From: Sherry Morris on
On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:24:05 -0400, me(a)mine.net wrote:

>>But, when I doubleclick on D:\LaunchU3.exe, nothing happens except it
>>brings up an empty folder on my WinXP hard drive C:\Documents and
>>Settings\sherry\Application Data\U3\<big number>
>
> According to the Sandisk troubleshooting page it should load the
> launcher in your systray. Does it do this? Then either click or right
> click on the icon in the systray and see what happens.

I know. I know. On my other laptops, the Sandisk U3 program (asking for the
password) loads perfectly. It's just this laptop where it doesn't load.
Nothing loads automatically on this laptop.

I'm pretty sure autoloads in the registry are removed on this laptop
because I called the previous owner who said he didn't remember what he
removed but that shouldn't matter.

Can't I just manually "exececute" the U3 encryption program so that it asks
for a password?
From: Sherry Morris on
On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 16:45:56 GMT, Benlars wrote:

> http://www.u3.com/support/faq.aspx

None of these fit but I'll try them somehow ...

U3 Launchpad
1. When I insert my U3 smart drive I receive an error message and the U3
Launchpad does not run
2. I have found that sometimes when I have a DVD in my PC the Launchpad
starts really slowly. Why?
3. How do I access a U3 smart drive on a public PC? The kiosk PC I use has
no System Tray and I can't click on the application bar.
4. When I insert my smart drive in my computer, I can access the drive, but
I can't find anything that looks like the U3 Launchpad.
5. I want to re-install the U3 Launchpad on my smart drive
6. Why does the Launchpad sometimes hang after I insert my
password-protected U3 smart drive?
7. When I insert the U3 flash drive in my computer, Windows says something
about installing necessary software, and then tells me to reboot! I thought
U3 drives didn't install stuff on the host computer. What gives?
8. I removed my U3 smart drive without clicking on the Eject button first.
Can this damage my smart drive or affect its functionality?
From: Sherry Morris on
On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 13:09:32 -0700, Sherry Morris wrote:

> ttp://www.u3.com/support/faq.aspx
Q1: Are you using the U3 device on a Windows 2000 SP4+ or Windows XP
computer? Ans = yes

Q2: Can you see the U3 Launchpad icon in the system tray after inserting
the U3 smart drive? Ans = no

Q3: Does the U3 icon now appear in the system tray when you do the
following?
a. Start the Launchpad Manually.
b. Right-click on the drive letter in My Computer which is associated with
the U3 smart drive and which has the description, "U3 System" or "CD
Drive".
c. Select the Explore option from the menu. The contents of the drive
letter will be displayed in Windows Explorer.
d. Double-click "LaunchU3.exe".

Does the U3 icon now appear in the system tray? Ans = no

Q4: Is LaunchU3.exe or Launchpad.exe is already running?
Here is how to check to see if any LaunchU3.exe or Launchpad.exe processes
are already running.
NOTE: these steps should be conducted with only one U3 smart drive
connected to the host machine.
a. Bring up the Task Manager dialog by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc. keys at
the same time.
b. Once the window pops up click on the Processes tab.
c. Scroll through the list of running processes to identify an entry of
LaunchU3.exe or Launchpad.exe. (You can alphabetize the list by clicking
left over Image Name if this makes the entry easier to locate).
d. Are any LaunchU3.exe or Launchpad.exe processes running?

Is LaunchU3.exe or Launchpad.exe already running? Ans = no

Q5: Can you see two drive letters associated with the U3 smart drive in My
Computer? Ans = yes
If YES:
Double-click on the drive letter marked as 'U3 System' or 'CD Drive', then
proceed to the next step.

That next step is the same as Q3 above (it's a loop).

Isn't there a better way to start the U3 program manually?
From: Sherry Morris on
On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 13:27:04 -0700, Sherry Morris wrote:

> That next step is the same as Q3 above (it's a loop).
Actually, Q6 was slightly different than Q3 so I continue ...

Q6: Start the Launchpad manually
Right-click on the drive letter in My Computer which is associated with the
U3 smart drive and which has the decscription, "U3 System" or "CD Drive".
Select the Explore option from the menu. The contents of the drive letter
will be displayed in Windows Explorer. Double-click "LaunchU3.exe". Does
the U3 icon now appear in the system tray?

