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

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  1. AL2TEACH macrumors 6502

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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