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reply to dave

Re: [WIN7] Help - I can't eject my External Harddrive

Hi dave,

I just couldn't understand why this happened, when it's never happened before. It seems it had to do with the Windows Backup - I never opened it, I looked at the info in Backup and Restore which showed I had created a backup (I also clicked on make a system image in order to see this information), I guess that did it.

Thank you for reminding me I can get out of the safely removal problem by rebooting the computer.

Unfortunately, I do not have a usable backup image. I was attempting to create the image with Windows Backup and it said it was successfully created, but I deleted it since there might have been some errors that could have been carried over.

I did make an image with Macrium Reflect 4 but it is my understanding that image cannot be put on a new hard drive. So, I have to start at the beginning.

Meanwhile, I looked over some of my notes when I first set up this laptop and also after sending it in and they updated the bios. I had many bsod's where Event viewer showed the computer wasn't shut down properly. I have no idea why this kept happening but auggy helped me to update some drivers and the laptop was working quite well, until it needing a new hard drive. I saved the updated driver files so I'm planning to look in device manager and if the drivers are older than what I have I'll update them.

Sincerely, Libra