Help! How do I stop repeated "Disk Not Ejected Properly" alerts?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AL2TEACH, May 16, 2019.

  1. AL2TEACH macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2007
    Denver, CO.
    by mistake, I ejected the TMB external drive in the sidebar. from the back of the drive, I unplugged and re...the usb cable and restarted. all is good except this @@#$% alert that comes up every few seconds. I told the puter, I was sorry but it's still pissed. how to stop the alert before I crawl into a fetal position and weep. thanks
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  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    1. Drag the drive icon into the trash to dismount it.
    2. Disconnect the drive.
    3. RE connect the drive.

    Does this help?
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

    Jul 1, 2014
    If not above, open Disk Utility and do a First Aid on the drive and volume(s).

    Also, try a different port: port plugging in might have some wiggle to it, so might cut in/out if cable wiggles a bit. Or USB connector in the drive might not quite be as snug as it should be.
  4. infantrytrophy macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2013
    You might have a bad USB cable. Inexpensive external disk drives are notorious for having fragile cables. After trying the steps in posts 2 and 3 above, try using a known good USB cable to see if this helps.
  5. AL2TEACH thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2007
    Denver, CO.
    first time I did step 2 and 3, the message kept coming back.
    second time, did 2 and 3 and turned everything off and when I came back in, turned everything on and all is good, thanks

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