Windows 11 22H2 Update has a bug that’s preventing the Safely Remove Hardware feature from ejecting USB devices and it happens when Task Manager is open.
Whenever users are trying to eject media devices from the System tray, a “Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device” dialog box appears with a full error message that reads “Windows can’t be stopped by the operating system because of another program that is still using it”
The dialog box also suggests users close any active program (Task Manager in this case) that is opened and try to eject the media device.
Fix – Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device in Windows 11 22H2
In case, you landed on this blog post, then definitely you’re also facing the same issue. Fortunately, the same issue can be resolved easily. Here’s what you need to do:
According to information shared by the majority of the users, the error message appears when Task Manager is open. So try to close the Task Manager app before trying to eject a USB device from the PC using the Safely remove hardware options.
With the help of this workaround, you can fix Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device issue in Windows 11 22H2. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed this bug and it’s not listed on Windows 11 22H2 known issue page of Microsoft.
So this is how you can fix the “Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device” in Windows 11 22H2? Are you affected? Does the solution in this post help in fixing the issue? Let us know in the comments.
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