My external drive, attached by USB connexion, says that I cannot STOP it now - try again later. I wish to disconnect the USB link straight away - what can I do to allow me to do so, other than to contradict the 'cannot STOP now' message? Apparently I can lose information if I immediately disconnect...?
and media player and explorer have links to each drive including USB - usually closing them and running ccleaner or privacy keeper will clear the link and then it will stop- or just wait till pc closed down then remove it
Stonechatz does this only happen every so often, reason I ask is if the drive is actually in use at the time then you don't want to just stop it, if you do some files may become corrupted and the drive may then become unreadable. Are you sure that when you try to stop the drive it is not actually in use?
The drive has been idle for more than 60 mins, but it is perhaps a bug. I shall just rip out the USB cable after having looked and seen that all the data I need has been transferred... unsatisfactory as that option is. Hopefully, no major files will corrupt, fingers crossed, if the wind changes, I'm sunk, oops, there's a black cat... :) trust to luck!
I use three memory sticks and often come across this message when I go to eject - maily due to the likes of Windows MediaPlayer and any other Sync program wanting to access drive - usually I wait til my sessions over and pull out when i've powered down