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Old 09-07-2004, 10:33 AM
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Question Disabling a HID device

I have a problem with a USB security key which prevents another program from loading.

Removing the USB key is a solution and does work, but the key is not easily accessible and I would like another solution.

I have been able to get the second applciation working by disabling the relevant HID-compliant device in the Device manager, so I know it is possible.

What I would like to do is somehow have a method of disabling\enabling this device another way, most likely through altering the registry at logon.

Can anyone help ?
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Old 09-10-2004, 07:18 AM
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USB Key

The USB key is a sort of hardware dongle which is required to run a specific programme, eMagic Logic to be precise.

The key is actually in the back to my PC, which in turn is in a locked cabinet to prevent anyone stealling\messing about with the system unit. This means that I can't easily remove the USB key.

What I need is a registry hack of some kind which will allow me to enable\disable the device (Which comes up as a HID-compliant device) through a logon script.

What I don't want to do is :

Disable the device through Device manager.

Create a new hardware profile.

Have to keep on inserting and removing the USB key.
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Old 09-10-2004, 10:59 PM
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http://support.microsoft.com/default...en-us;823732#5
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Old 09-11-2004, 01:47 AM
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Re: USB Key

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Originally posted by chubarker
The USB key is a sort of hardware dongle which is required to run a specific programme, eMagic Logic to be precise.

The key is actually in the back to my PC, which in turn is in a locked cabinet to prevent anyone stealling\messing about with the system unit. This means that I can't easily remove the USB key.

What I need is a registry hack of some kind which will allow me to enable\disable the device (Which comes up as a HID-compliant device) through a logon script.

What I don't want to do is :

Disable the device through Device manager.

Create a new hardware profile.

Have to keep on inserting and removing the USB key.


Why not ask your System Administrator?

The Dongle has been put in place for a specific reason, if it is interfering with a legitimate piece of software then your System Administrator should be made aware of it.
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Old 09-11-2004, 01:54 PM
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Angry He already Knows

I am the System Administrator, that's why I am trying to find a solution.
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Old 09-11-2004, 05:50 PM
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You need to contact the provider of the application that doesn't work when the dongle is fitted.
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:38 AM
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Contacting Suppliers

We have already done this and both software companies have only suggested removing the USB key, which as I have said before is very problematic due to restricted access.

WE NEED TO DISABLE\ENABLE THE HID DEVICE.

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