Disconnecting a Passport Essential SE 1TB drive with WIN 8

Using WIN 8, when I go to disconnect my drive,it speeds up and a window pops up telling me that the drive is currently in use, (it isn’t), and to close any programs or windows, (there are no programs being used or windows open) that may be using the device and try again. VERY frustrating.  It also does this on my WIN XP compter too!  Whats up? THANKS! R.

Try the article bellow for some suggestions:

Unable to safely remove (unmount) a WD external drive in Windows