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Cannot Eject any Portable Hard Drive

  1. #1


    Jakarta
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 & 8

    Cannot Eject any Portable Hard Drive


    PC : Compaq Presario CQ3623L
    OS : Windows 8 Pro x64

    Problem : Cannot Eject any Portable Hard Drive with Safely Remove Hardware Window. My Portable HD didn't show on Safely Remove Hardware windows, so I cant eject them.

    Please any advice to me? Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 87
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    hi
    Right click on my computer
    Choose MANAGE
    Then find DISK MANAGEMENT
    You should see your ext hard drive under the list.
    Right click on it, and choose CHANGE DRIVE LETTER
    Choose anything, but I recommand something higher than M:

    I've seen this problem with alot of STORAGE DEVICE
    It happen more often with Laptop because they usually have Card reader.
    So it makes couple drives like e:, f:, g:.
    Storage device tries to install themself with the drive letter next to CDROM
    c: - HD1
    d: - HD2 or CDROM
    e: - Mass storage device (maybe for card readers)
    So your external HD tries to have the E: drive (probably a bug)
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  3. #3


    Jakarta
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 & 8


    Quote Originally Posted by asus View Post
    hi
    Right click on my computer
    Choose MANAGE
    Then find DISK MANAGEMENT
    You should see your ext hard drive under the list.
    Right click on it, and choose CHANGE DRIVE LETTER
    Choose anything, but I recommand something higher than M:

    I've seen this problem with alot of STORAGE DEVICE
    It happen more often with Laptop because they usually have Card reader.
    So it makes couple drives like e:, f:, g:.
    Storage device tries to install themself with the drive letter next to CDROM
    c: - HD1
    d: - HD2 or CDROM
    e: - Mass storage device (maybe for card readers)
    So your external HD tries to have the E: drive (probably a bug)
    Thanks for the solution, but unfortunately it doesn't work to my portable drive. I was try to change the drive into M, Y, Z.
    My portable drive still didn't appear on safely remove hardware. If u have any other solutions, plz. I need more advice Thanks!
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  4. #4


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64





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  5. #5


    Jakarta
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 & 8


    Quote Originally Posted by TONSCHUH View Post



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    Thanks for the screenshot, but i didn't find policies tab. Where is it?

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  6. #6


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    For me it comes up when I right-click any disk drive --> properties.

    I use Windows-8-Pro-WMC-x64.


    It doesn't show it if I go via "Computer" in the Start-Menu:




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