Safely eject misbehaving.

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by FenFox, Jul 11, 2019 at 2:44 PM.

  1. FenFox

    FenFox Limp Gawd

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    I seem to have encountered an issue where I can't safely eject USB Mass Storage Devices even after reboot.
    Not sure what is causing this as a reboot has always solved this issue in the past. Any idea? Even if I only access a single file and close the file down after, I still receive this message. I really don't wanna have to power off my system and disconnect every time I want to remove storage.
     
  2. Chuklr

    Chuklr Gawd

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  3. FenFox

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    1.) I checked the event log and didn't see anything out of the ordinary. Just standard errors.

    2.) Tried turning off indexing on a flash drive then rebooted to see if that solved the issue and I still couldn't safely eject.

    3.) Tried uninstalling all entries under "Universal Serial Bus controllers" in Device Manager and rebooting. Windows re-added them but still the issue persists.

    Else where, someone has suggested resetting my BIOS, but I don't know why I would need to do that since I never made any changes to the BIOS and there is no indication that there is even anything wrong with the BIOS. There are a few Gigabyte drivers I could update, but this issue didn't exist with the current drivers I have installed so I don't know if I see the point of updating them as I'd prefer not to--I'm extremely reluctant to update my BIOS as I have had issues in the past when updating BIOS on other PC's. Other people are suggesting cleanboot and repair upgrade.
     
  4. Chuklr

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    When you deleted the entries in the Device Manager's USB Controllers section did you do that while booted to safe mode? If not try it that way.
     
  5. FenFox

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    Nah, I didn't delete the entries via safe mode. Honestly, I don't think I've booted into "safe mode" in many many years. Is there a specific hotkey is it motherboard dependent?

    After a number of troubleshooting steps I just decided to reset the BIOS and that *seems* to have addressed this issue. I really have no idea why because I've never touched the BIOS so perhaps something was changed inadvertently.
    The only thing I can think of that I did before I started noticing this safely eject issue is that I went into Microsoft BitLocker, but NEVER enabled anything. That's literally the last thing I did before I noticed this issue--probably just a coincidence.

    Edit: Nope, didn't fix the issue.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019 at 6:15 AM
  6. Chuklr

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    In the the search bar type msconfig, press enter, click on
    System Configuration, click on the boot tab, click on Safe boot, click OK. I haven't used safe boot in quite awhile so I think at this point you then will click the start button, click the power button, click Restart.