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Solved: Problem with my external hard disk

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by blitzkreig, Jul 6, 2010.

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  1. blitzkreig

    blitzkreig Thread Starter

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    Okay so here goes,
    I purchased a seagate freeagent 320 gig external. Its working well but I have a problem ejecting it. I right click on the remove hardware, I click on stop and then comes an error... cannot eject generic volume, please try again(something of that sort) (made sure no other hard drive or usb pen drive was connected), This happened several times, I also made sure no other program was making use of this disk... then i dirctly unplugged it out of frustration :(
     
  2. TekTime

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    Did you try running a program to verify no files are being used by the drive when you try to remove it?

    If not try OpenedFilesView: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/opened_files_view.html

    "OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, additional information is displayed: handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file, and more... "

    You can click the column header of open files to alpha sort all them - which should make it easier to identify files on the drive in question since they will be sorted by drive letter.
     
  3. blitzkreig

    blitzkreig Thread Starter

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    I didn't come across any program running from the external.. what now?
     
  4. blitzkreig

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    bump

    any suggestions?
     
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