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Could SuperAntiSpyware be blocking removal of USB hard drive

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I have a portable USB drive plugged in to the computer and I want to remove

it. Despite having no applications open, when I go to the Safely Remove

Hardware icon and select this drive a warning box comes up saying

The device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the

device again later.

The strange thing is that this behaviour only happens if the USB drive is already plugged in when I turn on the computer. If I plug it in after turning the computer on I can stop it without a problem.

Could SuperAntiSpyware be causing this? Does it lock up any devices which it finds on booting?

My OS is Windows XP Pro SP3 and I am using SAS version 4.21.1004. Real time protection is enabled.

I also have ZoneAlarm Free, and AVG v8.0 free installed.

Grateful for any suggestions.

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I have a portable USB drive plugged in to the computer and I want to remove

it. Despite having no applications open, when I go to the Safely Remove

Hardware icon and select this drive a warning box comes up saying

The device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the

device again later.

The strange thing is that this behaviour only happens if the USB drive is already plugged in when I turn on the computer. If I plug it in after turning the computer on I can stop it without a problem.

Could SuperAntiSpyware be causing this? Does it lock up any devices which it finds on booting?

My OS is Windows XP Pro SP3 and I am using SAS version 4.21.1004. Real time protection is enabled.

I also have ZoneAlarm Free, and AVG v8.0 free installed.

Grateful for any suggestions.

SUPERAntiSpyware can't prevent undocking/stopping a device like that. Wish we could be of more help!

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