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    Aug 11, 2009
    (Continuous) Device Removal Error?
    So, the other day I got myself a lovely iMac for school, and so far, it's been treating me wonderfully!

    However, given as how I'm the only one in the family who has one, I've run into a slight problem. My father, although a big Windows OS buff, was messing around with my computer, and decided to yank out a USB drive without ejecting it. Naturally, an error message showed up, but after closing it and scolding him, I hoped it just wouldn't happen again.

    But alas! Now, every single time I plug in a USB drive, it ejects on its own after a few minutes (sometimes seconds) and the same error message comes up. I've tried ejecting it from the desktop and from the finder, on separate occasions, waiting a bit, and trying again, even restarting, but tragically, the issue persists.

    Is there anything I can do to solve this problem?

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Does it happen with just the one drive or all USB devices? And, does it occur when plugging the same USB drive into other USB ports on the iMac?


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