Windows 10: Not able to safely remove external harrdrive through notification icon
Not able to safely remove external harrdrive through notification icon
I'm using a Lenovo yoga 3 pro for the first time, with Windows 10 pre-installed, so I haven't made any changes or updates. The icon in the notification tray for Safely Remove Hardware is there, but when I click (left and right) on it, the external harddrive is listed, but in grey (unclickable) and there is no option to safely remove it. The only other option (in bold, the only clickable thing) is to Open Devices and Printers, where the external harddrive is not listed. (Which is a problem I'd also like to solve.)
I've run "C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll" and get a message when I try to stop it that says the device "is not removable and cannot be ejected or unplugged". Any ideas? Thanks.
If you do a proper shutdown, the pending writes to the volume will be flushed during that process. Then while the machine is not running you can disconnect the drive, then reboot. If you reattach the drive and still can't use the Safely eject tool, you'll have to take this approach to make sure the volume contents don't get damaged going forward.
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I just upgraded to Windows 10 1511 (November Update), and saw the new (modernized) Safely Remove icon in the system tray - and the problem, it's not working properly.
Here's my screenshot:
When I use the Safely Remove Hardware to remove, for example a USB flash drive, I do not get the notification that the device can be removed. I used to get this in Win 8.1 and I still get it in Win 7.
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I've tried the usual methods if task bar options etc, no joy.
I've also searched online, still no joy!!!! http://forums.anandtech.com/images/smilies/familiar/mad.png
Can someone educate me on this please?