try opening my computer...
by holedout - 9/16/11 6:09 PM
I occasionally have the same issue, the safely remove hardware tells me "Oh no, Uncle Bill!",
but find quite often I can go into my computer, and right click and hit the eject button. If that fails,
then I do what rje49 recommends...restart. I work in photography, and have never lost a file
as a result. As to why...it's a computer.