Small Cheese

The Unknown Active Connection That Cause The USB Device Cannot Be Stopped And Removed

Have you ever seen this Windows error message “The Device ‘Generic Volume’ cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later.” when you trying to remove the USB device?


The Device Generic Volume Cannot Be Stopped Right Now. Try Stopping The Device Again Later
The Device Generic Volume Cannot Be Stopped Right Now. Try Stopping The Device Again Later


Sometime I really got no idea how to catch that active process or application from the Windows task list. If that specific application does not close there is no way can remove the USB device safety unless just unplug it to force disconnection.

Yesterday I discovered a useful tool that can resolve this problem while I looking for utilities software.

Download the tool here.Unlocker Tool

Step 1
Open My Computer and select the USB device you want to disconnect, and then right click to choose “unlocker”.

Pointing To The Device And Select Unlocker From The Right Click Option
Pointing To The Device And Select Unlocker From The Right Click Option

Step 2
Click unlock all button to clear all connection (if still not able to resolve then click the kill process)

The Unlocker Main Page
The Unlocker Main Page


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