portable Devices category. Under this category, when you right-click, there ...
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How to eject a CD if Windows won't eject it?

Right now I have a DVD in my laptop drive and the computer is hard at work trying to pry some readable bits from it. Judging by the sound of it, it is utterly failing. But while I realize the ...
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The Device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later

I am getting the following error on a 320 GB Western Digital external HDD that has 250 GB of music, and I can't eject it with the safely remove hardware icon. The device 'generic ...
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How to find out which process is using an external USB drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I identify what application is using the file? Often when I try to eject my external USB hard disk, I get this message: Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage ...
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Is it safe to plug out external usb harddisk when logoff?

I've tried to eject an external drive but it just won't be ejected. I know it is safe to pull out the external drive when the machine is shutdown but this is a fileserver and I can't shut it down just ...
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How do I audit CD/DVD tray opening events in Windows 7?

Since installing Windows 7, the entire office has experienced random CD tray openings, sometimes while we are in the office, sometimes not. On my PC, I have two disc-reading devices, but only the ...
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Is there an RSM replacement in Windows 7? (to eject USB and Firewire devices from command line)

I know Windows XP and previous had an rsm.exe file in the <root>\windows\system32 folder that could be used to manage media. I used this command in batch files and from the command line to eject ...
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Why must I always press the hardware eject button when a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray disc fails to read correctly? [closed]

The compact disc (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray) has been around for at least two decades - and yet if my computer has a problem reading a disc it will continue spinning away until I physically eject the disc by ...
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diskarbitrarationd consumes 100% CPU for 10 minutes after ejecting a USB drive

Recently I've had problems when ejecting a Seagate SRD0SP0 USB 2.0 hard drive from my Macbook. It has two partitions, one is my Time Machine backup, the other an ExFAT partition for media. There is ...
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Internal Blu-Ray drive not recognized

This only just started happening yesterday, but when I put a BD disk into the drive and tried to do anything with it (just right clicking on the BD drive in Windows explorer), Windows explorer would ...
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how do you eject cd using keyboard on dell inspiron 6000

The eject button on my cd / dvd drive is broken. I can still eject using windows explorer from the context menu. I need to reinstall windows. Is there a function key combination i can use from the ...
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Ejecting SATA device in Linux

How to eject SATA device properly in Linux? I know eject command can do it for usb device: eject usbDevicePath Does it work same way for SATA devices? Will it sync caches, and properly power down ...
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CD-DVD drive won't eject

I have an Amilo Pa 1538 Fujitsu Siemens Laptop. For two years it has given me all sorts of problems like overheating etc. Here is what happened this time: With the computer turned off, I pushed the ...
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1answer
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Cannot mount USB after unsafe eject

I have a 16GB usb flash drive and I made it bootable to install Linux Mint. But for some reason, I couldn't install and did an unsafe eject. Now, I cannot mount the drive, neither on Windows nor ...
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Where to connect the eject cable

Hello I have bought the chasis of an HP Slim Line S5747C with the factory motherboard and no DVD Rom. I added my own DVD Rom, but as you can see from the picture there is a separate eject button, ...
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How to remove my usb device from safely remove hardware and eject list

I have a third party usb device, when i plugged in it is showing in the safely remove hardware and eject list. I want to disable that feature. Could any help me out how can achieve it. Disable ...
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How to hide external drive's Eject button in Mac OS X

How can I hide/disable the Eject button for a specific external drive, like JetDrive or StorEdge, in a Mac OS X? Because usually the JetDrive or StorEdge does not need to be removed. The Eject button ...
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How to fix Windows 7 device removal notification loop

Bit of an odd one this. One of our PCs is getting caught in a loop some time after being turned on, usually after a USB storage device has been attached - sometimes an iPod, sometimes a GPS. ...
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How to eject Windows 7 DVD when installing on MacBook Pro?

During the installation process of Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro, it asks me to eject the DVD so that I can put in a disk with drivers. I have the driver disk but I can't figure out how to eject the ...
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Unable to eject disc from laptop [duplicate]

I am using a Alienware mx14 and am unable to eject the hard disc from my laptop . I have tried to right click and eject but i get the following error message : I have tried the following from ...
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Why is Windows 7 ejecting my CD-ROM?

