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How to stop win7 from ejecting external hdd

2020-03-26, 1:56 AM

Lenovo thinkpad w530. 

I replaced the dvd with a HDD. 

Win7 keeps kicking it out after time, or coming back from logoff or screen save. I went through all the usual settings to prevent this. Most of the time, I just get a popup saying it could not eject because it is in use. This is because I try to leave an explorer window open at all times pointing to that drive, so i don't have to keep pulling out the drive and reinserting it to make it see it again.

when rebooting, or restarting, the drive is recognized immediately, just seems to happen when not in use.


I went to device manager to the usb section, and turned off the "allow computer to turn off this device" but doesn't seem to work. any other place I should look?

Thanks for looking into this for me.


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Re:How to stop win7 from ejecting external hdd

2020-03-28, 3:12 AM


Have you looked in the Disk Drives section of the Device Manager?




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