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Thanks for the suggestion, but still won't let it go.

There are a bunch more processes running under local, network, and system
users; I only listed the self-account processes.

I know I can reboot to kick it out, but this seems ridiculous that it's
this finicky about ejecting a USB.


On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM, Beth Wilkins <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  Try to restart the explorer process. Open Task manager and click Run new
> task. Type in explorer.exe and you should see the desktop refresh. Try to
> eject the thumb drive again.
>
> Beth Wilkins
> CAS Computing [log in to unmask]
>
> On 9/10/2014 10:08 AM, Luke Donforth wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I'm running windows 7. I've got some numbers I want to look at in a text
> file on a thumb drive. I open up excel, open the file, and am done. I close
> excel, and then go to eject the UDB stick.
>
>  WIndows informs me *"Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' device
> because a program is still using it. Close any programs that might be using
> the device, and then try again later."*
>
>  I closed Excel. The Task Manager list says
>  acrotray.exe
>  atiedxx.exe
>  csrss.exe
> Dropbox.exe
>  dwm.exe
> explorer.exe
>  firefox.exe (opened afterwards to write this message)
>  msseces.exe
>  RtDCpl64.exe
>  SCNotification.exe
>  taskeng.exe
>  taskhost.exe
> taskmgr.exe
>  winlogin.exe
>
>  I'm not saving anything to the thumb drive, so I don't think it's
> write-caching (windows acknowledges it as a removable drive, which I
> thought meant it didn't cache anyway).
>
>  I don't have any file manager windows open, but somewhere, some part of
> windows thinks it's still using this file and won't let go.
>
>  Thoughts?
>
> --
> Luke Donforth, Ph.D.
> Lab Coordinator
> Physics Department, University of Vermont
> 802-656-0052
> [log in to unmask]
>
>
>


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Luke Donforth, Ph.D.
Lab Coordinator
Physics Department, University of Vermont
802-656-0052
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