SEARCH

The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse

How-To Geek Forums / Tutorials

How To Safely Eject Your USB Devices From the Desktop Context Menu

(10 posts)
  • Started 2 years ago by Sarris
  • Latest reply from hatryst
  • Topic Viewed 1976 times

Sarris
Sarris
Posts: 189

Hey guys, when I made the above referenced reg changes (3 times to be sure I cut and pasted correctly) and tested it out with my 32gb flash drive, I get an error that says "The USB mass storage device (name of device) cannot be stopped or removed" The device stopped normally from the tray icon, but not from the newly created context menu item.

What's up? Am I doing something wrong? The flash drive has PA.c installed with a bunch of diagnostics programs. I'm running W7 32 -SP1.

Posted 2 years ago
Top
 
hatryst
hatryst
Posts: 3482

The author points out:

We could also eject a USB with a certain driver letter, in my case drive G.

C:\usb_disk_eject /removeletter G<.blockquote>

Have you used the correct drive letter?

Posted 2 years ago
Top
 
Sarris
Sarris
Posts: 189

@ hatryst, I don't understand what you asking me to do. I did the reg mod per the first method. That new context menu pops up the normal SRH dialog box. I select the item to remove (in my case k:\Centon DS Pro). That's when I get the error.

The same SRH dialog box (looks the same anyway) pops up from the tray icon and ejects the device normally.

Any more suggestions?

Posted 2 years ago
Top
 
hatryst
hatryst
Posts: 3482

Oh, okay. I thought you used the second method, that's more easier though.
Can you try with another USB thumb drive?

Posted 2 years ago
Top
 
Sarris
Sarris
Posts: 189

Yeah, I did that too. Reboot after the reg change as well. The actual error message reads "The 'Centon DS Pro USB Device' device is not removable and cannot be ejected or unplugged"

Same for all of my usb flash drives.

Posted 2 years ago
Top
 
hatryst
hatryst
Posts: 3482

That's strange. Try using the second method.

Posted 2 years ago
Top
 
Sarris
Sarris
Posts: 189

Thanks for your help, but I'll have to pass, bro.

I really don't want to specify the 20 or so flash drives that I own, nor do I really want to install another program.

Thanks again.

Posted 2 years ago
Top
 
Sarris
Sarris
Posts: 189

FYI, if you check the comments on the how-to, you'll see I'm not the only one with this issue.

Posted 2 years ago
Top
 
germ-x
germ-x
Posts: 5310

If your running win7 you really don't need to use the safe eject. I have several flash drives and am swapping often. Never use the eject feature. No problems, no errors.

Posted 2 years ago
Top
 
hatryst
hatryst
Posts: 3482

Yep.
http://www.howtogeek.com/69869.....umb-drive/

Posted 2 years ago
Top
 



Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

Enter Your Email Here to Get Access for Free:

Go check your email!