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Eject USB storage on Windows 8.1: 2 different brand drives appear as sub-options under same option

I have a HGST Touro 500Gb USB3 drive and a Samsung 1Tb USB3 drive attached to my Windows 8.1 Pro machine and a few other drives as well. When I go to safely disconnect one of these drives, in the ...
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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 have Safe Remove icon in the system tray in Windows 10?

In my installation there is no Safe Remove icon in the system tray. It is not hidden, simply there is no such icon. (I checked in "Notifications & actions" and there is no such icon in the list, ...
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Set an external HDD to shut down mode

I use udisks --detach /dev/sdb for safely remove my hard disk. This command works like safely remove menu in nautilus when you right click on an external HDD. The problem is, after 2 sec hard drive ...
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Prevent device from being ejected (Windows 10 Pro)

I have a fixed device (5.25 device), a smartcard reader, that is ejectable and appears in "safe removal". The problem is that if I misclick this smartcard reader while is about to eject a USB memory, ...
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How to fix damaged NTFS partition?

I have an external HDD with one NTFS partition. I wanted to transfer some files between PCs, so I have copied some files from Debian PC to the drive. After then as usual I have chosen safety remove ...
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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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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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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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How can I remove the option to eject PCI device from the Windows 10 tray icon?

My ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard keeps showing up under the safely remove hardware tray icon in Windows 10 x64. If I 'eject' the device my soundcard stops working. The device that Windows 10 ...
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Which Windows events purge USB storage cache?

Let's say I logged out of my user account in Windows (back to the Welcome screen) and suddenly realized that my USB thumbdrive is still in. And I would like to eject it. Do I have to log back in in ...
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External HDD failures with safely remove usb

I have external HDD ADATA SH93 500GB. OS Windows 7 64 bit. Its file system is NTFS. When I unplug the HDD from my PC sometimes it fails and it is not recognizable from the Windows. My suspicion is ...