Flash Drive

  Macaonasa 19:31 11 Nov 2004

Recently, when trying to disconnect my ByteStor USB 2.0 Flash Drive, I've been getting the following message:

"The device ‘Generic volume’ cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later."

  bremner 19:34 11 Nov 2004

That normally occurs when something on the drive is still in use - although mine will occasionally do this even with evrything closed.

On these occasions I have pulled the drive with no consequence

  jack 19:43 11 Nov 2004

Yes this is a protectie device to prevent loss of data/damage when the drive is 'active'
Trouble is Winders thinks is doing something when it is not or even is doing something when you think it should not be.
Just another Windoze quirk

  fred 20:38 12 Nov 2004

At wrok I inevitably get that error message (W2000) so I just unplug after allowing enough time to complete the read or write. The same flash drives work correctly both on my personal laptop and on my desktop.

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