Installing Spinrite 6.1 on USB..... How long should it take?

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MDG_1958

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Sep 26, 2020
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I have run the Spinrite 6.1 R 3 program on my PC. It asked me to remove the USB drive (4Gb) I want to install to. It then
asked for me to reinsert the drive, it detected it, then.... 20 minutes gone.... How long does Unmounting andRemoving drive take??

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Checked Disk Management...
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and hovering over th "i" :oops: (This is a Personal PC, Windows 10 Pro and I am Local Admin)
What policy? Right clicking over "Offline" did NOT give me the option to turn online.

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This occurred twice, so I tried running spinrite installer without the USB drive plugged in, so I did not need to remove it first, I just plugged it in
and Bingo :)
 
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