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I have to eject any USB memory stick twice because the first

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I have to eject any USB memory stick twice because the first time I get a message saying it is in use. It isn't! How can I stop this, please?

Hi there and welcome

Can you tell please which version of windows you are using?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Windows 10

Thank you

Can you tell me if it only happens with one memory stick in particular or any memory stick?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's with any stick


Press the windows key + R

Type in


press enter

Click on the services tab

Click on
"Hide all microsoft services"

Click disable all

Click ok

Restart and tell me if you still have the issue please.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It seems ok now

great, it was a process causing the issue which we stopped. It will be ok now

If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If we stopped lots of other processes, too, will whatever needs them be ok?

Yes as the program starts them when they are needed. It's a better configuration for your computer as it means only the processes you need will run.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Great. Many thanks!