Couple of things you can try here, I will list them in order to try
Download one of the following registry tweaks to enable or disable writing to USB drives. Enable USB Write http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/...leUSBWrite.zip Disable USB Write http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/...leUSBWrite.zip
Once you use the registry hack, you will have to reboot for the changes to take effect. One should also note that if you are using this trick, you should make sure that the users are not administrators on the computer, because they could easily change this setting back. This works on Windows Vista as well. Registry
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. If uncomfortable with using Registry Editor, see if you can find someone who is comfortable and that you can Trust. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. For XP Machines Only
"To reverse, just delete the new WriteProtect value (or set the value to 0) and restart the computer."
1) Click Start->Run. |
2)Type regedit and hit enter.
4)Click on the plus sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
5)Click on the plus sign next to SYSTEM
6)Click on the plus sign next to CurrentControlSet
7)Click on the plus sign next to Control
8)Click on the plus sign next to StorageDevicePolicies
9)Write click on WriteProtect and click modify.
10)If the value data is 1 change it 0 and click ok.
11)Repeat steps 7 to 10 for ControlSet001 and ControlSet002 .
12)Close Registry editor and restart the computer.
If you don't find it in the registry, the best way is to create it yourself. Below is the procedure.
Start the Registry Editor
Go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control key
If there is no key called StorageDevicePolicies, create it
You do this by right-clicking the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control key, and selecting New > Key from the menu.
Select the StorageDevicePolicies key
From the menu select Edit > New > DWORD Value
Name the new value WriteProtect
Right-click the WriteProtect value and choose Modify
In the Value Data: box enter 1
Exit the registry editor, and restart your computer