Why is it that one particular memory stick will not permit a safe removal on my desktop machine? I get the message 'the generic volume cannot be stopped now'. However safe removal works with this memory stick on my laptop computer. Yet other usb devices permit a safe removal on the desktop machine.
Some sticks don't like a particular USB chipset, all my sticks work ok on a Medion PC, One stick dosn't work well on my IBM laptop nother dosn't like the HP laptop.
sometimes refreshing the USB ports will help for awhile. Refresh USB Ports Use Drive clean up to remove USB device drive info from the registry click here or In device manager Uninstall EVERYTHING under the heading USB, reboot the PC let XP find and install new hardware. Your equipment should now be recognised.
Fruit Bat /\0/\ - Not sure if refreshing the usb ports will do the trick as another stick of the same make (Kingston) allows the Safe Removal to work on my desktop. Odd how the stick that then does not work on the desktop does work on the laptop!
One other query - when disconnecting any usb stick and most devices from the usb port, my broadband conection is disconnected also!