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    Exiting external HHD?

    I have an external hard drive set to backup my computer every night at 9pm.
    However, in the morning I'm not able to disconnect it by using the "Safely remove hardware and eject media" icon.
    I can use this feature several time throughout the day with no luck in getting to the point where I can safely remove the HHD.
    I've tried to open "my computer", then get into the drive, then close it, and it still won't eject.
    Any thoughts
    Last edited by Just Plain Fred; 2011-03-05 at 16:01.

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    Is write caching disabled on that external drive?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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    Download Process Monitor and see what has files open on the drive.

    cheers, Paul

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