Solved

Win8: How to safely remove USB drive (this device is currently in use)?

Posted on 2013-02-01
9
1,301 Views
Last Modified: 2013-04-08
I recently switched to Win8 x64 and regardless of whether I try to safely remove 32Gb flash drive or any WD drive 500Gb or 1Tb - I am always told that "this device is currently in use" etc.

this is what I have checked so far:
- indexing
indexing- policies
policies-handles
handle Y:\

Handle v3.51
Copyright (C) 1997-2013 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

System             pid: 4      type: File           E54: Y:\System Volume Information\{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}
System             pid: 4      type: File           F30: Y:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$Txf
System             pid: 4      type: File          10D0: Y:\System Volume Information\{862cb88b-5a4a-11e2-bf22-0019bbea298c}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}
System             pid: 4      type: File          10D8: Y:\System Volume Information\{26c06ec4-3668-11e2-8ea0-a4badbb59455}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}
System             pid: 4      type: File          1694: Y:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$TxfLog\$TxfLogContainer00000000000000000002
System             pid: 4      type: File          1700: Y:\System Volume Information\{9fe52b8b-4aee-11e2-8de8-a4badbb59455}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}
System             pid: 4      type: File          1988: Y:\System Volume Information\EfaData\SYMEFA.DB
System             pid: 4      type: File          199C: Y:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$TxfLog\$TxfLog.blf
System             pid: 4      type: File          19EC: Y:\System Volume Information\{9fe52b75-4aee-11e2-8de8-a4badbb59455}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}
System             pid: 4      type: File          1B58: Y:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$TxfLog\$TxfLogContainer00000000000000000001
System             pid: 4      type: File          1B60: Y:\System Volume Information\EfaData\SYMEFA.DB
System             pid: 4      type: File          1BD8: Y:\System Volume Information\{862cb5d8-5a4a-11e2-bf22-0019bbea298c}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}
recordingmanager.exe pid: 5628   type: File           294: Y:\

Open in new window

tasklist /SVC /FI "PID eq 5628"

Image Name                     PID Services
========================= ======== ============================================
recordingmanager.exe          5628 N/A

tasklist /SVC /FI "PID eq 4"

Image Name                     PID Services
========================= ======== ============================================
System                           4 N/A

Open in new window


how can I establish what is causing this and/or prevent it from happening?

Thanks

G
0
Comment
Question by:ee-gd
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson earned 500 total points
ID: 38845820
Is System Restore turned on for those drives?
0
 

Author Comment

by:ee-gd
ID: 38845830
I don't think so
sys.protection off for Y
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson earned 500 total points
ID: 38845846
What is your AV? I've seen ones, especially like Kaspersky, constantly accessing and scanning ever external drives making it impossible to 'remove safely'.
0
Free eBook: Backup on AWS

Everything you need to know about backup and disaster recovery with AWS, for FREE!

 

Author Comment

by:ee-gd
ID: 38845909
Norton internet security, but even if I disable it something still has a lock on the  drive
0
 
LVL 81

Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 38846023
if you chose right click on the device and select eject does it in fact remove it from the drive list?
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 38848159
try setting it to the other option (higher prestations) instead of quick removal - and test; then set it back to Quick removal
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ee-gd earned 0 total points
ID: 38848398
I disabled few processes and it turned to be powerdvd

disabled startup items
thanks for your help guys
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ee-gd
ID: 38867397
disabling that process removed the lock and allowed the drive to be removed safely.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:cantoris
ID: 39058604
For anyone else reading this, note that recordingmanager.exe locks USB drives as in use and stops their being ejected.  Just kill the process.  It's part of RealPlayer's downloader.
Drives me round the bend on my own PCs!
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Samsung SSD 840 EVO and 840 EVO mSATA have a well-known problem with a drop in read performance. I first learned about this in an interesting thread here at Experts Exchange: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Storage/Hard_Drives/Q_2852…
Ever wondered why Windows 8 and 10 don't seem to accept your GPO-based software deployment while Windows 7 does? Read on.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question