USB Error: The Device Cannot Be Stopped Right Now.

Last Update Date : Apr 20. 2018

 USB Error - The Device Cannot Be Stopped Right Now.


If you're running many applications at once, and then try to disconnect the USB Device, you may encounter an error stating "The device cannot be stopped right now, try stopping the device again later."

If so,

  1. Wait a minute, the device may be saving data.
  2. Exit out of any windows or tasks that may be using the device.
  3. Try the Stop button again.

If you still get a message that says the "drive can not be stopped now" and you are sure that there are no tasks using the drive, it is best to shut down the PC before removing the device.  This will prevent data loss or damage.

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