off topic - Restriction Warning on USB/1349 devices RRS feed

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  • Don't know if this is the right place to ask question, but am desperate.


    Receiving "Restriction Warning" - "Administrator has prohibited access to USB/1349 mass storage devices."


    I am running Windows XP Pro. This message suddenly arrived when I inserted a new 2GB USB stick. It now affects all USB ports including Iomega Zip drive.


    Have searched all over for a solution; and while I have found references, there are no actual practical solutions.




    Thursday, January 24, 2008 4:31 PM

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  • You're off topic for this forum, which is dedicated to Windows Live OneCare. You may want to try the Microsoft Public newsgroups here: http://support.microsoft.com/newsgroups/Default.aspx


    The only thing I can think of, though, is that there is a Group Policy setting that prevents users from adding/using USB devices. Somehow, this may have been invoked.


    I would also suggest contacting the manufacturer of the 2 Gig stick.



    Thursday, January 24, 2008 6:09 PM