I'm inserting a CD-ROM with some older software on it into the DVD drive. When the drive settles down, Windows Explorer shows the drive as E: under Computer. As soon as I click on the E: icon, the ...
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1answer
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Eject a USB modem in the scheduled tasks

I need to schedule a task to eject a USB modem immediately when the power fail. I had searched in EventLog and found the EventID for power Failure, put it in the Triggers,but in the Action I didn't ...
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Non-ejected Time Machine external HDD no longer connects to Mac

I accidentally unplugged (without ejecting) my formatted external Seagate HDD I've been using happily as a Time Machine on my Mac. Now the disk itself isn't recognised by the computer, and the light ...
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How to obtain the “eject” / “remove safely” for USB on Windows 8?

I've got a very serious problem which I've seen many other users have too: there's simply no way anymore to "eject" / "safely eject" an USB drive from Windows 8 / Windows 8.1. By googling I realized ...
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Samsung NP355V4C optical drive completely disconnected [closed]

This laptop is less than a year old. It runs Windows 7. Today I found I could not open the DVD drive by pressing the eject button on it. It does not show up in My Computer. I found the manual ...
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can't eject one USB drive at at time: can only eject GROUPS of drives (Windows 7)

I can't eject one USB drive at at time; I can only eject GROUPS of drives. Using the eject USB drives icon in the system tray, the drives are grouped (in ways that I don't understand; maybe by USB ...
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Unplugging disk during error checking

I'm currently running a check disk on my external hard drive, and it's in phase 4 with no visible progress on the progress bar. Unfortunately, I have to turn off the computer that's running the test. ...
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How can I disable a CD drive without any special software?

I have a Lenovo w510 laptop. When it came, its CD drive was powered off; I right-clicked it and enabled power to it. Now I want to power it off again, without using any software. Does anyone know ...
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Forgot to unmount/eject external hard drive, lost moved files. Mac OS X

So I was using my Mac with my external hard drive connected via USB. I moved about 10 GB of data to it (via drag and drop while holding down the Command key to move the files rather than to copy ...
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How do i remove internal SATA disks from the “Safely Remove Hardware” menu?

I have installed Windows 7 (Ultimate) on a pc with an ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX motherboard, which is an AMD AM3+ motherboard with an AMD 760G/SB710 chipset. Everything installed ok with the latest drivers ...
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1answer
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Can't eject an external hard drive

I was attempting to backup my system with Time Machine and for whatever reason a passerby disrupted the hard drive wire and the backup failed due to an 'improper ejection'. Now, after attempting to ...
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How do I “safely remove” (eject) an SD card or other removable media from the command line? [duplicate]

I can eject a network drive using net use X: /DELETE but when I try to use this same command on removable media I get an error: The network connection could not be found. More help is available by ...
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Remap Apple MacBook Eject key in Windows?

I have a MacBook with Windows 7 on it as my daily driver. My MacBook has a nearly useless Eject key, but I wish it was a forward delete key. KeyRemap4Macboook works great in OS X. Is there any ...
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Why do I need to eject an ipod before disconnecting it?

Is there any good reason that I need to wait for iTunes to give me permission to remove an iPod from my computer?
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Remapping 'eject' with '0/)' on MBP

My zero key on MBP (the one next to 9), is completely dead. No opening, cleaning, or anything else helps revive it. Anytime I need to press zero, I have to press Fn+M (the keypad zero). Even worse, ...
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Have to eject DVD after every write with growisofs

I am writing files to a DVD with growisofs once a day. Each time I append to the DVD, I have to eject the DVD and then re-load the DVD in order to see the file I just wrote. I am using RHEL 5.0 and ...
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What exactly happens when a USB device is ejected on a Mac?

When a USB device is ejected using the GUI in Finder, what exactly happens at a low level? Are there certain signals sent to the device? The reason I am asking is because I am trying to emulate ...