can't "safe remove" my DOK

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can't "safe remove" my DOK

#1 Post by iakovl » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:50 am

hi ppl
i just got a SanDisk Cruzer Titanium 4gb

when i use it, it's all good
but i don't have the "safe remove" option from my XP system
i have to open the U3 (didn't remove it yet) and do an eject

is there any bat or prog that can do "safe unplug"?
so i can add it to the PStart menu

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#2 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:26 pm

I am using Sync from SysInternals. It's a tiny console EXE.

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#3 Post by Firewrath » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:58 pm

well, idk if your keeping U3 or not,
but, if i remember from the short time i had it, ;)
as long as U3 is on it, youll have to use it to do an eject because of the install/trickery stuff it does to get it to 'auto-run'

other then removing U3 or doing what Andy says there,
i dont know of a way to safe eject it,
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Re: can't "safe remove" my DOK

#4 Post by webfork » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:51 pm

Very old thread update:

After guinness started working on ProEject, I seemed to see a whole bunch of other ejection tools. Obviously his program has quite a few benefits including being open source and based on the popular EjectUSB:

ProEject
http://softwarespot.wordpress.com/software/proeject/

... but here's some others:

DevEject
http://deveject.com/

USB Disk Eject (mentioned on the site quite a while ago)
http://quick.mixnmojo.com/software#usbdiskeject

DriveTools - a command-line program with a variety of functions, including safe eject
http://www.uwe-sieber.de/drivetools_e.html
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Re: can't "safe remove" my DOK

#5 Post by Midas » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:42 am

Old topic update: in case of trouble while attempting to safely remove USB devices, I wanted to document Windows default way.

The best explanation/hack I found in this blog post:
  • [url]http://portabilly-tea.blogspot.pt/2007/12/safely-remove-your-usb-device.html[/url] author wrote:You can copy and paste the following command into the run box to initiate the "Safely Remove Hardware" prompt:

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    %windir%\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
    To make myself stop my USB devices prior to removing them, I've taken this command to the next level, and integrated it into a simple batch file.

    To do the same, copy and paste the following text into notepad, and save it as "Your File Name Here.bat":

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    START %windir%\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
The remainder of the post explains how to integrate this with Pstart, for example...

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