The "Eject PC" Command May Not Work Intermittently

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When you click Eject PC on the Start menu on a laptop computer, you may receive the following error message:
You cannot eject your computer because one of the devices in the docking station,' ECP Printer Port (LPT1)', cannot be stopped because a program is still assessing it.
This problem does not occur if the ECP port is disabled.


In some cases, handles to removable devices are closed asynchronously (the Eject PC command removes devices in the docking station). Because Plug and Play determines whether the handles are closed immediately after requesting closure, you receive the error message.


Service Pack Information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version        Size       File name
   20-Nov-2002  00:13  5.0.2195.6133  1,689,088  Ntkrnlmp.exe
   20-Nov-2002  00:13  5.0.2195.6133  1,688,768  Ntkrnlpa.exe
   20-Nov-2002  00:13  5.0.2195.6133  1,709,376  Ntkrpamp.exe
   20-Nov-2002  00:13  5.0.2195.6133  1,666,816  Ntoskrnl.exe


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.


For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product


Article ID: 330833 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 1.11
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP3
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