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    Default Old chestnut - "Problem ejecting USB mass storage".

    This problem has only just begun in the last two weeks for me. Has anyone been able to find a simple solution to the above problem? I find that the really only way I know is to close the PC down and restart it.

    Any idea what causes this problem? Windows 10 Professional.

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    Default Re: Old chestnut - "Problem ejecting USB mass storage".

    https://www.pcworld.com/article/2927...usb-drive.html

    https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge...ce-easy-fixes/

    or....yank it out. Yes it can corrupt files, but if you already moved them.....
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: Old chestnut - "Problem ejecting USB mass storage".

    Right click on the drive in the file manager, and select 'eject'
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    Log out, then log in again.

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    Default Re: Old chestnut - "Problem ejecting USB mass storage".

    Is this after writing to it , or sending/coping files to it ?

    Buy a new , FASTER usb stick
    disable power save on USB ports
    Use a USB3 port if you have one , or at least USB2
    make sure its set for 'quick removal'
    see if anything else such as AV is accessing it

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    Default Re: Old chestnut - "Problem ejecting USB mass storage".

    Thanks 1101. USB2s' were already disabled but USB3s' were not. I'll now see if that makes a difference.

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    Default Re: Old chestnut - "Problem ejecting USB mass storage".

    Disabled the power save and now I have no problems, thank you.

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