detaching card reader from the base
Hi guys, I have a sandisk card reader that sits on the base and has a amber light that stays on...When I insert my memory card it does its thing and then I remove the card and click on the little icon that lets me unplug the hardware, which I'm assuming that means letting me take the actual scanner off the base, but when I try to do that is says "device generic volume cannot be stopped right now, try stopping the device again later...Well, it is exactly 3 hours later and it still won't let me stop it...Is there something I am missing? Thanks guys,,dc
#1. "RE: detaching card reader from the base" | In response to Reply # 0MotoMannequin Registered since 11th Jan 2006Thu 21-Feb-08 02:19 PM
Some program is still trying to access the card, probably Nikon Transfer/Picture Project/ViewNX/CaptureNX/whatever. Try closing programs one at a time, give a few seconds, then try clicking the icon again.
The reason it warns you is because sometimes when you write to media, Windows caches the writes for later idle time, and if you remove the disk before the writes are completed you get corrupted data. This doesn't really work for card readers, because Windows doesn't detect the card being removed, but it does detect the reader being unplugged. If your card is removed then you're at no further risk of corrupting data, so you can remove the reader, but if you want Windows to stop whining then you have to find out what program is holding the drive open.
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#2. "RE: detaching card reader from the base" | In response to Reply # 1guitarmanjon Registered since 21st Feb 2007Thu 21-Feb-08 07:58 PM
>If your card is removed then you're at no further risk of corrupting
Agreed. If you've successfully transferred your pics, are convinced they're now on your computer's hard disk and you've taken the memory card out of the reader just unplug it. Windows may be upset with you briefly but it will get over it.