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Why does my dvd player eject spontaneously

Why does my dvd player eject spontaneously even while playing a dvd? This happens on Windows10, and a restart sometimes seems to fix the problem temporarily. I have searched google for this problem, ...
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How to find which process has open my cdrom drive

I am on a Debian OS and recently my CDROM drive opens by its own at random times. I read this DVD drive opening automatically and sudo setcd -s /dev/sr0 gives me: /dev/sr0: Auto close tray: set ...
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Can't safely eject external hard drive on Windows 10. How to Solve it?

Whenever I am trying to eject my external hard drive I am getting "Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device" alert and it is not allowing me to eject the device safely. (System : Windows 10 ...
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How to uneject C drive

I ran the command mountvol c: /D in windows 10 and now the C drive is ejected. Even after a restart it is still ejected. Is there a way to uneject it? I do have a windows installation disk.
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How to eject external harddrive, if it's already offline?

I had issues ejecting 2 external harddrives. I got the usual Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device This device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device and ...
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Eject button is greyed out for external hard drive on Windows 10 [duplicate]

When right clicking my hard drive in This PC, there is no Eject option on the context menu. Also the Eject button on the ribbon toolbar is greyed out so it won't let me click it. It only appears in ...
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Can't eject drive - any idea what the following processes are? [duplicate]

I am having trouble with the time-honored problem of ejecting 2 external hard drives (Seagate). Windows tells me that both of them have files in use. Handle shows me the following: PS blarg> ...
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Safely Ejecting a Drive - I almost never find any program using the device. Why doesn't Windows say which programs are using the device?

I've read "just pull it out anyway", and I've read "you'll be sorry". Shouldn't Windows be able to tell me which programs are using the device, and ask me if I want to close those ...
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Eject connected external hard drive using cmd

Is there any way to eject external hard drive safely which is currently connected to the pc only using cmd? I can only use cmd right now and GUI is out the question.
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Drive can't be ejected the first time, despite "Quick removal" being enabled

This related answer isn't relevant because it's FAT-specific and I use NTFS. I have a 1.5TB BitLocker-encrypted external hard drive formatted in NTFS on which I make large backups using BorgBackup on ...
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Issue Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device (which program is using it?)

Nothing angers me more than this message: It's especially annoying when I don't have any programs open, and it's probably some leftover process from something I had open earlier that's still ...
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Why is my udev rule called twice?

I am working on CentOS 7. I wrote a udev rule in order to start a service each time a cd is inserted. The udev rule is the following : KERNEL=="sr1", SUBSYSTEM=="block", ACTION=="change", ENV{...
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Whenever I try to safely remove any USB device, I keep getting this error. "WMS Volume Sideband 7" error issue

enter image description here I am unable to fix this USB issue. It keeps appearing when I try to safely remove it. Normally, the error should be GENERIC VOLUME but in my case, it shows WMS Volume ...
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No EJECT option to safely eject a portable hard drive Windows 10 system

No EJECT option to safely eject a portable hard drive but if i connect a USB stick there is. How do i safely eject the Portable Hard Drive.
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Differences in unplugging an external hard drive from USB2 port vs USB3?

On a Win7 laptop, when I plug in any external USB3 platter-based hard drive into a... USB3 port, and then click on the Eject option in the system tray (and receive the Windows message that it safe to ...
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How does SanDisk name drives in eject dialog

I have a Sandisk Cruzer Blade flash drive and its been driving me insane trying to figure out how they make it say Eject Cruzer Blade instead of Eject Removable Disc.
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Why are large amounts of data from an HDD accessible minutes after unplugging it?

I expect this has to do with caching, but the amount of time and data, and the lack of error messages, has surprised me. This is not an SSD. A Windows-10 system that I have seen myself (through ...
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Is there a way to format and eject multiple external drives through command line ( windows)?

