"Jay Moore" <dewdude@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I just bought a WD Passport 320gb external USB hard drive. It works fine
> EXCEPT, I can try to safely remove and it tells me the drive is still in
> use. There's no explorer processes running...I can safely remove my
> microSD cards just fine. I already checked to make sure system restore was
> disabled for that drive. Indexing is also disabled. But regardless of what
> I do, Vista insists that drive is in use when it's not.
> I really don't wanna pull the plug or reboot EVERY TIME I want to remove
> this because i'd spend more time waiting for this trainwreck to boot up
> and shut down.
> XP does not have this behavior.
I have a couple WD Passports. I only use them to store movies from DVD until
I get to watch them. Every now and then it does that same thing, refuses to
let me remove. I will try a few times and then just pull the plug. They only
do it on this Vista machine. They still work fine next time I plug them in.
Every time I have had to do this I have the machine do a check on them and
it always says no problems found. just another minor annoyance with Vista.
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