I love all the "It's never happened to me..." comments. They serve as a constant reminder of how that attitude lost me an entire project.
But I am wondering how to solve a problem I call 'Flash Obstinacy'
On occasion, when I attempt to safely remove a flash drive, large or small, I get the following message:
Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' device because it is in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again later.
And, on occasion, this message appears even hours after shutting down every program, every window, every connection between the flash drive and the computer. Once, just to see if I could outlast the message, I continued to try Safely Remove for seven hours. The only thing I can do in these situations is to reboot the computer, hot or cold, either way works.
This leaves me with two immediate questions:
1] Is there a fix for this?
2] Is there a risk to my data if it comes down to this measure?