Monday, December 20, 2010

How to Disable and Re-enable USB Ports

How to Disable and Re-enable USB Ports

Do you want to know how to Disable and Re-enable USB Ports? It can be done through the

 Windows Registry.

To disable the access to USB port, in windows XP and 2000, follow the steps below

1. Click Start, and then click Run.

2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor

4. In the right pane, double-click on Start.

5. In the Value data box, type 4, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already selected), and then click OK.

6. Quit Registry Editor.




To re-enable a disabled port, follow these steps below

1. Click Start, and then click Run.

2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor

4. In the right pane, double-click on Start.

5. In the Value data box, type 3, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already selected), and then click OK.

6. Quit Registry Editor.

2 Responses to “How to Disable and Re-enable USB Ports”

sudheer pal said...
December 20, 2010 at 11:41 AM

i have performed this task on windows 7....

hoping will work similar for other operating system...


chandra said...
August 17, 2011 at 8:16 PM

It did work for me, million thanks for the wonderful explanation!
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