Question about Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive
I just bought a Kingston DataTraveler 2GB. The problem started when i try to activate the password protection program(included), the process suddenly halted due to some unknown error.
After that, i realize that the thumbdrive had been reduced to 913MB only.
I don't think that any kind of virus did this.
Both of the previous messages mention valid possibilities. If the drive was purchased from any auction site it is likely you may have received a fake Kingston product and perhaps it is a 1GB drive.
On the other hand if you got as far as selecting the amount of space to use for the private (password protected) zone before it got the error then it may have allocated the space and therefore only showing you what's left for the public zone.
The following process will delete all data on the drive -- Run the password program and click on the Settings button at the password screen. Then click on the Format button, zero out the amount of space for the private zone, and continue with the format.
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Posted on Jan 09, 2009
Did you read the emanual that is on the Kindston's website for the DataTraveller? When you use the password protection program, it logs you IN to another partition you created when you started it the first time. It logs you off of the normal drive partition and in to the password protected partition.
Both exist on the same pen drive but can not be accessed at the same time. Try logging off using the same program or if there's such a logoff shortcut anywhere on the pendrive, yo should be back to the normal 2GB partition.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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It is true that locking mobile storage devices, such as USB drives, with Imation Lock is an excellent way to protect your data.
However, using Imation Lock with a Kingston USB drive can create problems.
Learn how to unlock your Kingston USB drive so you can use it once again.
Ensure that your Kingston USB drive has been removed from your computer's USB port.
Start the Imation Lock software by double clicking the Imation Lock.
Plug in the Kingston USB into a USB port immediately after the "Please Insert the Device or Run This Utility as Privileged User" message appears.
Access your Kingston USB drive by clicking Start > Computer.
Double click on the device.
Start the Imation Lock software again by double clicking the Imation Lock.
Disable the password protection by clicking the open lock icon.
If you have password protected a USB drive or partition on your computer and have since forgotten the password, you will need to completely erase the drive.
Erasing and reformatting the drive will remove any password protection, software and data on the drive preventing you from accessing the drive.
The process is simple using Window's Disk Management utility.
Log into the computer as the administrator.
Open the Windows Start menu, select "Run," type "Compmgmt.msc" and click "OK." In Windows Vista and Windows 7, simply type the command into the "Search" field.
Select "Disk Management."
Locate the password-protected drive.
Right-click it and select "Delete." Confirm the action.
The drive will be erased and become unallocated free space.
Hope this helps.
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click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties then security select take full control in windows 7
USB drives can be write-protected by modifying the StoreageDevicePolicies Registry key and WriteProtect Registry value.
click Start>run>regedit to open Registry Editor. and press control+F to open the find dialogue box and type "usb device" or "driverdesc" to open usb mass storage device or type "usb mass storage device" in the search windows. And right click on it and delete. This will set the policy value to 0. then insert your usb device. It will work fine.
# Remember: do not delete any unknow files in the registry as this will make some programes not work as usual.
If you are running a Windows XP OS then you might be able to:
- click start right click on my computer select open
- Right click the icon of your Flash Drive (It should be F:/ or something)
- Click Properties in the menu that comes up
- Click the Sharing tab
- Click permissions
- And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.
hope this helps
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