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    HELP! ---USB MASS STORAGE DEVICE - Driver Disabled

    Hiya,

    hoping someone can help please. repp will be given.

    I usually used my thumbdrive at work, but since a last software update on the machines. the driver for this has been disabled.. Im wondering if anyone knows how to re-activate this?...

    I checked in system, and the information for the USB MASS STORGAE says:

    A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)
    Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.

    But in device usage it says "Use this device (enable)"....??

    I reckon i need to change something using regedit but dunno what..
    any ideas?

    11 Comments

    If you are using it at work then I would guess the IT dept has disabled the device via Group Policy. This helps prevent the spread of viruses via USB keys. Have you asked you IT dept?

    Click where it says - 'Use this device (Enable)'.

    Original Poster

    Download_Dave;4565454

    Choose to 'Enable (use this device)'.



    its already on enable...

    figured it out anyway..

    Run regedit and navigate to HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\USBstor

    change the value to a 3 to enable, and 4 to disable under "START"....

    - dam IT and their meddling ways... lol....

    BendyBadger;4565422

    If you are using it at work then I would guess the IT dept has disabled … If you are using it at work then I would guess the IT dept has disabled the device via Group Policy. This helps prevent the spread of viruses via USB keys. Have you asked you IT dept?



    I agree to either prevent spread of viri or to prevent data theft:thumbsup:

    Kandiman1983;4565467

    its already on enable... figured it out anyway.. Run regedit and navigate … its already on enable... figured it out anyway.. Run regedit and navigate to HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\USBstorchange the value to a 3 to enable, and 4 to disable under "START"....- dam IT and their meddling ways... lol....



    Just be careful, if its been disabled intentionally there will be a reason, tampering may be used as a grounds for dismissal.

    Original Poster

    harlzter;4565476

    Just be careful, if its been disabled intentionally there will be a … Just be careful, if its been disabled intentionally there will be a reason, tampering may be used as a grounds for dismissal.



    i know.. but c'est la vie.... i aint robbing owt anyway.. not much to rob apart from work.. lol... and i dont want no work..

    Just don't let IT catch you with the USB stick in then - We can be a cruel bunch when we want to be.

    not much of an IT dept if they've not disabled regedit!

    umanga;4565949

    not much of an IT dept if they've not disabled regedit!



    Very true. By the looks of things, everyone has admin rights - Definitely not a good idea. Then again, the machines might not be networked.

    Original Poster

    DragonChris;4567125

    Very true. By the looks of things, everyone has admin rights - … Very true. By the looks of things, everyone has admin rights - Definitely not a good idea. Then again, the machines might not be networked.




    I work in I.T myself (software dev) for one of the top 3 banks in the uk. Jus so happens i had the admin password n added myself as a admin! Siick....

    Kandiman1983;4569650

    I work in I.T myself (software dev) for one of the top 3 banks in the uk. … I work in I.T myself (software dev) for one of the top 3 banks in the uk. Jus so happens i had the admin password n added myself as a admin! Siick....



    that just fills me with confidence that you develop the software and yet still had to ask us lot of cretins!:whistling:
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