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Removing USB devices

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Danny John

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I have a system with windows 98. Windows 98 does not have "Safely Remove Hardware" to unplug the USB device which is present in 2000 and XP. My USB device is an MP3 player. Now my question is how do I unplug my player in windows 98? According to the manual it says "Wait until LCD displays idle". But it never displays idle. What is the solution to this problem?
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do you have an option to disconnect, and/or unplug/eject the device in W98?

I have a couple theories, but dont have access to a win98 machine at the moment.
1- if you close the applications used by the mp3 player, will it go to idle?

2- mp3 player may be charging its batteries thru usb cable. once fully charged, does it go to idle?

3- if you turn the mp3 player off, does windows complain?

4- could probably just unplug mp3 player. windows will pop up a screen complaining, but it might not really matter. as long as your not transferring any data when you unplug, it should be OK. still, I'm not wild about this idea...

let us know how it goes. more people will see this in the morning, maybe someone will have a better answer...
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