If YES:

1. Click the U3 icon to open the Launchpad, then select "Status and
Settings"
2. Select "U3 Launchpad Settings"
3. Press the "Install the Launcher" button.

Eject the U3 smart drive, then reinsert it. The U3 Launchpad should start
automatically. If it does not, there is another problem with Autorun or
security settings which we cannot address here. Please contact your system
administrator or computer retailer.

If NO:
Do you see an error message which refers to a corrupt file system? YES | NO

Answer = No.

Q7: Is there a CD or DVD in a drive on the host computer?
Answer = yes

Remove the CD or DVD, and then start the Launchpad manually.

Q8: Start the Launchpad manually
Right-click on the drive letter in My Computer which is associated with the
U3 smart drive and which has the decscription, "U3 System" or "CD Drive".
Select the Explore option from the menu. The contents of the drive letter
will be displayed in Windows Explorer. Double-click "LaunchU3.exe". Does
the U3 icon now appear in the system tray?

Answer = no
Do you see an error message which refers to a corrupt file system? YES | NO
Answer = no

Now it loops back to the question ...
Is there a CD or DVD in a drive on the host computer?
From: Why Tea on
On Sep 12, 2:07 pm, Sherry Morris <morri...(a)prodigy.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 10:15:49 -0700 (PDT), Why Tea wrote:
> >> How can I get a sandisk u3 usb flash drive to autorun manually?
>
> > I don't use U3. But looking at your autorun.inf, what gets auto-run
> > is "LaunchU3.exe -a". Have you tried to run "LaunchU3.exe -a"?
>
> I was hopeful when you mentioned this but alas, all it did when I executed
> "F:\launchu3.exe -a" was bring up the same thing on the pc which was
> "C:\documents and settings\sherry\application data\<some long number>"
> which isn't the same thing as bringing up the encryption dialog.
>
> I even unzipped the "F:\LaunchPad.zip" which contains the following:
> 10/23/2007  09:27 AM           110,592 cleanup.exe
> 10/23/2007  09:22 AM         3,350,528 Launchpad Removal.exe
> 10/23/2007  10:14 AM         4,632,576 LaunchPad.exe
> 10/23/2007  09:22 AM            58,842 Loading.gif
> 10/23/2007  09:22 AM               328 Loading.htm
> 10/23/2007  09:23 AM            78,576 LPHelp-ch.chm
> 10/23/2007  09:23 AM            98,339 LPHelp-de.chm
> 10/23/2007  09:23 AM           109,621 LPHelp-en.chm
> 10/23/2007  09:23 AM            94,194 LPHelp-es.chm
> 10/23/2007  09:23 AM            95,968 LPHelp-fr.chm
> 10/23/2007  09:23 AM            94,331 LPHelp-it.chm
> 10/23/2007  09:23 AM            90,017 LPHelp-jp.chm
> 10/23/2007  09:23 AM            88,034 LPHelp-tw.chm
> 10/23/2007  10:33 AM         2,129,920 LPSecurityExtension.dll
> 10/23/2007  10:33 AM             1,901 LPSecurityExtension.dll.sig
> 10/23/2007  10:32 AM           544,768 SanDiskFormatExtension..dll
> 10/23/2007  10:32 AM             1,901 SanDiskFormatExtension.dll.sig
> 10/23/2007  09:44 AM            54,584 U3AccessGrant.exe
> 10/23/2007  09:23 AM         2,600,960 u3dapi10.dll
> 10/23/2007  10:35 AM           718,336 U3LauncherSetup.msi
> 10/23/2007  10:36 AM                 9 version.dat
>               21 File(s)     14,954,325 bytes
>
> What do you think is the purpose of this zip file?
>
> Do you think there is something I can execute in the zip file that will
> bring up the password file?
>
> I clicked on everything but maybe they need to be executed differently.

I'd just take a step back to understand what the various sections
mean in the autorun.inf. I know what [autorun] does, but I have no
idea of what [CopyFiles] and [Definitions] do. Googling didn't find
anything for me. The autorun is simply to execute what is specified
in the autorun.inf. If we can understand what each section means,
we must be able to do it manually. That's my theory anyway...