Windows XP does not see an external disk

Discussion in 'Returnil releases' started by Robin A., Jul 29, 2009.

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  1. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    When I activate Returnil (session lock) and then turn on an external USB disk, the disk does not appear in Windows Explorer, and so it can´t be used.

    To use the disk with Returnil active, I have to turn on the disk before activating Returnil.

    Is this the expected behavoir?
     
  2. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Hi Robin A.,
    Welcome to the forums :)

    Yes, it is expected as it provides protection against infection or exploit from unauthorized USB devices while RVS protection is on.

    Mike

    Edit: This has been determined to be not expected and the team is investigating the issue
     
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  3. wrongway67

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    when I activate "Session Lock" and then I turn on my usb external drives, they appear in Windows Explorer and I can use them o_O
     

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    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Hi wrongway67,
    I made a mistake in assuming that discussions of this had progressed to being included in the release. It was not and I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

    @Robin A.:

    Can you describe your system and when this happens in greater detail?

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  5. Robin A.

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    Sorry, the situation described happened yesterday, but today I can´t reproduce it. Thanks.
     
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    Ok - keep an eye out for the next time it happens (if it happens) to see if there is anything trying to block USB access (firewall/HIP maybe?).

    Mike
     
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