Safely Eject bug in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ralfmouth, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. ralfmouth

    ralfmouth Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 16, 2012
    If your card reader light stays on even after it's been "safely ejected" in Win7 (unlike XP) this is supposed to be OK.
    Microsoft calls it "soft removel" - power stays on, but data transmission is suspended.
    You should not lose data while removing the card in Win7 so i read.
    But while reading the fix (for the light staying on) Microsoft says this:

    USB Port Remains Active for Disabled or Safely Removed USB Device

    Is data transmission suspended or not.

    (btw, the fix is easy and i don't worry about pulling cards now)
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  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Interesting. I don't think continuing to receive packets matters much, but interrupting a different device? That's new to me. Gonna do some research and find out the details I think. Presumably it can only affect devices on the same hub...