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Q: Drive locked " Acess Denied"


I have locked by D,E drive using cacls command. But now I am not able to unlock it. What ever I do it is giving me " Access Denied" error message. Can somebody help me soon.........

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First post on this forum, that I discovered by chance looking for an answer to my problem, so Hi everybody

I recently changed the Graphic Card on a computer running on Windows 7 64 bits, SP1 (from a Geforce 760 to a Geforce 560Ti)
I had a huge amount of problems doing so: after uninstalling the drivers of the precedent card and installing the new one (both coming from the Nvidia website), the computer simply couldn't find the new or the ancient GC!! Or it did find it, but "couldn't access it" or "hadn't access to it" (sorry, don't know the exact terms, the OS is set to French).

Anyway after half a day of trial and errors, I finally managed to install it in safe mod, and I thought that everything was -finally- okay.

Then, a few days later, it appeared that the "couldn't access device" was now spreading in the whole computer: I can't even install or use a single USB device.
I tried the USB drivers - general fixes for problems that you advice, three times without success: it still have the same problems.
I can't totally install USB devices (and all devices, I assume from the GC incident) even on safe mod.

Oh, and on top of that, the windows restoration system doesn't work: I would have tried to go before the GC change to see if everything was working.

I also checked the famous SP1 USB driver problem, but it doesn't seems to fixt it (the .exe find no problems).

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1) I checked the UAC, the slider is all t... Read more

A:General drivers problem "device acess denied"

I would scan the machine for malware first thing.

Are you able to run system restore from safe mode?

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Hello, I have jsut scanned my computer with my anti virus bitdefender internet security 2009, and it found 291 password protected items. It says beside on the logfile (Not scanned). Here is the bitdefender logfile.

Product : BitDefender Internet Security 2009
Version : BitDefender UIScanner v.12
Scanning task : Deep System Scan
Log date : 8/5/2009 3:32:06 PM
Log path : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bitdefender\Desktop\Profiles\Logs\deep_scan\1249511526_1_02.xml

Scan Paths:

Path 0000: C:\
Path 0001: D:\

Scan Options:
Scan for viruses : Yes
Scan for adware : Yes
Scan for spyware : Yes
Scan for applications : Yes
Scan for dialers : Yes
Scan for rootkits : Yes

Target Selection Options:
Scan registry keys : Yes
Scan cookies : Yes
Scan boot sectors : Yes
Scan memory processes : Yes
Scan archives : Yes
Scan runtime packers : Yes
Scan emails : No
Scan all files : Yes
Heuristic Scan : Yes
Scanned extensions :
Excluded extensions :

Target Processing:
Default action for infected objects : Disinfect
Default action for suspicious objects : None
Default action for hidden objects : None
Default action for encrypted infected objects : None
Default action for encrypted suspicious objects : None
Default action for password-protected objects : Log as not scanned

Scan engines summary
Number of virus signatures : 3833887
Archive plugins : 45
Email plugins : 6
Scan plugins : 13
System plugins : 5
Unpack plugins : 7

Overall scan summary
Scanned items : 546405
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A:I got a virus, Not letting me scan or delete saying "Acess denied"

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The reply did not work so I will try to start a question instead:

Question: You wrote:

In short:
My permissions were all fine, so if anyone has trouble resolving the issue after sorting permissions then make sure you try fully disabling your anti-virus / anti-spyware / firewall applications, because that was the cause for me.

In detail:
Failed to install this application
- http://www.ssware.com/cryptoobfuscator/download.htm
- on Windows 8.1 x64
- Get error message "Unable To Execute Files In The Temporary Directory. Setup Aborted. Error 5: Access Is Denied."

First Candidate Solution
The issue turns out to NOT be security rights on the Temp folder

ESET Smart Security HIPS Advanced Memory Scanner is the cause


Instead, I went and turned off all the ESS protections one by one and it turned out to be HIPS that is causing this false positive. 
In fact, it is the Advanced Memory Scanner option under HIPS that is causing the error, while the application in question is legit (using Inno Setup and presumably trying to write to the user temp folder, not sure whether just logs or to execute from there)

Furthermore, Smart Security logs have no entries under HIPS even though I ticked "Log all blocked operations" under the HIPS "Advanced setup" -... Read more

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I added a slave drive to my Windows XP Pro computer, and it appears to work properly.

