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I'm not sure if this will work, but you can try and uninstall your usb drivers and reinstall them: right click "my computer," -manage, -device manager,-select "universal serial bus", and uninstall the drivers on all of them. Windows should automatically reinstall them after detecting them. This worked when my laptop crashed everytime I plugged any usb in.
Posted on May 14, 2009
There is a simple solution for this in the case of windows.
Just do a "regedit" for StorageDevicePolicies key.
. Get into the Registry - Press Start -> Run, enter regedit, press Ok
. Click on My Computer. Then press File -> Export, give some file name to backup the registry. Just incase you ever need to rollback.
. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/StorageDevicePolicies
. In the right pane select "writeprotect"
. RESET the value to '0'
Repeat the same for ControlSet001 and ControlSet002 incase they exist.
Now plug in your USB drives and it should work. Else just reboot the machine and try.
Posted on May 14, 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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