Thanks for the feedback. Throughout Huawei documantation they recommend safely ejecting these devices and say that not doing so can shorten life. The stick is a combination network adapter plus storage device(s). I know from experience that the driver can be corrupted and needs to be reinstalled into memory if it is repeatedly removed without ejecting.
In my Win7 'My Computer' the modem itself is called CD Drive (F:) and there is a separate icon called 'Removable Disk (G):" This (G:) is given much attention in my internet searching and I have even found a registry fix for ejecting that creates a key in the registry folder called UsbHub. The registry updates but does nothing. The Disk (G:) icon was greyed-out in My Computer and not visible at all in Windows Explorer. Enabling 'Show hidden files, folders or drives' from Control Panel makes them visible but not ejectable.
Am I trying to eject a device that is invisible to the DLL program?
Trying to 'Open' (G:) from the right click dropdown menu results in the message "Please insert a disk into Removavle Disk (G)".
BTW, troubleshooting from 'Devices and Printers' or WinFix online says that the drive is fine.
To be honest, my major concern is actual damage to the internal electronics. Not to sound disparaging but I do not trust the popular dogma that you can go ahead and pull out a device that still has power applied to it simply because certain memory operations have concluded. A spike is generated and protection circuity does not always handle it.
In any case the option to safely eject this device and its component parts is supposed be there and to eject them. My Win7 is not doing this.
Thanks much you for your time.