Windows 10: USB drive won't safely remove but other drives do.

Discus and support USB drive won't safely remove but other drives do. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Very frustrating. My portable hard drive won't safely remove but other thumb drives do remove safely. Tried all sorts of tips, non work so far. The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by reesehead, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. reesehead Win User

    USB drive won't safely remove but other drives do.


    Very frustrating. My portable hard drive won't safely remove but other thumb drives do remove safely.
    Tried all sorts of tips, non work so far. The drives that can't be removed show up and can be used but the activity light on the drive just constantly pulsates in a rhythm, not like it's reading or writing.
    switching to another usb port the problem remains.
    I don't have the problem with the same drives on my other pc.
    I have reinstalled usb bus controllers, didn't work either. Downloaded latest chipset.
    Anyone got any ideas please.

    regards
    Puzzled.

    :)
     
    reesehead, Oct 7, 2018
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  2. Lazzer408 Win User

    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    Any usb flash drive I plug into my computer isn't assigned a drive letter. The physical drive shows in the "safely remove hardware" but it doesnt show up in disk management. I have tried to populate the volume thru the safely remove hardware properties window and it does pop up in the list but it doesn't stay there. This isn't a format or assign a letter problem. It's more complicated then that. Maybe one of the services needed for usb drive management was disabled? Suggestions needed. btw external usb harddrives work fine.
     
    Lazzer408, Oct 7, 2018
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  3. Safe removal of usb drive

    Windows 10 has done away with the concept of safe removal like earlier versions of Windows. You need not follow any particular process unlike earlier.

    Simply detach your USB drive. Forget about any steps to be followed.
     
    Vijay_Verma, Oct 7, 2018
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  4. USB drive won't safely remove but other drives do.

    Safe removal of usb drive

    How do you safely remove usb drive from computer on Window 10?
     
    PatLudemann, Oct 7, 2018
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