However, when I open the "Documents and Settings" folder (on the slave drive E:\, which is Windows XP Home Edition -- not XP Pro), I do not see any of my documents, sub-folders, etc. There should be MANY sub-folders (inside the "My Documents" folder which isn't even visible), with hundreds of documents, jpgs, etc. within it.

When that drive is installed as the Primary drive in my other computer, the User "Larry" (which is me) has all Administrative privileges. On the computer that I'm running now (with the slave drive in it), I also have Administrator privileges. I own both computers.

My User Name "Larry" is password-protected when I login to Windows (when the drive is Primary and installed into my main computer (not this computer with XP Pro).

I've tried clicking on all the users; Administrator, Default User, Larry, Guest, etc. (Note: I get an "Access Denied" error when clicking on the Guest "Documents and Settings" folder).

So, the questions are:

1. Why can't I see any files or subdirectories in the "Documents and Settings" folder on the slave drive?

2. There's supposed to be a folder named "My Documents," but I can't find it. Normally, that path is "C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents".
--- Where is that folder? It contains all the files I'm looking for.
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A:Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

Follow the directions here to take ownership of a file or folder.


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Problem resolves, restarting server or user comp with this problem. But Net view "ip of my server", show acess denied, error 5, still remains. I want to fix this error at all.

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I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program
with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE.

No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work.
But this is another problem which should not discussed here.

When I type now one of the following alternative commands at the CommandPrompt then Win7 returns me something like:

assoc .txt=txtfile

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: .txt"


ftype txtfile=D:\notepad++\notepad++.exe "%%1"

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: txtfile"


The command above work fine under WinXP


A:"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?


Did you run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges?
Elevated Command Prompt

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I don't like Vista much! But having said that I must learn.
I was looking for a file that I had created a few days back. I opened Windows Explorer and then I noticed that several folders are locked. For instance, Documents and Settings, My documents and others. I do not have a password set as I am the only user basically. When I try to acess one of those folders I get the message that that folder is not available, Acess Denied. How can I unlock these folders? I've had Vista about a month or maybe two.


A:some folders locked, Acess denied

Perhaps this tutorial will help you TVguy.


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ok so about 2 weeks ago ive been noticing that any cd i burn, half of the cd would be un readable . so for example: if i were to try burning a 21 sond cd i would only be able to listen to songs up to song 7 or so and the rest of the songs were showing up on my cd player screen but no sounds would follow...

so ive tried the usuall stuff here...first did a scan with adaware se and spybot and then i un installed then re installed my cd burners drivers and tested the burnign out on nero once more...no success at all......

so heres my nero log maybe u guys can find something. thanks.

Drive Information
Drive : LITE-ON LTR-52327S
Type : CD-RW Recorder
Firmware Version : QS0C
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number : ?
Drive Letter : F:\
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 12, 8, 4 X
Write Speed : 52, 48, 40, 32, 24, 16, 12, 8, 4 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : No
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : No
Read DVD-RW : No
Read DVD+R : No
Read DVD+RW : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : No
Mount Rainier : Yes
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96
Disc Information (F:\)
Type : - no disc inserted -
Capacity : 00:00.01 (0 MB)
Tracks : 0
Sessions : ... Read more

A:"D:\ access denied" and "no additional sense information (000000)" Burner Probs

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Anyone tried deleting a registry key in Windows 7?  Got "access denied" or "Error while deleting key"?
The usual response is, "You need to run regedit as an administrator".  but I *AM* logged in as Administrator, and running regedit as administrator, trying to assign administrator full permissions on that registry key in order to delete it!!  
Am I mistaken, or isn't Administrator supposed to be able to administer and control all the settings on the computer, in order to set it up for the "Average Joe" user?
So, under the permissions menu of that key, go to advanced, change the owner from System to Administrator, and try again.  It's no longer saying "access denied", but "Cannot delete xxxxxx. Error while deleting key".

The scenario: Basically, the wireless has stopped working on a laptop. The device does not show up in Device Manager, but is in the registry, so the normal procedure is to delete the registry entry for the device in HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet (and /ControlSet001) /Enum/PCI    ,then attach the device or restart the computer, it finds the "new" hardware and reinstalls it. Easy!...

