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USB drive "generic volume" issue


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CelestialTeardrop

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I have a Dane-Elec 256MB flash drive (FAT32 format) that has trouble being stopped on my desktop, producing the message: "The device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later." On very rare occassions I can safely remove it, but the generic volume error is the norm.

I've searched online but none of the suggestions work. I disabled the flash drive's system restore feature, and made sure the deleted files are not sent to the recycle bin but deleted right away. I used Filemon to monitor activity to/on the drive, but nothing was writing to it.

Restarting the computer also had no effect on making it safely removable.

Does anyone know what might be causing this problem on only the desktop, and how to fix it?

Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Edited by CelestialTeardrop, 16 November 2006 - 09:11 PM.

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I played around with the Filemon settings and got it to show more data. Here is what it found concerning the USB drive:

1 10:03:13 PM System:1184 IRP_MJ_CLEANUP F: SUCCESS
2 10:03:13 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_READ* F: SUCCESS Offset: 0 Length: 4096
3 10:03:18 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_CREATE F:\System Volume Information\_restore{B37680B2-BA0A-4E5D-BF30-83E44C588624}\RP101\ PATH NOT FOUND Options: Open Directory Access: 00100001
4 10:03:18 PM System:1184 IRP_MJ_CLEANUP F: SUCCESS
5 10:03:18 PM System:4 IRP_MJ_CLOSE F: SUCCESS
6 10:03:18 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_CREATE F:\ SUCCESS Options: Open Directory Access: 00100001
7 10:03:18 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_QUERY_INFORMATION F:\ SUCCESS FileNameInformation
8 10:03:18 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_QUERY_VOLUME_INFORMATION F:\ SUCCESS FileFsVolumeInformation
9 10:03:18 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_QUERY_VOLUME_INFORMATION F:\ SUCCESS FileFsAttributeInformation
10 10:03:18 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_CLEANUP F:\ SUCCESS
11 10:03:18 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_CLOSE F:\ SUCCESS
12 10:03:19 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_CREATE F:\ SUCCESS Options: Open Directory Access: 00100001
13 10:03:19 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_QUERY_VOLUME_INFORMATION F:\ SUCCESS FileFsFullSizeInformation
14 10:03:19 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_CLEANUP F:\ SUCCESS
15 10:03:19 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_CLOSE F:\ SUCCESS
16 10:03:20 PM svchost.exe:1184 IRP_MJ_CREATE F:\System Volume Information\_restore{B37680B2-BA0A-4E5D-BF30-83E44C588624}\ NOT FOUND Options: Open Directory Access: 00100001
17 10:03:20 PM System:1184 IRP_MJ_CLEANUP F: SUCCESS
18 10:03:20 PM System:4 IRP_MJ_CLOSE F: SUCCESS
19 10:05:24 PM System:4 IRP_MJ_PNP_POWER F: ACCESS DENIED IRP_MN_QUERY_REMOVE_DEVICE
20 10:05:24 PM System:4 IRP_MJ_PNP_POWER F: SUCCESS IRP_MN_CANCEL_REMOVE_DEVICE
21 10:06:17 PM svchost.exe:1184 FSCTL_NETWORK_ENUMERATE_CONNECTIONS \Device\LanmanRedirector SUCCESS
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I never safely remove my flash drives and they work just fine everytime. I know its recommended that you safely remove the drives, but after plenty of unsafe flash drive removals the flash drive is still yet performing.

I wouldn't worry about it, I just make sure that I've got all the stuff on the drive closed and make sure its not writing anything to flash drive, then I rip it out of the usb port.
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