"Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

Tips to enable/disable the USB drives in WinXP

hi all.
        I had some situation to limit my USB usage...I was looking for some free software for doing the same. When I called my friend (Admin, working in branded MNC)..he shared this secret of disabling the USB drives to the employees. Yes, In big companies they will play with reg.settings else in BIOS to disable the USB for data theft.
here is the crux to break that settings..
In Run >Regedit go down to the following keys…H_L_Machine > System > controlset > services > usbstor
  (Step 1) Right click the usbstor and set the permission’s to whom you want to enable and disable
  (Step 2) In right windows, double click Start and change the Value Data [0x00000003(3)] to  [0x00000003(4)]
        *3- for enabling
        *4- for disable the same
  (Step 3) Go to this path C:\WINDOWS\inf and check for the file usbstor.inf and give full permisson to ur login id… Try after each step, hope this would help to get the access to USB.

April 22, 2006 - Posted by | XP_cool Tips

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