Not with permission restrictions on the administrator account it's not!  So I need to give myself permission, to give myself permission, to do a simple task like delete a single registry key!  Why, Microsoft, why???!!!  Please just make the Administrator accoun... Read more

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My daughter's laptop was hit by a virus (I think) which seems to have overwritten the boot sector and / or the partition table. I can't even re-install XP pro because the XP cd doesn't detect a hard drive. If I connect this "faulty" drive to another notebook all the data seems intact BUT:

Scanning it with Bitdefender does not detect any malware and all the folders are accessible except the C:\documents and settings\"her personal folder".

This folder returns "access denied" whatever password I use.

Can anyone give me an idea as to how to access this folder before I reformat and reinstall XP?

thanks and regards

A:External USB drive folder "access denied" after virus??

To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties
Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
In the Name list, click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
You do not have permission to read the contents of directory <folder name>. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes

Note <folder name> is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.

Now see if the folder is accessible.


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Not sure if this an XP or Win 2000 question.

My laptop died a couple years ago and I finally got around to having a friend put it in an external USB hard drive enclosure. The laptop ran Windows 2000 and my desktop is running XP SP2.

I cannot open one of the folders. I get an "Access is denied" dialog. I assume this has something to do with my original 2000 log in and the permissions that were set?

Any methods to coax with HD to let me have access?

If I can answer any further question let me know


A:Folder is "Access Denied" on laptop hard drive

try taking ownership. see the following from microsoft


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Hi.I am using Windows 8.1 Pro.I turned on bitlocker on one of my drives to secure it.i used fast method.after the encryption process the drive became inaccessible and giving access is denied messages.I tried to turned of the bitlocker but i cant because it just vanished.i cant find it anywhere on my system(control panel etc).someone told me reinstall the windows and the drive will become accessible again, but is there anyway that not including reinstalling windows.Thanks in advance.

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posting for a friend..
Read a similar post, but resetting system preferences and "taking control" didn't work...

Windows XP laptop

1. His board is fried
2. took hard drive out, put in enclosure
3. transferring data to another external Hard Drive
4. when attempting to transfer "documents" he gets an access denied read out
5. Says he has no option to change system preferences
6. "taking control" hasn't worked
7. right clicking etc. hasn't worked
8. says when he tries to view documents he gets a "documents empty" read out and there is nothing there

He needs this for his business and he isn't exactly computer savvy, any help??

A:"documents" access denied Hard Drive transfer

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I've read tutorials on how things like My Documents in Vista are really junctions to new file paths, but I still haven't been able to figure out how to apply it to my situation.

The power kicked out on my old computer, and I had another PC lying around, so I stuck it in as a back up drive to access the files I still wanted. So, the old drive that used to run XP is no longer the operating drive, just used for storage, it's the D drive and now there's a new C drive. I'm able to access just about everything I want except for what's in "my documents". I keep getting "access is denied".

I've looked for the new file paths listed here:
Access Denied to Documents and Settings*-*Vista

on this back up drive and on the new operating system drive. but I could only find the old "my documents" folder on the old drive (D), and the "documents" folder on the new drive with the operating system installed (C) only has new files I've created or d/led since I've installed the operating system.

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I get a little triangle with an exclamation mark instead of the red circle with an x when I get the "access is denied" message.

Any help would be much appreciated. I've taken ownership of the whole drive, but I read that doesn't apply in this situation.

A:"access is denied" on an old xp drive now used as backup on a vista system

The "My Documents" folder in your C:\Users\username folder in your Vista drive is a junction but that doesn't affect the My Documents folder on the old XP drive which is still a real folder, not a junction.

You should be able to get access to that folder in Vista, if you can fight your way through the ownership and permissions maze.

If you have various user accounts, log in as the Admin user. Right-click a link to Windows Explorer in the Start Menu and click "Run as administrator". That way everything you do in that Explorer window will have elevated priviledges and you won't keep getting UAC prompts. In Explorer, right click the My Documents folder on the XP drive, click the Security tab and give lots of rights to the account you are currently using. Then you might be able to copy files out of it into an ordinary folder which you should make outside of any user folders.

If all else fails, you could try running Linux from a live CD, such as the Ubuntu installer CD (no need to actually install Ubuntu onto the hard disk). Recent versions of Ubuntu include a file manager which can access NTFS partitions. It is less obedient of NTFS security restrictions so it might allow you to copy the files from My Documents on the XP drive to an ordinary folder on the Vista drive.

