When I try to eject my passport essentials 500gb I get this message,
" can not eject wd passport essential because some program is still using it". And I do not know what program could be using it? Please help
Something is wirting to it probably. Do you use continuous backup? did you transfer a big fiel just before that?
could the wd smartware be doing an automatic backup?
Usually your anti-virus is causing that message.
I have found it. It is a piece of wd smartware ".swstor". It seems to want to back stuff up. When I am able to close it down then I can safely eject the passport. has anyone dealt with this before, if so what did you do?
I don't know if this will help or not. I only used Smartware once and uninstalled it but look at post 5 that is how I configured my drive http://community.wdc.com/t5/My-Passport-for-PC/Need-other-options-on-how-to-SAFELY-remove-Passport/m-p/2073/highlight/true#M90
I resorted to erasing the whole drive (there was not much on it) I went into task manager and stopped all wd processes from running, doubled check in miscoding. and I disabled my antivirus and antiperspirant (Eset NOD 32) but I still am getting " cannot stop passport because another program is using it"
update after doing all of the things in my previous post it had started doing it again. went to misconfig "startup" and stopped WDDM Status", so far it seems to have solved the problem. i keeping my fingers crossed.
If you don't use the Smartware just uninstall it.