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Subject: Re: No "safely remove hardware" icon
From: Chris Hoekstra (chris_hoekstra_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 2004-03-19


The reason why data loss occurs and why it complains is that it is
caching the writes to the drive. It tells you it is done writing so you
can get back to work, but in reality it is still writing in the
background.

This if course is NOT desirable for a removable device. Turn off write
caching and it won't do that. You will get the ACTUAL time it takes to
copy over to the device.

Otherwise just wait and wait and wait until you think it is safe. Then
blindly pull the plug and hope for the best that it was finished.

BTW, you never get any complaints once you turn off write caching in the
device manager.
Chris

Jason Williams wrote:

>I've taken to "suspend"ing my laptop before i pull the hd. seems to work.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Rocker" <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
>To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 7:40 PM
>Subject: Re: No "safely remove hardware" icon
>
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>>A good chicken crap approach I use with XP Pro is to shut down the
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>machine.
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>>Never failed me yet! (smile)...rocker
>>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Jason Williams" <jwilliams_at_wi.rr.com>
>>To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>>Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 4:19 PM
>>Subject: Re: No "safely remove hardware" icon
>>
>>
>>what are the dangers of pulling the device without doing the "safely
>>remove..." procedure?
>>
>>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "[IDC]Dragon" <idc-dragon_at_gmx.de>
>>To: <csweet_at_hawaii.rr.com>; "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>>Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 4:06 PM
>>Subject: Re: No "safely remove hardware" icon
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>>>>Sometimes when I plug the USB cable in to my computer, the RockBox USB
>>>>icon comes up on the V2's screen, but my computer doesn't recognize
>>>>
>>>>
>the
>
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>>>device
>>>
>>>
>>>>(and thus there's no "safely remove hardware" icon in the system
>>>>
>>>>
>tray).
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>>>>Is there any alternative to just yanking the cable and starting over?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>Yes, you can start the hardware wizard from the control panel.
>>>Before it prompts you to proceed, it does some internal lookup,
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>including
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>>>USB.
>>>This is very reliable, always got undetected USB to work with this
>>>
>>>
>"kick".
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>
>>>Jörg
>>>
>>>--
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>>>100% Virenerkennung nach Wildlist. Infos: http://www.gmx.net/virenschutz
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