Please guys help me i really don't know how to eject my Flash Drive safely when it appears How to safely remove a USB drive when “Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' device because a program is still using it.”? please how tell me im really worried.
If you are not actively using any files on that drive (eg. a file is open in Word) then chances are it's something internal happening, such as
- Antivirus scan
- Windows search indexing
In these case I prefer waiting a bit - 5 (10 max) min and the problem resolves itself. If it doesn't, or you can't wait then see P. Ktinos's answer.
However, when this happens to me I wait and if it doesn't fix then I simply pull out the usb drive - haven't had anything broken so far. EDIT: if you do this, you must be 100% sure that there is no writing going or you can brick your device