I have successfully used my micro cruzer with the U3 Launchpad software for a couple of years now on my computers running XP. In December, I recently bought a laptop that runs Windows 7, and up until March or so, I had no problem using the drive with the u3 software in the new laptop. However, since March, whenever I inserted my drive into the Windows 7 laptop, Launchpad tries unsuccessfully to start (I get the “Initializing …” notification, but that’s all that happens). When I insert the drive into an XP computer, everything works perfectly, so in order to use the drive in my new laptop, I disable my password (needed on the drive) on an XP computer, use it as a regular flash drive on my new laptop (running Windows 7), then reinsert it into my XP computer to re-engage the password. I would like to get the drive to work again under Windows 7.
I tried updating the Launchpad software using my XP computer - I am running Launchpad 126.96.36.199, with device version 3.27. I tried compatability mode (XP SP2 and Vista SP2) with the same results - “Initializing …” and nothing else.
I’d appreciate any help!