flash drive or usb port


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carolhines

I have an HP 4gb flash drive. It works fine on my computer at home but when i
take it to work, the computer recognizes it but i can't open it or anything.
all i can do is safely remove it.
I checked the usb port and it says it works fine
 
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smlunatick

I have an HP 4gb flash drive. It works fine on my computer at home but when i
take it to work, the computer recognizes it but i can't open it or anything.
all i can do is safely remove it.
I checked the usb port and it says it works fine

The problem would be "centered" on the PC at work. It is possible
that this PC has been set up to "refuse" access to "external" drives
such as USB flash drive. You will need to consult with the person
(s) / department / company whom are in charge of managing the office
computers. They might have a company "usage" policy which does not
allow the use of USB drives.
 
H

Harry

I have an HP 4gb flash drive. It works fine on my computer at home but when i
take it to work, the computer recognizes it but i can't open it or anything.
all i can do is safely remove it.
I checked the usb port and it says it works fine

If you can write to the registry ... run "regedit" and ...

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR]
"Start"=dword:00000004

.... change the "4" to an "3".
 
B

Bill in Co.

Harry said:
I have an HP 4gb flash drive. It works fine on my computer at home but
when i
take it to work, the computer recognizes it but i can't open it or
anything.
all i can do is safely remove it.
I checked the usb port and it says it works fine

If you can write to the registry ... run "regedit" and ...

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR]
"Start"=dword:00000004

... change the "4" to an "3".

Interesting. What is the significance of that specific dword value?
 
H

Harry

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR]
"Start"=dword:00000004
... change the "4" to an "3".

Interesting.   What is the significance of that specific dword value?

How can I prevent users from using USB removable disks (USB flash
drives)?
http://www.petri.co.il/disable_usb_disks.htm

How can I prevent users from writing to USB removable disks (USB flash
drives)?
http://www.petri.co.il/disable_writing_to_usb_disks_in_xp_sp2.htm
 
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Raymond J. Johnson, Jr.

smlunatick said:
The problem would be "centered" on the PC at work. It is possible
that this PC has been set up to "refuse" access to "external" drives
such as USB flash drive. You will need to consult with the person
(s) / department / company whom are in charge of managing the office
computers. They might have a company "usage" policy which does not
allow the use of USB drives.

Have a look "here": http://tinyurl.com/bvfbxx
 
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