Unsafe Removal of Devices

February 22, 2012 at 23:53:16
Specs: Windows 2000

I work for a company who has been having problems with quite a few computers out in the field lately. These computers will randomly come up with a message saying "Unsafe Removal of Devices" and give a list of random devices such as floppy disk controller, printer, com ports, hard drives etc saying they were unsafely removed while the computer was on. When this happens it generally makes the other computers on the network either freeze up or give network related errors. These are all RTD,installed Winows 2000 system. Has anybody seen this happen before and/or know how to fix this?

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February 23, 2012 at 10:56:36
Are your users connecting external USB devices then not unplugging them correctly?

"Use Add/Remove Hardware (Windows 2000 only):

1. Plug a USB device in to one of your available USB ports
2. Go to Start>> Control Panel
3. Select Add/Remove Hardware
4. Select Uninstall/Unplug a device
5. Select the device that you would like to unplug/eject
6. Select Finish when done"


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February 23, 2012 at 23:40:02
Thank riider.We don't use USB devices.

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February 24, 2012 at 19:22:24
Something is very fishy about your post:


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February 26, 2012 at 04:56:38
Yes´╝îMy situation is like the post, so I pasted the text from the post above.

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February 27, 2012 at 12:55:20
Are you using group policy to block all use of USB devices? If not then how can you be sure others are not using them?

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