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Old 03-09-2007, 12:12 PM
Glitch
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Default How to remove DTSecure Privacy on Kingston Datatraveler ?

Hi

I got a 4 GB Kingston Data traveler (DTSP/4GB) in Xmas present from
med chef, but the thing is, I want to install winxp or something on it
and boot up etc..
http://www.kingston.com/flash/privacyUSB.asp

It seems I cant access anything unless I type in a security code which
blocks it from being bootable.

It works like 2 drives appear when inserting it 1 drive has a cdrom
icon with CDFS partition and the second drive looks like a normal USB
stick without security. Then it pops up with this "DataTraveler
Secure-Privacy Edition" password that I have to set to get access
to anything.

Anyone have experienced how to remove this security from such drive ?

I really wish anyone know how and you will save my hard work, have
tried many things for almost 3 days in a row.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 03-09-2007, 04:18 PM
Ken Maltby
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Default Re: How to remove DTSecure Privacy on Kingston Datatraveler ?


"Glitch" <no@spam.invalid> wrote in message
news:12v2n93rcsq6q57@news.supernews.com...
> Hi
>
> I got a 4 GB Kingston Data traveler (DTSP/4GB) in Xmas present from
> med chef, but the thing is, I want to install winxp or something on it
> and boot up etc..
> http://www.kingston.com/flash/privacyUSB.asp
>
> It seems I cant access anything unless I type in a security code which
> blocks it from being bootable.
>
> It works like 2 drives appear when inserting it 1 drive has a cdrom
> icon with CDFS partition and the second drive looks like a normal USB
> stick without security. Then it pops up with this "DataTraveler
> Secure-Privacy Edition" password that I have to set to get access
> to anything.
>
> Anyone have experienced how to remove this security from such drive ?
>
> I really wish anyone know how and you will save my hard work, have
> tried many things for almost 3 days in a row.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>


It is intentionally made with no "Public Area" to be secure. This is
not the stick to do what, you claim, you want.

Luck;
Ken



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Old 03-09-2007, 05:03 PM
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Default Re: How to remove DTSecure Privacy on Kingston Datatraveler ?


"Ken Maltby" <kmaltby@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:re2dnSxFZ4RAC2zYnZ2dnUVZ_s2vnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>
> "Glitch" <no@spam.invalid> wrote in message
> news:12v2n93rcsq6q57@news.supernews.com...
>> Hi
>>
>> I got a 4 GB Kingston Data traveler (DTSP/4GB) in Xmas present from
>> med chef, but the thing is, I want to install winxp or something on it
>> and boot up etc..
>> http://www.kingston.com/flash/privacyUSB.asp
>>
>> It seems I cant access anything unless I type in a security code which
>> blocks it from being bootable.
>>
>> It works like 2 drives appear when inserting it 1 drive has a cdrom
>> icon with CDFS partition and the second drive looks like a normal USB
>> stick without security. Then it pops up with this "DataTraveler
>> Secure-Privacy Edition" password that I have to set to get access
>> to anything.
>>
>> Anyone have experienced how to remove this security from such drive ?
>>
>> I really wish anyone know how and you will save my hard work, have
>> tried many things for almost 3 days in a row.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>

>
> It is intentionally made with no "Public Area" to be secure. This is
> not the stick to do what, you claim, you want.
>
> Luck;
> Ken
>

P.S. Check this out:
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...ml?tag=nl.e101



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Old 03-09-2007, 07:08 PM
mike
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Default Re: How to remove DTSecure Privacy on Kingston Datatraveler ?

Glitch wrote:
> Hi
>
> I got a 4 GB Kingston Data traveler (DTSP/4GB) in Xmas present from
> med chef, but the thing is, I want to install winxp or something on it
> and boot up etc..
> http://www.kingston.com/flash/privacyUSB.asp
>
> It seems I cant access anything unless I type in a security code which
> blocks it from being bootable.
>
> It works like 2 drives appear when inserting it 1 drive has a cdrom
> icon with CDFS partition and the second drive looks like a normal USB
> stick without security. Then it pops up with this "DataTraveler
> Secure-Privacy Edition" password that I have to set to get access
> to anything.
>
> Anyone have experienced how to remove this security from such drive ?
>
> I really wish anyone know how and you will save my hard work, have
> tried many things for almost 3 days in a row.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>


Maybe this is relevant:

If you do a search on the net for Geek Squad and U3, you should find
their program that will remove the U3 software and features by
reformatting the drive. Here:
http://u3.com/uninstall/default.aspx
What the U3 feature really is, is a partition that is treated like a
autorunning CD partition. When you insert the thumb drive, it autoruns
this partition and loads the U3 software. I personally can't stand that
so I use the geeksquad's removal tool. After using the removal tool, the
thumb drive looks and acts just like a regular thumb drive. Also, if you
want to retain the U3 software for later, just back up the partitions
before using the util.


