HASP key drivers – command line reinstall

Sometimes the HASP hardware key driver will not get properly installed and the normal HASP GUI installation program cannot resolve the problem. In this case, a more flexible driver installation must be used from the computer’s command line or “Run” window.
Go to http://www.safenet-inc.com/. Follow the “Support and Downloads” tab to Technical Support. From the Drivers and Utilities section select HASP from the drop down. Under End-user Downloads select Sentinel HASP. Find the link to the ZIP file Sentinel_LDK_Run-time_cmd_line.zip”) Save and extract this ZIP to a folder on your hard drive. To remove the old installation of the HASP Device Driver by doing the following:

  • Click on your Windows Start Menu and select Run, or in Windows 7 search for run, and select the run program from the list that comes up
  • Click on Browse and look for the haspdinst.exe file in the filder you just unzipped the download to
  • At the end of the path, type in -r -kp (example: C:/haspdinst.exe -r -kp)
  • Click OK.
  • Wait for the “success” message. If there is an old driver still installed you may get a message to use the “-fremove” switch instead.

Then install the latest version of the HASP Device Driver by doing the following:
Click on your Windows Start Menu and select Run, or in Windows 7 search for run, and select the run program from the list that comes up

  • Click on Browse and look for the haspdinst.exe file in the filder you just unzipped the download to
  • At the end of the path, type in -i (example: C:/haspdinst.exe -i). Click OK.
  • Wait for the “success” message.

The driver is now reinstalled. To check for correct installation of the driver you can do the above but use -info, or you can view the System Registry if you like. Look for the following Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Aladdin Knowledge Systems\HASP\Driver\Installer there will be a “version” value that contains the version number of installed driver.