Unplug USB disk without any questions.


  I have 2 harddrives in 2 external cases on a Windows 2000 Server SP4. They both uses a basic/generic driver buildt in Windows 2000 Server SP4. I only use them for backup. Nothing elles. When i unplug the cable to the disks, Windows 2000 Server tels me that i have unpluged it unsafe, and that if any data was about to be written on the disks it will be damaged.
  But i know that when i unplug the disk, I am sure that nothing is using the disk, and the backup is complete. How do i get rid of the warning, and how do i tell Windows that it is totally safe to unplug these two harddisks when ever i want?

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jvuzCommented:
In the right bottom of the screen, you have little green arrow, which means there is a usb device attached. Just doubleclick on it and select the usb device you want to stop and click on stop. That way you can safely remove the usb device.
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rindiCommented:
In the taskbar you sgould have an icon for your removable devices. before removing such a device click on that icon and then you can tell your system to disable it. Once done you should get a message that it is now safe to remove that device. The system sometimes still uses drives even though aren't, sometimes it takes time for data stored in a cache to actually be copied to the actual destination, although explorer shows them to be already there. Indexing can also cause those disks to be still active (you can turn off indexing via services).
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ShaohsAuthor Commented:
I know that i can unplug it safely that way, but i want to get rid of that. In Windows XP f.eks. you dont have to stop the USB devices before you unplug it. I want the same on Windows 2000 Server.
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jvuzCommented:
Sorry, that's not true (not in my case anyway, yes you can do it, but you always risk to losse some data)
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ShaohsAuthor Commented:
I am sure of it. At this moment, I've justed unpluged a USB harddisk from my Windows XP machine, and it didnt say a word. So it is possible. Of course it doesnt work if i or a program write a file to the disk, meanwhile i unplug the disk.
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rindiCommented:
Windows XP comes with better USB support than Windows 2000.
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ShaohsAuthor Commented:
Cant it be done with a registry edit or something?
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rindiCommented:
Not that I know of. Maybe downloading the newest chipset drivers of the motherboard might help.
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ShaohsAuthor Commented:
Too sad
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