Removable Drive Problems

By JW1
Feb 16, 2005
  1. Hi There.

    I Am Having A Problem With All My Removable Drives - Camera And Flash Disks. Was Wondering If Anyone Else Has / Have Had This And How I Can Cure It?

    I Am Running Windows 200 Professional With Sp4 Installed.

    I Can Connect All My Removable Drives Via Usb And Read / Write To Them Fine.

    The Trouble Is When I Try To Stop The Device, It Will Not Stop And The Pc Locks Up. Some Times It Will Just Crash And Other It Will Come Back Without Removing The Device. If This Happens You Can Pull The Drive Out Of Usb But It Will Still Show As Being In My Computer And The Computer Is Then No Longer Capable Of Shutting Down.

    I Recently Had A Hd Problem So Put It Down To That But Now Having Replaced The Hd With A Clean Format And Install Of Win 200 Pro, I Still Have The Same Problem.

    I Have Tried Disabling Start-up Programs And Applications But To No Success.

    In My Endeavours To Finding The Problem I Have Discovered That All Removable Drives Work Correctly And Can Be Stopped In Safe Mode. I Have Also Found That If I Connect The Drive Before Booting The Pc I Can Stop It But If I Re-connect It Then Try To Stop It Again, The Same Problem Occurs.

    I Am Out Of Ideas - Can Any One Help? Please?
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