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Subject: Re: Blind user needs Help! weird problems!

Re: Blind user needs Help! weird problems!

From: Ronald Teune <>
Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2005 19:09:32 +0100

Windows will keep showing the safely unplug icon below, if that's what you
Updating drivers is not neccesary, I doubt there are new drivers available.
Personally, I remove the usb cable first, and then continue using the
jukebox (no need to turn it off first - but that may be only possible for
flashed rockbox). Be sure there is no disk activity when you unplug (but
that's also true when you turn it off).
Actually, I don't really know what's better: turning it off first, or
unplugging first. I do know that I've had bad experience turning it off
while plugged, so I unplug it first. But perhaps unplugging it when turned
on is enourmously dangerous... ;-)


On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 11:19:54 -0600, Sarai D. Bucciarelli
<> wrote:

> Okay:
> I did that and that box was checked, however when I tabbed some more
> windows
> still said to click safety remove hardware, however it won't do anything
> when I click it in my system tray. Usually I turned the unit off then
> remove
> the USB cable. Should I remove the cable then turn it off? When
> exploring, I
> saw a button that said to update drivers. Should I do that?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ronald Teune" <>
> To: "Rockbox development" <>
> Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2005 11:02 AM
> Subject: Re: Blind user needs Help! weird problems!
> Hi Sarah and Rocker,
> it's not that bad. For windows xp, try this: go to My Computer, right
> click on the jukebox drive, select Properties, click on the Hardware tab,
> click on the jukebox drive again, click the policies tab.
> In this tab, windows lets you choose one out of two options.
> The first one is optimize for quick removal, when you select this one you
> can remove the device without clicking safely remove hardware (it
> explicitly says so).
> The second one is optimize for performance, when you select this one you
> always have to click safely remove hardware.
> Of course it's bad to remove a hard disk while windows is writing to it,
> but when it's quiet it doesn't do damage.
> About shutting the jukebox off before removing it: my computer crashed
> first time I did that, so I can't recommend it.
> Hope that helps,
> Ronald
> P.S. Sorry, rocker, you typed such a long story and now I had to spoil
> it...
Received on 2005-03-05

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