|Subject:||Trouble removing external USB2 drive|
|Posted by:||Joseph O'Brien (obrien19…@hotmail.com)|
|Date:||3 Mar 2006|
I have an external, USB2 hard drive connected to our server.
Occasionally I have trouble removing it using the "Safely Remove
Hardware" method. I get an error that the drive is in use. Then, if I
turn the drive off, the server crashes. The only way to safely get
around this is to restart the server. This does not happen every time
I try to remove the drive. I am very careful to stop all processes
that might be accessing the it (specifically Retrospect).
It sounds like a problem with the drive to me, so I will probably
replace it. Before doing so, however, I want to make sure it's not
software related. I don't understand why Windows reports it as being
Has anyone run into this before? Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot
it before buying a new drive?
PS., I'm running Windoes Server 2003 SP1 on an IBM xSeries 235. Sorry
if this double-posted.