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 »  Home  »  Device Manager  »  Windows cannot use this hardware device because it has been prepared for safe removal, but it has not been removed from the computer. (Code 47)
Windows cannot use this hardware device because it has been prepared for safe removal, but it has not been removed from the computer. (Code 47)
By  Super Admin  | Published  11/16/2007 | Device Manager | Rating:
It has not been removed from the computer. (Code 47)

To fix this problem, unplug this device from the computer and then plug it in again.

The device has been prepared for ejection.

This error code occurs only if the user used the Safe Removal application to prepare the device for removal, or pressed a physical eject button. Restarting the computer brings the device online if the user does not want to eject from the dock.

Unplug the device, and then plug it in again. Alternately, restart the computer to make the device available.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    "This error code occurs only if the user used the Safe Removal application" This is not true. We have a flash drive that will say this as soon as it is plugged in even if you restart with it in it still says that.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Solution does not work !!!
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by DimitriG)
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    Instead of restarting the computer you can disable the USB Hub in device manager and then reenable it. This will force redetection of usb devices on the hub.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    no device is plugged in but I still get this message
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    rubbish
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I've tried this fix but it does not work....replugging rebooting etc still leave me with a usb error 47
     
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