Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 USB Problem

20 Jan 2009   #1

MultiBoot : Windows 7 Ultimate , Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
Windows 7 USB Problem

Hi there .

I own a USB Drive ... Dane-Elec 16GB . I have a big problem with the USB on Windows 7 .

This USB have a password protect system and he need to create a virtual floppy drive so i can open the password program in order to get access to the USB .

My problem is that Windows 7 can`t install the virtual floppy drive . I have Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 as my second OS and the USB works perfect . Same on Windows XP . The only problem is here on Windows 7 . I used Windows updates to get the drivers but still not working .

By the way , if i run W. Vista and disable the password protection then in Windows 7 i can see my USB drive but i need the protection for my USB so if anyone know how to solve it please tell me .
You will see 2 pics here with my problem .


[EDIT] Forgot to mention that i have the latest drivers for the USB even if i make the update from Device Manager i get the next message :

"Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.

USB FloppyDisk Drive"

Attached Thumbnails
Windows 7 USB Problem-1.jpg  
Attached Images
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Jan 2009   #2

MultiBoot : Windows 7 Ultimate , Windows Vista Ultimate SP1

Ok , i solved this problem by my self . I replaced this file : Windows/System32/Drivers/sfloppy.sys with the sfloppy.sys from my Windows Vista and now Windows 7 show the floppy drive . The only problem i got left is that when i open the password program from the floppy drive i get : Please insert the device or run this utility as privileged user . From here i don`t know what to do as i run the program as Administrator and everything . Hope someone know how to do it .

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Mar 2009   #3

windows 7

I have the same problem with password protected usb. did you get any solutions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Mar 2009   #4

MultiBoot : Windows 7 Ultimate , Windows Vista Ultimate SP1

Nope All I did was to insert the USB on Windows Vista and deactivate the password protect so I can use it on Windows 7 . Now I have a new USB with 32GB and I used TrueCrypt to put password protect on it and it is working on any Windows .

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 USB Problem

Thread Tools

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:36 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33