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Q: The device ‘Generic volume’ cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later.

Original title: problem ejecting mass storage device...

getting windows error message adv that it cant stop generic F due to program still running....tried task manager and nothing showing...using toshiba external hard drive...any clues?

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Hi,

 

This behavior can occur there are open handles with any files in the USB Mass Storage Device are in use by another program.

 

I would suggest you to refer to the article and perform the steps mentioned over there.

Note: The steps mentioned in the article are applicable for Windows Vista Operating System as well.

Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555665

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