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Here is my situation. I have 2 hard drives. C:, which is where I have Windows XP installed and D:, where I have various music, movies and games installed. Basically D: is my storage drive.

I decided to set up a dual boot configuration with Windows XP and Vista Ultimate. As I said Windows XP was already installed on C:. I used partition magic to reduce C:'s size so I would have enough space to create a new partition on the XP drive for Vista. I created it and installed Vista fine and now I can choose whether I load XP or Vista on startup.

Vista seems to be running fine however when I open explorer I encounter a problem. C:, which in Vista is the main partition displays and can be accessed fine. D:, which is the main partition for XP (and is displayed as C: when booting in XP) displays and can be accessed fine. E:, which is the storage drive I mentioned (displayed as D: when booting in XP) earlier is named Access Denied in Vista. When I click on it in explorer it says Access Denied. When in XP all drives and partitions display and can be accessed fine. When in Vista, all drives and partitions except E: (D: when in XP) display and can be accessed fine.

I have read in some forums that I should "take ownership" of E: (in Vista) and that will allow me access. As I understand it this would then deny me access to it while in XP and that is obviously not good because the reason I chose to dual boot is so I can access everything from both operating systems.

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A:Hard drive "Access Denied" in Vista with dual boot configuration

Wow...just wow. Disabled User Account Control and everything works fine. What an awesome "feature."

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I just tried to install the latest iTunes update, but keep getting an error when it tries to access the C:\Program Files\iPod folder.

When I try to access the iPod folder directly through Windows Explorer, I get "Access is denied".

The same happens when logged in with the system administrator account.

When I right-click the folder and choose Properties > Security, the Current owner field shows "Unable to display current owner." And it won't allow either of the listed administrator accounts to take ownership.

When I choose Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner, the Current owner field also shows "Unable to display current owner." And it won't allow me to Edit it either.

I've tried opening the Command Prompt as the administrator, and deleting the folder, but it won't allow me to do that either.

Any ideas on how to forcefully take ownership and/or delete this folder?

A:"Access is denied" - "Unable to display current owner"

Check in the file security tab that there isn't a deny entry for the user group "everybody"

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i have an ACER laptop. a few weeks ago, i installed oracle 11g software twice and uninstalled it. it was after the 2nd uninstallation that i noticed, C: drive access is denied.
the c: drive is now under NTFS. i tried system restore but there was no use. i tried making changes to admin and security through another user, but the fault still continued.
i am able to switch on and shut down the system, surf the web. but i am unable to do basic operations like copy, cut, paste, move,download files etc.
i have several important documents which i would not like to lose.
i would appreciate anyone to kindly help me fix the problem.

thank you

A:C: drive shows "access is denied" when tried to open.

The only way that I can think of fixing this is to:
1. Backup allllllll you data. Try using a utility to clone the HDD to an external drive
2. Once you are sure all of your data is saved, download Ubuntu 11.10 from their website to a flash drive
3. Extract the data using UNetBootIn.
4. Reboot and make sure your flash drive is first on the BIOS startup list (dependent on your system)
5. Once the flash drive is booting up, select Try Ubuntu
6. After this, go to GParted Partition Editor and reformat your internal hard drive (C
7. Using Ubuntu, find a program that can use the backup of step 1 to restore it to C:
8. Reboot and reset BIOS startup to HDD

Hope this helps. There may be a simpler way but this is the only way that I can think of. Hope it works and good luck!

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When I insert any of my flash drives, and then try to "open folder to view files," or in any way try to open the drives- I get the message "Access is denied." I can right click- explore, and get into the drive that way.

Can someone tell me why this is happening? It's been going on for about a month now...happens on ANY flash drive I use.


A:"Access is denied" message when I use flash drive

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I have a user in the domain that had access to her network shares (mapped network drive and H:\users\usershares\*username*) and now she is getting "Access Denied" errors. I have checked to make sure that she has the correct permissions and she does. I know that she can connect to that server because she can access other shared drives on the same server. She is also the only user in the domain that has this issue. If I log on as her on my PC she DOES have normal access to all her shares. She is running windows XP pro sp3. The domain controller is Server 2008.

Anyone have any ideas?


