Author Topic: Can't eject Retrode from PC (Windows 7)  (Read 1637 times)

Offline Gladson

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Can't eject Retrode from PC (Windows 7)
« on: 16/May/2019 01:26:07 AM »
Whenever I finish using my Retrode I try to eject it (just like any other USB device) using either the USB icon by the Windows clock or by right-clicking the mapped unit and selecting "Eject", however, it fails anyway. "Error ejecting RETRODE (E)" is shown.

Is that normal? I'm making sure the led is not blinking when I pull the cable but it feels unsafe doing that nonetheless, I'm afraid I could corrupt something.

Offline ssokolow

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Re: Can't eject Retrode from PC (Windows 7)
« Reply #1 on: 05/Dec/2019 04:24:20 PM »
Whenever I finish using my Retrode I try to eject it (just like any other USB device) using either the USB icon by the Windows clock or by right-clicking the mapped unit and selecting "Eject", however, it fails anyway. "Error ejecting RETRODE (E)" is shown.

Is that normal? I'm making sure the led is not blinking when I pull the cable but it feels unsafe doing that nonetheless, I'm afraid I could corrupt something.

Sorry I took so long to respond to this. I saw your post just as I was preparing for bed and then the open tab got lost under a pile of others before I got to it.

To answer your question, it should be normal. The same thing happens on Linux for me. Try using "Safely Remove" and see if that works differently.

(On Linux, "Safely Remove" is accomplished by "unmounting" a filesystem while "Ejecting" is unmounting and then asking the device to eject the tray/media. The Retrode firmware has a bug in how it announces itself to the OS, so it claims to be ejectable but then returns an error when the OS asks it to eject.)