Using a FireLight (Samsung) 60-gb external drive with about 15 gb free space, on XPPro SP3 desktop, and on Vista HP 64-bit laptop.
When I try to "remove hardware safely" I get message that drive is in use, try again later. No matter how many times I try to close it, it continues to stay "in use". Even after closing all applications and Explorer windows, and giving it plenty of time to finish writing data to the disk. After closing all apps, I can't tell from Task Manager if any services are specifically accessing the drive. Most often, I end up either using brute force (just unplug it anyway, not good at all!) or reboot the computer.
I tried setting it to "optimize for quick removal", but it seems to make no difference. My Western Digital Passport, ejects reasonably fast, with maybe 2 or 3 tries at most; my BusLink always ejects on first try.
Any help for me?
(hoping for a solution)