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Why is Safely Remove Hardware so slow?

I have never used a computer where pressing the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media"-button has resulted in an immediate response. Most other functions responds almost immediate, whereas it almost ...
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1answer
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Mid-2013 SanDisk Cruzer Fit driver to fix option to Safely Remove Hardware

The mid-2013 SanDisk flash drives report back as fixed or permanently-installed drives rather than removable drives. Windows 7 uses that flag to determine whether or not to list a drive in the Safely ...
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Stop Windows asking me to eject ATA device [duplicate]

Recently reinstalled windows and have AHCI enabled (perhaps it has something to do with AHCI mode). Basically, I have the option now to eject my hard drives in the "Safely remove hardware and eject ...
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Adding The Safety Remove Hardware Option To The Desktop Right-Click Contextual Menu?

Is it possible to add The Safety Remove Hardware Option to the Windows desktop right-click contextual menu to aid in the removal of usb devices ?
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Unplugged my USB 3 without safely removing hardware and now my other machine won't read it

The title says it all, really! I unplugged my usb 3 drive to take it to my lounge and plug into the media centre and hey presto, it can see the drive, but it shows as an empty folder. Funnily enough ...
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How to eject multiple devices simultaneously?

Is there a way to eject/safely remove multiple drives (ie flash drives) at once on Windows? That is, without having to click on each one and then clicking "eject"? Could this be done with a batch ...
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How can I find out who's trying to eject my disk?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T520 running Windows 7 Enterprise. It has an internal SSD (C:) and a second hard drive (D:) installed in place of the DVD drive. At various times throughout the day, a window ...
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External HDD is always in use when trying to safely remove

I have a WD 1TB Elements external hard drive and every time I use the Windows 7 "safely remove" feature, it gives me a dialog telling that a process is using the disk. Using Sysinternals Process ...
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How to safely remove a device blocked by the System process with a handle on \$Extend\$RmMetadata\$Txf

I have an external HDD which I would like to "safely remove". Unfortunately, my system (Windows 7 x64) complains that "the device is currently in use". Using Process Explorer I discovered which ...
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3answers
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Windows 7 not detecting external hard drive but Ubuntu is detecting. Why?

I have a 500 GB Toshiba external hard drive. Since yesterday Windows 7 stopped detecting it, however I do see it listed on the "Safely remove hardware and eject media" icon on the taskbar. Then I ...
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2answers
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Turn off drive after “Safely Remove”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: USB hard drive doesn't graceful power off after eject on Windows 7 When you click "Safely Remove Hardware" to disconnect an external hard drive, Windows XP flushes ...
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Safe removal of USB mass storage device not possible

I have a 1TB external hard drive. Whenever I try to safely remove it, it says that the device is still in use. I looked through all my processes and I can't find anything using the device. It's ...
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4answers
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Is time a substitute for Safely Remove Hardware?

In Windows 7, before unplugging an external hard disk or flash drive, you are ideally supposed to use the Safely Remove Hardware option to make sure there aren't any writes still pending. Suppose it ...
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Windows 7: Keyboard shortcut for Safely Remove Hardware dialog

A popular keyboard shortcut to invoke the Safely Remove Hardware dialog is to use the destination as: Rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL HotPlug.dll The dialog that is displayed when this ...
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Windows 7: Safely Remove Hardware keyboard shortcut not working

A popular keyboard shortcut to invoke the Safely Remove Hardware dialog is to use the destination as: Rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL HotPlug.dll The dialog that is displayed when this ...