“Eject OPEN … 4GB-Windows 7 …” when clicking on “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media”

With one of my old USB sticks (2GB Dane-Elec Z-Mate), something strange happened.

Each time when clicking on the “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” (on Windows 7), it displayed “Eject Open … 4GB-Windows 7 …” (see below).

EjectOPEN.jpg

After searching on Google I found a solution:

In Windows Explorer go to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Device Metadata\dmrccache\en-US.
You should find the following folder there: \d42472c3-a173-455f-8fc5-640e344597b1\.
Delete this directory (folder) d42472c3-a173-455f-8fc5-640e344597b1 with the offending USB drive still attached to the computer.
Now use the “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” and remove the offending USB Device.

Reinsert the offending USB Device and all it will be displayed normally.
Indeed, after doing the operation above, the USB stick would show up as below:

EjectNormal.jpg

Source: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7hardware/thread/9325555e-c9fd-415a-b162-0c551b3f4902

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One thought on ““Eject OPEN … 4GB-Windows 7 …” when clicking on “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media””

  1. Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media notification problems ?

    simply go to bios – somewhere in the tabs says :storage

    then disable “hot plug”

    save and then notification doesnt show up on windows 7 any more , worked for me

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