Solved XP shut off vs windows 7 shut off

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May 11, 2012 at 08:04:52
Specs: External hard drive
XP; clicking ok to safely remove hardware, then turn off switch worked fine.

With windows 7; click safely remove hardware/ eject media, not the same and doesn't work?
Tech support says just push the off switch?

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May 12, 2012 at 03:45:25
When you say "safely remove hardware/eject device" doesn't work on Windows 7, what do you mean exactly? Do you get a message saying something like "this device is currently in use" ?

Do not take the advice given by tech support as just switching the drive off can cause data corruption if Windows is accessing it at the same time.

To prevent this danger, set up the removal policy for that device to "Quick Removal" like this:

Switch on that external drive.
Go to Control Panel > Device Manager.
Right-click that drive and choose "Properties".
Click the "Policies" tab.
Click the radio-button for "Quick removal".
Click 'OK'

Now you can switch off that drive at any time as long as Windows is not reading from it or writing to it (check it's activity light is not flashing').

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May 12, 2012 at 10:13:26
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One is right click while the other is left click at taskbar.

As above, state exact error and how you tried to eject or safely remove.

Hang up and live.

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