Have to safely eject thumb drive exactly twice every time


  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       #1

    Have to safely eject thumb drive exactly twice every time


    This amounts to an annoyance only, but I thought I'd ask in case someone has a solution.
    I find I always have to eject my thumb drive exactly twice.

    • This happens on at least two laptops:
      • A Toshiba Satellite with Windows 10 Home 10586.545
      • An Asus X555LA also on the same build of Windows

    • Most often I'm using a Cruzer SanDisk drive.
    • This is when I use “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” from the task bar.
    • It always takes exactly two tries. First time get a pop up window “Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device” “Windows is unable to stop the device…” Second time works fine. Even when I do it immediately after the first.
    • This happens when all docs involving the thumb drive and the apps that used them are all closed.
    • It happens if I plug in the drive, don't do anything, then try to eject.
    • Waiting before ejecting doesn’t seem to matter.
    • In Task Manager I verified no associated apps running then tried it. Don’t know if there are pertinent background apps.
    • If I right click on the drive in the File Explorer tree and select eject it works the first time.
    • Another thumb drive, Attache 1GB, behaves the same way.
    • Another thumb drive, Kingston 2 GB, behaves the same way.
    • I think this happened on at least one of my computers before the Windows 10 upgrade, but I don’t remember the details.
    • For the SanDisk at least, select in File Explorer, right click, Properties, Hardware tab, Properties, Change Settings, Policies: Quick Removal is selected.


    Does anyone have a fix? Thanks.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 12,415
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    Only thing I can think of, and seen happen, is the mouse click is not properly registering. Maybe a setting in Control Panel, Mouse needs looking at?
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  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Berton said:
    Only thing I can think of, and seen happen, is the mouse click is not properly registering. Maybe a setting in Control Panel, Mouse needs looking at?
    I'll check it, but my mouse works fine otherwise.
    Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 2,295
    Win10 202H
       #4

    billcz said:
    This amounts to an annoyance only, but I thought I'd ask in case someone has a solution.
    I find I always have to eject my thumb drive exactly twice.

    • This happens on at least two laptops:
      • A Toshiba Satellite with Windows 10 Home 10586.545
      • An Asus X555LA also on the same build of Windows

    • Most often I'm using a Cruzer SanDisk drive.
    • This is when I use “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” from the task bar.
    • It always takes exactly two tries. First time get a pop up window “Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device” “Windows is unable to stop the device…” Second time works fine. Even when I do it immediately after the first.
    • This happens when all docs involving the thumb drive and the apps that used them are all closed.
    • It happens if I plug in the drive, don't do anything, then try to eject.
    • Waiting before ejecting doesn’t seem to matter.
    • In Task Manager I verified no associated apps running then tried it. Don’t know if there are pertinent background apps.
    • If I right click on the drive in the File Explorer tree and select eject it works the first time.
    • Another thumb drive, Attache 1GB, behaves the same way.
    • Another thumb drive, Kingston 2 GB, behaves the same way.
    • I think this happened on at least one of my computers before the Windows 10 upgrade, but I don’t remember the details.
    • For the SanDisk at least, select in File Explorer, right click, Properties, Hardware tab, Properties, Change Settings, Policies: Quick Removal is selected.


    Does anyone have a fix? Thanks.

    I see the same thing on .545 here , I just use File Explorer now instead....

    seems to work fine on AU.82 with the same drive though.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Same thing here


    billcz said:
    This amounts to an annoyance only, but I thought I'd ask in case someone has a solution.
    I find I always have to eject my thumb drive exactly twice.

    • It always takes exactly two tries. First time get a pop up window “Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device” “Windows is unable to stop the device…” Second time works fine. Even when I do it immediately after the first.
    • This happens when all docs involving the thumb drive and the apps that used them are all closed.
    • It happens if I plug in the drive, don't do anything, then try to eject.
    • Waiting before ejecting doesn’t seem to matter.
    • If I right click on the drive in the File Explorer tree and select eject it works the first time.

    Does anyone have a fix? Thanks.
    I can verify exactly the same behavior on at least two different Dell Optiplex desktops running a Windows 10 Pro upgrade from Windows 7 Pro. I'd love to read an actual answer here. It's got nothing to do with bad mouse clicks.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 2,295
    Win10 202H
       #6

    1511 .898 update today did not fix it here.... but my Computer on AU.187 ? has no issues
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  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    Kbird said:
    1511 .898 update today did not fix it here.... but my Computer on AU.187 ? has no issues
    I'm sorry to be so ignorant, but what do "545," "AU.82," "AU.187" refer to? Are they versions of Windows, BIOS numbers, chipset numbers, or ?
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  8. Posts : 12,415
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #8

    PastorSteve said:
    I'm sorry to be so ignorant, but what do "545," "AU.82," "AU.187" refer to? Are they versions of Windows, BIOS numbers, chipset numbers, or ?
    That's what has happened with technology advances, shorten data so as to get it posted from various devices. The AU.187 [first time to see it posted that way] refers to Windows 10 Version 1607 Build 14393.187 which is the most current for the RTM/Released version of Windows. Version 1607 is the AU or Anniversary Update [since the Version number changed it's more of an Upgrade].
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 2,295
    Win10 202H
       #9

    PastorSteve said:
    I'm sorry to be so ignorant, but what do "545," "AU.82," "AU.187" refer to? Are they versions of Windows, BIOS numbers, chipset numbers, or ?
    HI PS , Berton has it correct , I was just being a bit lazy as the rest of the Number is the same for everyone, only the last 3 digits change for each upgrade. for each current version of Win10.

    You can easily get yours with Windows KEY+R >Type winver (enter key) and you will get a dialog box (a DBX)
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  10. Posts : 12,415
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #10

    Kbird said:
    the Number is the same for everyone, only the last 3 digits change for each upgrade. for each current version of Win10.
    True for the RTM/Released version, the Insider Preview build number is greater such as Version 1607 Build 14901.1000 [mine].
      My Computers


 

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