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Flash Drive operation

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jim, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    Flash drive operation, On XP with my 8GB SanDisk Cruzer when I click
    safe removal the light goes out on the flash drive, but on Windows 7 it
    stays on after performing the same safe removal operation.

    Anybody else notice this?

    Jim
     
  2. skeeter

    skeeter Flightless Bird

    "Jim" <James.Dell@SBCGlobal.net> wrote in message
    news:hia3j6$fkk$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Flash drive operation, On XP with my 8GB SanDisk Cruzer when I click safe
    > removal the light goes out on the flash drive, but on Windows 7 it stays
    > on after performing the same safe removal operation.
    >
    > Anybody else notice this?
    >
    > Jim


    yep. same thing here. i just remove without any problems.
     
  3. Muad'Dib

    Muad'Dib Flightless Bird

    Jim wrote:
    > Flash drive operation, On XP with my 8GB SanDisk Cruzer when I click
    > safe removal the light goes out on the flash drive, but on Windows 7 it
    > stays on after performing the same safe removal operation.
    >
    > Anybody else notice this?
    >
    > Jim


    Yes, that started in Vista. At first I thought there was a problem, but
    soon found it was normal and haven't had a problem removing media after
    choosing to safely remove them. Just don't forget to do that with an
    external hard drive using USB and then try to use it with another OS, or
    you will have to plug it back into a Windows machine and then safely
    remove it. The HD gets flagged and can't be mounted otherwise. ALWAYS
    choose to safely remove, as also Winders gets confused and you wind up
    not being able to use USB until the problem gets fixed. MS boasted hot
    swapping, (Not needing to do safe removal), with USB, but that isn't a
    good idea at all.

    G'day
     

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