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My laptop stopped booting (You can read about it here:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/713951-autochk-error-c0000218-bsod-recovery.html )
I've reached a dead end on on trying to restore the OS, so I took the hard drive out of my Gateway Laptop which was running Windows XP Media Center Edition and placed in an external enclosure so I can access it via USB from a computer that will boot.
I booted another notebook running XP Home into safemode so I could take ownership of the Administrator folder in Documents and Settings via the security tab (as described in this Microsoft Help and Support article here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421)
Now I can see the documents in the Administrator profile, but I can not access or copy them. Also, when I open My Music I can see all the folders for individual artists, but when I try to open the folder I get the "Access Denied" message that I got before I took ownership of the Administrator folder. What's worse, I can't use the security tab to take ownership of those files and folders in My Documents because everything is greyed out.


A:"Access Denied" on *now* external hard drive

Sounds like you may have taken ownership of the folders, but not the contents of the folders or subfolders. Go back to the ownership page and be sure to check the box about all child objects. Being grayed out means that that file's permissions are inherited from a superfolder, so you need to change them there.

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I have an external drive (2Tb, Toshiba, USB3) which I wiped (formatted and created new volume on). I run Win7Pro64. The drive seemed to be working fine, until I rebooted, Then I got "Access denied" when I wanted to explore its contents. When I then tried to give the drive another label (in this case from M:\ to N:\) it again worked. Also when switching back to M:\ worked. However, when I reboot, I again get "Access denied".

In safe mode, the drive seems to work fine.

Any clue as to why this is? Any help is greatly appreciated - this is driving me nuts.


A:External drive gives "Access denied" on reboot.

Okay, so I found the solution to this myself after some struggling. My computer is an HP which comes with its own security software. It turns out the default setting is to not allow USB devices. Good to know for others who might be struggling with their HP desktops...

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Hello everyone.

A tiny bit of background story here. My sister is visiting and she has a habit of toying around with and messing my mothers laptop up. Now for what we thought we should do: We created my sister her own account, and I was under the impression that my mums login was an "Administrator". Now I made the mistake of deny access for "all users" to the C:\ thinking that her login would still have access. So now, I've tried booting in safe mode, opening the cmd prompt as the administrator, type net user administrator /active:yes. I logged in as the new Administrator login, but still cannot make any changes to the permissions on her C:\. I can't change the owner either. I cannot create another user even. I'm lost and we can't even do a system restore. Getting which apparently has to do with permissions (gee, what a surprise). Please help!

A:Denied access to "All Users" by mistake for C: drive

Hello JMCSD, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Can you do a System Restore at boot using Method Two in this tutorial?


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athlon 2600+, Gigabyte NNXP Mobo, Windows 2000, adding a new 250Gig slave HDD (Seagate ATA).
Plugged it in and booted up, bios sees it, boot windows, starts hdd install, instead of success message, a message comes up that there was an error with the install and data services were locked, click finish.

Once windows had fully finished booting, no second drive visible, did "find new hardware", and selected exclamation marked hdd, and installed drivers from win update. The hard drive still does not appear in the My Computer drive tree.

Please, does anyone know what's happening here? Can this be fixed?

A:Hard drive instal error "data services locked"

Check your Disk Management. You can find this in:

Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Computer management
Disk Management

It should tell you if it is properly formatted, healthy, or degraded. Post results.

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Win 7
Toshiba Qosmio x500
When i plug in an external pen drive or hdd to any of the USB Ports. a box opens & says 
" Location is not Available, F:/ is Not Accessible, Access is Denied"
I can view its icon in My Comp. but when i double click, error occurs.
This started happening all of a sudden. It was working fine until yesterday.
Plz help.  :'( 

A:Any External Hard drive shows " Location is not Available, F:/ is Not Accessible, Access is Denied", this Error is shown all USB ports.

Hi Vincent,
Thanks for your input.
My problem has been solved.
1 chap from another forum suggested it may have been a fault with my AntiVirus.
He made me check the client policy for USB Auto On/Off for external drive scanning.
he suggested me some changes, & now all my usb external drives work... :)
Thanks all of you.
(P.s.: hope the problem does not pop-up again...)

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I recently used an upgrade disc I had and upgraded from XP to Vista. It was very old and didn't even have SP1. I did it successfully and installed SP1 and SP2. Everything went fine. Last week I was trying to get printer sharing n my network. I rarely use this computer so last week I got the printer to share over the network and turned it off.

Forward to this week, I turned the system on to get the updates posted from WU. The 1st thing I noticed is I had no access to "C". I went into advanced security and changed permissions so now I have access. However any system tools like defrag, restore, UAC, etc.....no access.

