Fresh Windows 11 Problem Holds Your USB Drives Hostage

Fresh Windows 11 problem holds your USB drives hostage as it now seems that the operating system is adding yet another headache for users.

Fresh Windows 11 Problem Holds Your USB Drives Hostage

Fresh Windows 11 Problem Holds Your USB Drives Hostage

There is an annoying fresh bug present in the Windows 11 22H2 update which is now stopping some users from being able to eject their USB devices safely when Task manager is open.

Whenever as a user you plug in a USB device, and most especially when it is a storage device such as a USB flash drive, you should make sure that you eject it safely always before you remove it. and in windows 11, you should be able to do this easily by right clicking on the USB icon present on the taskbar and then selecting ‘eject’ by the name of the device in question that you want to remove.

Users Are Now Reporting a Bug in Windows 11 22H2

However and really annoying, many users are now reporting a bug that is stopping them from doing this when Task Manager is running. Instead any effort in trying to disconnect the USB device will cause Windows 11 to become unresponsive for a couple of seconds and then sends up an error message saying “Windows can’t stop your device because a program is still using it. Close any programs that might be using the device and then try again later.”

The Bugs Error Message

This error message usually appears when you are trying to eject USB media that is still in use such as when you are copying files to and from a memory stick. Tis very bug however means that you get this type of warning regardless of whether or not your USB device is in use and that can cause problems.


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