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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"

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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 .

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03 Mar 2009   #3

windows 7

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

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