Any help would be nice, Thanks.

A:Access to "C" drive denied in Vista

it sounds like SP2 is having major issues, everybody who has upgraded to SP2 soon there after has issues. i would try to do a system restore to before SP2 and see if you can get access back or not.

other wise not sure. never had that issue

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Hope this is the right place to post if not please excuse.
I HAVE A hdd in another macine that won't let me access it.It shows this hdd on boot up also in disk management it shows as healthy,active,etc.Ihave checked ownership & permissions & all were correct.I downloaded a file recovery program & had it recover some of the files BUT when viewing the jpg files my image viewer couldn't handle them said wrong format.I tried several more viewers with same results.Not much good to recover files you can't use.I googled file recovery & it seems that $100 is about as cheap as you can get out if you hire some one to do it.Can't afford that but some of the pictures go back several years (mostly family) & I REALLY want to recover them.I know these details are skimpy but if anone has
ANY info such any thing to try or recovery freeware to try I have orderef a new hdd & will inatall it upon arrival so if anyone needs more info I can furnish it then .All help is greatly appreciate.

A:hard drive "access denied"

Try running Ubuntu Live cd on the machine with the errant hard drive; Linux is a little less fussy about drives and may give you an opportunity to see and recover your photos.

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I have an Acer desktop with XP Pro and I'm the adminisrator. I put a CD in the drive a few days ago and the above notice appeared on my screen. The drive will not accept any CD/DVD in working mode. However, when I'm in Safe Mode the CD will load?

I have never set any permissions for this drive or any others."
I tried a system restore - didn't work

I have scanned Microsoft support for hours and not found a solution. I hope some of you experts can help as I am just about to sell this computer for a boat anchor!

A:"Administer has denied access to CD/DVD drive"

I don't have XP running at the moment, but go to Start > Run, and type:


There are permissions related to removable drives there. They should be unconfigured, if you can set them that way. Do not click "Allow" for removable drives because it will have unexpected consequences by actually reducing access for tohers who have no policy set.

They may be easier to find in secpol.msc

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I have a client running XP SP3 I think. When one inserts any USB Flash Drive, it only gives out an error message: "F: Access denied".

It does seem to pick up the drive, but no access allowed onto it.

What I've tried:

1. Did try and access it from Windows Explorer in the left hand panel, doesn't even "explore" or "open" on the right-click options.

2. Accessed the "All Users" folder to see if it wasn't listed there to try and access it, but it wasn't.

3. Looked in Device Manager to see if it wasn't something to do with the drive letters clashing, but no other drives are present.

Please help!

A:USB Flash Drive: "Access Denied"

The flash drive probably needs replacing, they don't stay reliable for long. That's why it's never wise to put files on them for long-term backup purposes. They are only fit for transferring files between computers.

Just buy another one, they don't cost enough to spend hours of hassle trying to get it to work.

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The operating system is Windows ME

I got a Memorex Traveldrive 128 MB flash drive and stuck it in. The computer said it was finding the software for the new hardware, and when it was found, I copied a lot of graphic files onto it.

All the graphics are there. I can see a little preview picture, by highlighting a filename. By clicking on it, I can open it in the graphics program.

So far so good. The pie chart shows that there is still plenty of room left, out of the 128 MB.

In my computer, I choose a folder and say copy, paste.

The Memorex Traveldrive says, “Unable to create the folder “Pix”. Access is denied.”

Just for grins, I open the folder and say select all, copy, paste.

The Memorex Traveldrive says, “Error copying file or folder. Cannot create or replace m01.jpg (the first file on that list). The directory or file cannot be created.”

I haven’t done anything to any of the files in my computer telling it not to let them be copied.

What is going on here, please?

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Please excuse-me in advance if the topic does not contain all information right away, or if it is not at the right place.

I have a problem uploading content via Filezilla under Windows 7, on an HP p6720f i just purchased. The domain is hosted by godaddy, my ISP is ATnT (their 2701HG-B box).

If i try to connect typing the domainname in the "Host" case, i get:
Connection attempt failed with "EAI_FAIL - Nonrecoverable failure in name resolution".
If i try to connect typing the DNS number in the "Host" case, i get:
"EACCES - Permission denied"

I disabled all firewalls
I tried the netsh manipulations form topic139311
as the apprentice sorcerer i am (And that's how i discovered you guys)

If anybody can help, i'll have to put your name in the website's "powered by" section... Once it is online!

