security device

June 18, 2005 at 08:37:32
Specs: xp, p4/512


My EasyDisk USB2.0 (256MB) was working good before.

Just now, something went wrong with it. Every time i plug it into the USB port, a message of "security device" is appearing and ask me to connect into internet to search for a update driver. I did that but It can not find the driver on the internet.

Can anyone help me how i can make this USB work again ? what is wrong with it ?

many thanks.

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June 22, 2005 at 09:35:39

I am having the same problem with my USB2.0 "Jump Drive". This issue all started when I was using it to create a wireless network between computers within my home. Now every time i put this drive in any computer i no longer can access anything on it.. and can not find this so called "Security Device" Driver. Please let me know if you find a solution for this.. and i will do the same! Thanks!

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June 22, 2005 at 10:47:25

Here is a solution that i found from another forum. I have tried it and it does work... although all data that was on the drive is lost:

In certain conditions which are difficult to reproduce, USB Flash drive may suddenly stop working properly and begin to present itself to Windows XP as "Security device", prompting for drivers which are not normally required. It is possible to restore drive's functionality, but unfortunately any existing information on it will be lost.

Here is the recovery procedure:

Download Canyon EZ Recovery utility: and
USB Flash Tools:

Install both packages, reboot and run EZ Recovery tool.
Plug USB flash device into USB port and press Recover button.
Wait until process completes (it is possible that error message will be displayed at the end, ignore it and continue).
Unplug the device and plug it back again as prompted.
Start USB Flash Tools, leave password field empty and press OK.
Press "Format" button and wait until process completes.
Exit from service utility and use your USB Flash drive normally.



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June 22, 2005 at 23:24:31

Hi JT,

My USB is working now.

Thanks alot for your information and all the best to you.

Thanks again,

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