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Questions tagged [safely-remove-hardware]

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What is the purpose of these films on CPU/GPU chips?

For quite a while I was wondering what is the purpose of a couple of solid films partially covering chips on my CPU/GPU (they are attached so they are between the cooler and the chips). For better ...
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No associated handles but can't disconnected device

Hullo everyone, For some reason my laptop refuses to give up my external SSD. It's been an ongoing issue, and there's even been data loss from it before I realised what was going on it. When I try ...
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Files opened by some applications do not affect usb Safe Removal

I have noticed that when files are open by certain applications the safe removal of their source usb drive is not prevented (in contrast with other programs that will block the safe removal while the ...
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Cannot eject a Sony IC Recorder

The Windows 10 system will not eject the IC Recorder through the regular Safely remove hardware process. I have checked on the drivers for the Sony Recorder, but that is up to date. I recently updated ...
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Checkpoint ssl blocking access to network. how do i remove it?

I am trying to troubleshoot antminer s9 but checkpoint ssl keeps blocking access , asks for username and password which I don't have. This appears to be a virus. I on't want it on my computer, how do ...
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Should I remove the CMOS battery?

I forgot my windows 10 password and I have no system image to restore my laptop to, plus it is not possible for me to reset my PC as I have some paid apps installed. I have to remove the CMOS battery ...
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Recorded mp3 files lost after sd card was removed while laptop was sleeping

I took the sd card from the laptop, while it was in sleep mode. Put it (sd card) into Zoom H2n audio recorder. Recorded some stuff using guitar. Took sd card from audio recorder and put it back into ...
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Prevent SD card from being ejected

I have a Chinese tablet that offers Intel Atom x5-z8300 and 64GB internal storage (SanDisk eMMC). It also offers a MicroSD slot. I moved most of my files to the SD card. Now I want to stop it from ...
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I can't remove the usb flash-drive safely after succesfully backing up data with acronis true image

Here's the thing, few weeks ago I had formated my usb flash-drive (slowly) using NTFS and I started backing up data very often with acronis true image 14 succesfully into this flash-drive. After the ...
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“Safely Remove Media” icon with no media

I don't have any external devices plugged in but I'm seeing the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in my taskbar: How do I get rid of it without hiding it permanently so when I do plug in ...
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Windows 7: Can we keep internal HDD from being accessed by ransomwares with “disable” or “unmount”?

I'm trying to find an alternative way to protect my daily backup-disk from malware, while the HDD is still connecting to a SATA port on the motherboard. (This is temporally. I can't afford a portable ...
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Disable (hide from tray) “Safely remove hardware” for particular external (usb) hdd

I'm using external hdd as one of prime hdd for my laptop (with windows 7). It is always plugged in. But as it is plugged into the usb port, it shows in "Safely remove hardware". Sometimes I missclick ...
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eSATA PCIe card, HotSwap, and errors

I've been using HotSwap (http://mt-naka.com/hotswap/index_enu.htm) to remove HDDs connected to an eSATA PCIe card. These drives are for backups. The problem is that every time I use HotSwap to eject ...
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Schedule USB Eject After File Transfer

There are times I want to schedule a USB to eject once files finish transferring, e.g. when I don't want to stay around to wait for the transfer and the person who needs the USB doesn't have access to ...
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How do i detach this fan from the heatsink?

I have no idea of what this method of attaching the fan is called, so I have no way of looking it up. I tried to, but I dont know what to look for, so hopefully, someone can tell me how to do it by ...
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External HDD not showing in Safely Remove Hardware list

I have a new Dell XPS 13 laptop and when I plug in my brand new external HDD I cannot safely remove the device. On my desktop this is no problem. I've seen in the boot menu that the SATA operation is ...
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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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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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not to safely remove non-spinning drives will damage the hardware?

I know that if we disconnect a spinning drive without safe remove, the computer may be writing some data on it and it's spinning, so it may get damaged. But is it necessary to safely remove a flash ...
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Safe to manually spin down hard drive with hdparm?

I have a laptop with a ssd for primary OS drive, and a large Spinning disk for storage. I currently have an alias I use for manually spinning down the drive when I'm not using it (after umount of ...
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Don want to use safe remove EX HDD in MAC OS…

I am using iMac with OS 10.6.8. Every time when I eject my External HDD I have to eject from finder. I want to use like Plug n Play just like in windows no need to give safe remove. If there is any ...
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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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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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Driver “Policies” Tab not showing in Windows

I have a Marvell driver that in earlier versions of Windows showed a "Policies" tab in the Properties of it in the Device Manager, but not anymore in Windows 8/8.1. It is something like this: While ...
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How do i remove Glary Utilities and Registry repair?

I'm trying to free up some disk space. How do i remove Glary Utilities and Registry repair? Do i simply remove it the normal way via control panel/uninstall ? Just want to make sure there's no ...
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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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Usb hub is not able to extinguish peripherals

I have a problem. Few days ago I have bought new active hub (LogiLink UA0096). Hub recognizes devices rightly and I can use them. Unfortunately, Hub is not able to eject them properly. After the ...
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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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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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Procedure behind Remove device safely [duplicate]

Is was wondering what sequence of steps does the OS take when we trigger the remove device safely option? Are the steps OS (in)dependent?
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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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Is it worth safely removing devices in Windows Vista and above [duplicate]

I have just read that in Windows Vista and above, when you "Safely Remove" a device the USB port is not disabled and data can still be transferred. I know that you can change this behavior so that 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 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 file?...
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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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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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Is it required to safely remove a device [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive. While I am not reading or writing any data to the hard drive can I directly unplug the device? Will this practice damage the hard drive? If any data is corrupted due to ...
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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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How to unmount (safely remove) USB disk/pendrive from Windows 8 after opening file in Metro Application

I have problem with unmounting (safely removal) of disk/pendrive from Windows 8 after opening some files from Metro application: Attach disk Open file (say photo) from Metro Application Move to ...
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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 can I safely remove my USB hard drive in Fedora 17?

In Fedora 17, when I want to plug my USB hard disk out, I can only unmount it. But the problem is that the hard drive won't be powered off so that I can plug it out. In some other distros like ...
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“Safely Remove Hardware” icon in Windows 8

In Windows 8 the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon sits permanently in the System Tray even though no external drive is plugged into the computer. If you click on that icon the only clickable option is "...
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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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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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Does Windows flush drive caches on standby?

Does Windows flush the drive caches when entering standby mode? It seems like an obvious thing to do and I for one would design it like that if I were on the Windows team, but over the years, I have ...
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Will unplugging a USB key without safely removing it cause problems? [duplicate]

I often pull out the USB stick without having to first eject USB, but so far I have not had any problems. Would this lead to problems in the future?
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Removing a spare HDD from Windows XP causes User Profile to reset

I have 5 internal HDD's installed; HDD 1 IDE partitioned into C (OS) [Pri], I [Logic] HDD 2 IDE partitioned into F (Programs) Pri, G (Games) [Logic] HDD 3 SATA partition H (Empty) [Pri] HDD 4 SATA ...
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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 the ...
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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 ...