What do people do about the swapfile and other log files that XP
relentlessly writes. Won't that destroy your flash drive in just a few
hours???
mike

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Old 03-09-2007, 07:28 PM
kony
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Default Re: How to remove DTSecure Privacy on Kingston Datatraveler ?

On Fri, 09 Mar 2007 13:12:03 -0000, no@spam.invalid (Glitch)
wrote:

>Hi
>
>I got a 4 GB Kingston Data traveler (DTSP/4GB) in Xmas present from
>med chef, but the thing is, I want to install winxp or something on it
>and boot up etc..



Then you are ignoring that XP doesn't natively support
running from removable media. There are hacks to be able to
do it, like grafing on a removable storage driver but it's
far too lengthly a process to cover in a usenet post, Google
for how to do it if you hadn't already.




>http://www.kingston.com/flash/privacyUSB.asp
>
>It seems I cant access anything unless I type in a security code which
>blocks it from being bootable.


Kingston has software to remove this (software) and make it
a plain vanilla flash drive... or at least they do for some
of their drives, if you can't find it then Google for the
removal tool.



>
>It works like 2 drives appear when inserting it 1 drive has a cdrom
>icon with CDFS partition and the second drive looks like a normal USB
>stick without security. Then it pops up with this "DataTraveler
>Secure-Privacy Edition" password that I have to set to get access
>to anything.
>
>Anyone have experienced how to remove this security from such drive ?
>
>I really wish anyone know how and you will save my hard work, have
>tried many things for almost 3 days in a row.
>
>Thanks in advance.


I'd wondering if you did any research about actually running
XP from a flash drive before you started... perhaps you did
but you've omitted this.

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Old 11-21-2008, 11:19 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mike View Post
Glitch wrote:
> Hi
>
> I got a 4 GB Kingston Data traveler (DTSP/4GB) in Xmas present from
> med chef, but the thing is, I want to install winxp or something on it
> and boot up etc..
> Kingston Technology Company - Flash Memory - DataTraveler Secure - Privacy Edition
>
> It seems I cant access anything unless I type in a security code which
> blocks it from being bootable.
>
> It works like 2 drives appear when inserting it 1 drive has a cdrom
> icon with CDFS partition and the second drive looks like a normal USB
> stick without security. Then it pops up with this "DataTraveler
> Secure-Privacy Edition" password that I have to set to get access
> to anything.
>
> Anyone have experienced how to remove this security from such drive ?
>
> I really wish anyone know how and you will save my hard work, have
> tried many things for almost 3 days in a row.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>


Maybe this is relevant:

If you do a search on the net for Geek Squad and U3, you should find
their program that will remove the U3 software and features by
reformatting the drive. Here:
http://u3.com/uninstall/default.aspx
What the U3 feature really is, is a partition that is treated like a
autorunning CD partition. When you insert the thumb drive, it autoruns
this partition and loads the U3 software. I personally can't stand that
so I use the geeksquad's removal tool. After using the removal tool, the
thumb drive looks and acts just like a regular thumb drive. Also, if you
want to retain the U3 software for later, just back up the partitions
before using the util.


What do people do about the swapfile and other log files that XP
relentlessly writes. Won't that destroy your flash drive in just a few
hours???
mike

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Return address is VALID!
Bunch-O-Stuff Forsale Here:
Homepage
I've just recieved a mail from Kingston customer service saying following for my Kingston DataTraveler 1GB Vault Privacy USB pen:
I kindly inform that we are unable to remove software from DTVP. It is Firmware partition and it can not be removed. We do not recommend this product for bootable purposes. It is a security USB rather than anything else.

We apologise for inconveniences.
Kind regards, Henning
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:19 PM
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Anybody have any updates on how to removed the Kingston Data traveler Vault - Privacy Edition. I have tried everything and still fail.
Thanks
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