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Urgent help needed to safely disconnect iPoD from a PC that doesn't have the 'safely remove' icon at the bottom left of the desktop

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DHhadABJfromAbangkokLADYboy Sun 23-Jan-05 17:28:35


I may even reveal my true identity if someone can help...

DHhadABJfromAbangkokLADYboy Sun 23-Jan-05 17:37:10


fairyfly Sun 23-Jan-05 17:38:25

No idea? Sorry dodgy named lady

SenoraPostrophe Sun 23-Jan-05 17:41:10

what does it connect with do you know?

HunkerMunker Sun 23-Jan-05 17:41:32

I'd turn the PC off, then remove it.

wheresmyfroggy Sun 23-Jan-05 17:41:58

Does the ipod appear on desktop or as an external drive in my computer folder? if so try right clicking it, you might get an option to unmount it there

DHhadABJfromAbangkokLADYboy Sun 23-Jan-05 17:43:16

erm - not sure what you mean connects as a portable hard drive.
have been into control panel and said to show the task bar and it isn't showing know the one I mean....bottom right of your desktop screen...the little green arrow.....the PC that it is connected to has no task bar...

and apparently, there is no way in the worl he will disconnect it without doing it properly

wheresmyfroggy Sun 23-Jan-05 17:43:26

Not sure cause mainly use mac but if you switch pc off you may loose music stored on ipod.

DHhadABJfromAbangkokLADYboy Sun 23-Jan-05 17:43:43

wheresmyfroggy - think that has been tried but I will ask....

SoupDragon Sun 23-Jan-05 17:47:06

Dos the Ipod have a tick on the LCD screen? If DHs Ipod mini has this, you can just unplug it.

DHhadABJfromAbangkokLADYboy Sun 23-Jan-05 17:50:01

To confuse matters, it is actually an iRiver not an iPod....

Also in my computer, there is no option in the drop down list to eject!
sorry folks!
he is driving me crazy
it works on our pc but not on his mate's pc which has windows xp the same as ours

SenoraPostrophe Sun 23-Jan-05 17:50:55

I meant is it firewire or USB - I always simply disconnect USB devices. But obvioulsy you want to be sure.

what version of windows is it?

SoupDragon Sun 23-Jan-05 17:52:20

have an unexplained powercut that knocks out the power to your computer.

DHhadABJfromAbangkokLADYboy Sun 23-Jan-05 17:52:24

it is usb connected i think....
and it is windows xp (our windows xp seems different to his though)
I always disconnect usb thingys without 'safely removing' but dh won't.....

wheresmyfroggy Sun 23-Jan-05 17:53:12

iRiver? ooh cant help there

only suggestion is if pc has norton or any similar disk doctor/drive scanner software you could find the drive on that and unmount it

SenoraPostrophe Sun 23-Jan-05 17:53:41

Have you tried right clicking on the start menu or task bar, selecting properties and having a dig around in there?

Allegra Sun 23-Jan-05 17:54:52

I got a new Ipod for Christmas and had trouble the first time I used it. I think the manual said if it doesn't list ipod in the source menu on the left hand side ( on the PC)it was safe to just disconnect. Thats what I did and its working fine.( It still said do not disconnect on the little ipod screen) Hope that makes sense.

DHhadABJfromAbangkokLADYboy Sun 23-Jan-05 18:03:17

tried all obviuos stuff that has been has been working fine on our pc for the last week...but now at his mate's house it won't work. And his mate is reasonably tecky too.

Anyway - think I have persuaded him to restart the pc leaving the iRiver whatsit connected (it isn't disconnected unsafely is it )

DHhadABJfromAbangkokLADYboy Sun 23-Jan-05 18:30:50

any nore suggestions?

SoupDragon Sun 23-Jan-05 19:36:06

Oh just disconnect it - he's not there, he won't notice.

SenoraPostrophe Sun 23-Jan-05 19:40:20

agree - just disconnect.

The worst that could happen would be you'd lose some files, buty presumably you have them elsewhere?

DHhadABJfromAbangkokLADYboy Sun 23-Jan-05 19:46:14

all is fine

lockets Sun 23-Jan-05 19:49:02

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popsycal Mon 24-Jan-05 13:39:26 i did.....

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