I'm not sure whats going on but for some reason ESS is blocking all USB devices from connecting. So far I've tried connecting my cell phone and thumb drive, neither worked. Its only when I disable the firewall & real-time system protection that the devices are able to connect. In some cases, I'm able to get USB devices working by simply disabling the firewall. So if I have to narrow down the problem I would have to go with the firewall. But there is nothing in the firewall options that mentions USB devices. Does anyone knows what is going on?