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Problem Ejecting item

The device cannot be stopped because a program...

 
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An application program is using one or more files on the USB drive, and the drive cannot be stopped until the files are released. The drive should not be removed or disconnected until the drive can be stopped.

 
 
   
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  Problem Ejecting item  

 
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  The device item cannot be stopped because a program is still accessing it. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\system32\

 
Issued By
  rundll32.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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Select the application that is currently using the file or folder on the USB drive and save the file or folder so that you can stop the drive (and remove it if desired).

If you recently had an application crash, it may have left a lock on a file. A system reboot may be necessary to release the file for other applications to access and/or modify the file.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 15-Mar-2010
 
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