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Steven.H
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Closing TB and Shutdown XP error

I am shutting down Thunderbird Portable and then trying to safely remove the USB device. Even though I wait until the light has stopped blinking, sometimes it won't let me safely remove it!

I linked this to an appplication called ObjectDock. If i close that, then i can remove the device.

BUT, when i then shutdown my computer straight after, i get a Dr.Watson error message or something - it happens too quick for me to see what it is.

Even more of a problem is the fact that when i load up Thunderbird Portable again, some of my messages have corrupted and are lost! Luckily, the program just downloads them all again from the online server (i never delete the online storage), but obviously all the junk comes through too.

Can anybody help me with this?

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How about w/o ObjectDock

What if you use TBP without ObjectDock running at all? If it's ok in that instance, I'd wager that ObjectDock is holding a lock on TB's files and/or process (which it should NOT be... but it probably assumes anything running is running from a non-removable drive). In short, I don't think you'll be able to use ObjectDock with an portable software.

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It is

It holds a lock on apps to work out if they are running and to draw the styling. Kill it via Task Manager.
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Process Explorer is better.

Process Explorer is better. Blum

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Yes, but

some of us don't have SP2 Wink Sad
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I didn't even know it

I didn't even know it required SP2. I just thought it was a regular old 32-bit Windows app with no special APIs.

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Lots of apps

Lots of apps list SP2 as an official requirement, since you shouldn't be running SP1 anymore for security and other reasons. There are a few apps that hook into system things that require it. Stuff like ObjectDock, WindowBlinds, etc would fall into that category.

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Actually

ObjectDock doesn't require SP2.

Anyway, I don't even have SP1, Microsoft thinks my copy is illegal.
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it doesnt

it doesnt. "Process Monitor" does i hate apps that have this requirement for SP2

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