Sp3 an error in updating your system has occured
I regularly have USB eject problems with several USB brands (iomega, sandisk, trekstor).Now having spent some hours on this problem, I could reproduce the problem by simply inserting an USB device, opening an jpeg image on it with MS office picture manager, after having closed the picture manager again I cannot safely remove the USB device until I have killed the explorer desktop application.Also, sometimes a damaged Master Boot Record may cause the BIOS and/or the Operating System to misdetect the true hard drive capacity. We’ve came up with a freeware tool that handles LBA48 mode setting as well as HPA and DCO features.In this case you would need to use a zero-fill tool. It does everything automatically: it extracts the factory capacity; then it restores the factory LBA48, HPA and DCO settings. Supported OS: 32-bit versions of Windows XP/Vista/2003 All you have to do is to run it and click “Restore Capacity”. Update May 24, 2008: Many people ask if this this tool formats the hard drive and/or erases the data.Only using Lock Hunter I was able to see that Windows' System process was the one that was locking my drive and since it is a low level process it cannot be killed safely.
Motherboard can create a so-called “Host protected area” on your hard drive to store its data.
Ouroborus, If HDD Capacity Restore does not see hard drives attached to S-ATA ports, then first of all I’d try to go into BIOS setup and locate S-ATA settings.
There has to be a way to switch S-ATA ports into “Normal” or “Compatible” or “Legacy” mode (as opposed to “Native”). Dmitry pedro: Sorry, you will have to remove the hard drive from the laptop and attach it to a desktop PC.
Usually this area is not bigger than 10 megabytes, so there is nothing to worry about.
Manufacturer of your PC can create a “Host protected area” on your hard drive to store an image of the original operating system and programs.