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Memory stick wont run .exe files.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kcbear, May 4, 2010.

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  1. kcbear

    kcbear Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    For some reason my memory stick wont run .exe files. Namely the 'Imationlockv224.exe' encryption software that allows me to access the Imation memory stick.

    E:\Imationlockv224.exe
    The handle is invalid.

    I tried another memory stick and the same problem occured. I can view photos, open documents but when i try to run an .exe program (in this case Truecrypt setup program) it comes up with the following error.

    E:\Truecrypt Setup.exe
    The handle is invalid.

    The problem did not occur when using the memory stick on my desktop.

    laptop: Acer Extensa 5220 running windows XP pro
    Desktop: Cant remember but also running XP pro (not at home at the moment to check)

    Not sure if this is a software or hardware problem....

    Thanks in advance

    kcbear
     
  2. Bernardo

    Bernardo

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    Sounds more like a lockdown for security purposes. There are reasons to NOT ALLOW exe files to run from memory sticks.


    http://kb.iu.edu/data/auhm.html
     
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