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Icon remains when ejecting a USB drive

When ejecting a USB drive (programatically I must add) I got this screen. It is the first time I have seen this kind of screen: The disk has been removed but the Icon remains. When clicked it says "...
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Headless CentOS 7 on iDRAC: eject commands (specifically -t) fail to close dvd tray

We're doing a lot of experimentation with a sever environment that has required several consecutive wipe/reinstall of CentOS 7. It's a headless, rack-mount server, and we're installing from a DVD. It'...
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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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Windows7 not seeing External Hard Drive as “removable storage” but as a second “hard disk drive”. No “eject” button? [duplicate]

I am running 64bit Windows7 and have a USB 3.0 Seagate external hard drive (HD) connected. The external HD works great and I can access, store, and open files on it just fine. However, when I go to "...
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How can I remove the option to eject SATA drive from the Windows 7 tray icon? [duplicate]

The Safely Remove Hardware icon in Windows 7 Pro offers the ability to eject my secondary SATA drive. This drive is installed in my Dell Latitude E6420 laptop instead DVD drive. I tried this How can ...
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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' ...
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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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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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How to close the Optical Drive tray in Windows?

I've always wondered why Windows has an Eject option but doesn't include a corresponding Close / Close Tray option in the context menu of optical drives. Is there a way of closing the optical drive ...
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How can i use the `eject` command on a computer i have SSH'd into?

So if i do eject on my machine, it works exactly as expected, however, if i ssh into the machine next to me, and do the same thing, it does not work... my computer: eject: using default device `...
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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 I ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 Device ...
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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 ...