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Old 03-07-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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USB Storage Error

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We often connect our camera memory card into an adapter that connects to the computer in order to upload pictures. However, today we are having a problem ejecting the device. We click on the 'USB Mass Storage Device', select 'Stop', choose the device to stop, and then we get an error, stating: The Device 'generic volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try again later. Well, it's later, and still the same error message. Any ideas on what to do? I don't want to damage the memory card/photos in the adapter connected to the computer, and don't know what to do.

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Old 03-07-2009, 06:38 PM   #2
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There may still be a background program associated with it still running. Are the pictures being displayed on the screen still?


Generally, you can disconnect fine with no problems. Ive never known anything to break/go wrong when disconnecting if it says that, SO LONG as it isnt in the middle of something. Then I think the worst that will happen is the thing its doing wont be finished.

Bottom line, it should be fine to take out.
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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I disconnect my camera all the time when I get a "busy" message (if it is hanging). No data lost so far.
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My daughter made sure to close the programs where the photos were uploaded to (Paint Shop Pro) and any folders she had open associated with it. I have a bunch of things that were open & still open before/after she uploaded the photos. I'll try & disconnect shortly. Thanks!
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You're so good! I pull my cards out all the time (I use the card reader on my laptop). But, I also am re-formatting them several times a week. The only issues I've had with data becoming corrupt was b/c of something the camera did (and I use a recovery program that came with one of my cards to retrieve the files).
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Old 03-08-2009, 02:13 PM   #6
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I know someone who actually had 3 years worth of their charity's documents wrecked because they pulled out a USB drive in mid-flow!

If I get that message, which I do quite often, and I'm not in the middle of something else, I just shut down and re-start the computer .... then pull it out as the computer shuts down. It's a matter of a minute or two and could save a lot of fuss later.

I also back up my key to both my dvd backup set and an external hard drive regularly. But then I too have a lot of important stuff on there, as I work between 2 companies and various individual clients at the moment!

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