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Cannot safely eject

  1. #11

    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1

    Done that and opened a few times, still no luck. But thanks for your efforts.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64

    When you run on command line this is all you see

    Click image for larger version

    See how to open an administratie command prompt in Tutorials.
    Also see Path environment variable.

    Your drive letters may vary. For a USB specify the drive letter on command line. If your USB drive letter is x then do

    sync x <press enter key>

    in the command window

    Some things just can't be done from the gui.

    The "sync" only lasts until the next file access on that drive, so run sync and when it says the drive is flushed, pull the USB out.

    Edit: if you can't get it to act as described, post because there may be some issue on your system.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1

    Hey sorry man I ended up putting this down for a while. OK I plugged in my external drive and run command and it just says C drive; doesn't seem to register the USB drive.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1

    If I leave my external drive plugged in and turn off the computer I can't boot up when I turn it on again and the only option is to turn the computer off and on at the powerpoint. Quite strange. Anyway I've decided to leave the external drive in and use sleep mode instead of turning the computer off. Thanks for your replies MilesAhead.
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