I'm in the process of formatting hundreds of micro sd cards and I am looking for an easy way to format and eject them in bulk. I have 9 sd card slots and can add more if needed. Currently I am using ...
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Ejecting a flashdrive on an XP machine kills the drive

I have an old Windows XP machine at work and I need to move files back and fourth between it and my desktop. Recently, I lost the original 1GB drive I was using and so I got a new 8GB drive. The ...
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External HDD periodically ejects itself

I have a 1.5TB external drive (Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB 3.0) that's been encountering some issues with my new computer setup. For several years, I had an ancient Dell laptop running 24/7 to serve ...
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Windows 7: Error Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device

Sometimes, when trying to eject (remove) an external USB hard drive, Windows 7 issues the following error: Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' device ...
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virtual dmg image keeps reloading and never goes away even after ejecting on OS X

I am on OS X 10.11.5 I've downloaded a demo software which came in a DMG file. I double clicked the DMG file and as expected it showed up on the desktop and in the Finder's side bar as a drive would. ...
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Windows 10: No option to Eject External HARD DRIVE (NOT USB Stick)

When I plug in my external hard drive (again, NOT USB stick), and right click on the icon in This PC, there is no option to eject the drive. There is a system tray option to "safely eject" it, but ...
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It takes a *very* long time to eject my flashdrives

I am running a fresh install on Debian 8, and I often have to wait a ridiculous time before my flashdrives get ejected (ranging from 1 to 10.. 15 minutes). During this time, I can't access anything ...
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External hard-disk cannot safely remove [closed]

My external hard drive cannot be remove in my laptop. Usually, it have 'safely remove this device', but mine doesn't have one and cannot be eject. It is because of the virus? I already install Unlock ...
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Eject USB drive using the explorer

When I right click a drive in the This PC view which is associated with an SD card I have the option in the context menu to eject it. If it is associated with a USB flash drive this option doesn't ...
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How can I eject a CD via the cmd?

I have been trying to eject the cd drive with the use of the cmd. However, I am stumped. Searching on the internet, I only found this answer: eject D: and a similiar answer eject D: /I Both of ...
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How to unmount a VHD via command line in Windows 10

I need to unmount a VHD with a batch script in Windows 10. The only solution I found online was directed at Windows 7 and involved Diskpart. Are there any other native Windows command line tools ...
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"Disk Not Ejected Properly" Alert after computer goes to sleep USB3 only

Ok so this is a relatively new one for me, I recently upgraded my computer, both to Yosemite and installing a USB3 Card from Sonnet. I have downloaded the drivers for the Sonnet card, and everything ...
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How do you disconnect a USB drive when getting a “this device is currently in use” without Unlocker?

This question was asked three years ago and the suggested Unlocker has since (March 2015) been described by HowToGeek as only available with malware wrappers. I need a methodology described to do it ...
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Is there a way to eject an iPhone directly from Xcode or from Mac OS X without using iTunes?

I’m using Xcode to develop an iOS app. So I connect my iPhone, and when I’m done developing I want to eject the phone to properly disconnect it. I have tried browsing around in the settings app and in ...
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Remounting DOWNLOADED volume that has been ejected?

I see similar questions regarding remounting ejected USB drives but the solutions don't answer my question. If I have installed a .pkg that has created a volume, and then I have ejected said volume, ...
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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 Eject Button in Mac OS X for the permanent external drive like JetDrive

How can I hide the Eject Button for a certain external drive in the Mac OS X? Because usually the external drive like JetDrive or StorEdge, does not need to be removed (I want to extend the disk ...
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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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How can I remove the option to eject internal SATA drives from the Windows 8 tray icon?

The Safely Remove Hardware icon in Windows 8 (and 8.1) offers the ability to eject my internal SATA drives, including the boot drive (see example): I don't see myself ever needing this - especially ...
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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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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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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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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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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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LXDE - what command is isued when "eject" icon is pressed to umount FS

Hello I have Fedora 16 with LXDE and I want to connect ipod shuffle 2nd gen 1GB. According to this page ipod shuffle led blinking codes when amber LED is blinking this means that device is accessing ...
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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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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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How can I eject a memory card or other removable media from the command line (without removing the reader)?

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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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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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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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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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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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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