A:Filezilla "EAI_FAIL" and "EACCES - Permission denied"

try some of these tests for TCP connectivity

Ping using an address shows connections are working.

Ping using a domain.name shows that DNS lookup is working as well as connectivity.

Nslookup does name resolution by both address and name

Filezilla is a FTP tool and apparently has both client and server support.
Windows/* already has FTP Client support (start->run->ftp),
so why use Filezilla?

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I have a home network of five computers where one acts as a common computer ("server") where most data from the other four computers is stored (music, pictures, word processing, movies, etc). All five are running XP Pro SP2.

The "server" had two 80GB hard drives, but SMART was indicating that one was failing, so I replaced it with a 200GB drive. Now, every computer in the house can access the 80GB drive and all of its files but none of the computers in the house (except the "server") can access the new hard drive. I have the file sharing set to full access, and I can view the file folders that are on the drive from the networked computers, they are all listed. But when I click on a folder, I get "Access is Denied." When I mouse over a folder, it reads, "Folder is Empty"

But the folder isn't empty though when accessed from the local computer, only when trying to access it over the network.

I have turned off the Windows Firewall, turned it on again, off again, etc, no change. I have Zone Alarm on all the computers, turned it off, still no change.

Any ideas??? I have over 500 CDs on that harddrive, and I want to listen to music from my other comuters! I'm going nuts here.

A:"Access Denied", "Folder Empty" messages

There are two ways that might work.

1. From a computer other than the server right-click "My Computer" and choose "Map Network Drive". Where is says "Folder" type "\\<ip address>\C$" if you want to share the C partition of that drive (don't type the quotes).
Go to My Computer and and click on the Tools Menu and then Folder Options.

Click the view tab.
Scroll all the way down until you see "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)" and uncheck it.
Click OK.

Now right-click the drive you want to share and choose "Sharing and Security".
Click the security tab.
Click "add" and add "Everyone".
Give "Everyone" the rights you want them to have "Read only" or whatever you want.

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I am getting an "Access is Denied" error message on a hard drive that I am trying to recover files from that is from my HP Pavilion with Windows XP that fried. My hard drive is still good, and I am trying to rescue the files in the "Documents and Settings/Owner" folder. I have connected the hard drive to my laptop, which also has XP; but when I try to open the "Owner" folder in "My Documents", it tells me that "Access is Denied." And when I hover over the folder, it says "Folder is Empty." But it is not empty. I can also access everything else on the drive fine -- just not this folder. I suspect that this is a networking type of issue, but I am not sure how to resolve it. Can someone please help me?

Thank you,

A:Solved: "Access Denied", "Folder Empty"

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Please, I somehow have the C: drive locked when I am in administrator, at least when I try to open the C: it asks what program I want to open it. It also won't let me do things like change the folder view so that all hidden files are revealed or get into system files. It is the only administrator account on the system, and I can't figure out what else has control or how to change back whatever I originally must have done to get this way. There was some spyware that ad-aware took care of but I can't get this fixed. I can get into the folders on the C: drive through the "folders" setting on the toolbar but all is in read-only and I can't do anything to any folders or files.

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I lent my pen-drive to a friend.

When I got it back, & plugged it into my PC, it displayed a folder icon instead of the usual drive icon.

When I double click it, it gives me a window : " H: \ access denied OK". Nothing else.

I did a AVG scan, and a few trojans turned up. I had them removed.

The problem still persists though.

Actually, I can still open it via right-click > explore.

But how to get the drive icon & double-click-open back ?

Thank You ,


A:Pen Drive - "Access Denied"

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I lent my pen-drive to a friend.

When I got it back, & plugged it into my PC, it displayed a folder icon instead of the usual drive icon.

When I double click it, it gives me a window : " H: \ access denied OK". Nothing else.

I did a AVG scan, and a few trojans turned up. I had them removed.

The problem still persists though.

Actually, I can still open it via right-click > explore.

A reply in the XP forum advised me I was infected & asked to post my case here with a HJT log.

Question is - do I run the HJT scan with or without the pen-drive plugged in ?

Thank You,


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Hi everyone, I am new to this site and don't know a great deal about computers. I am searching for help with a problem. I have two computers networked in my home through a linksys wireless router and a cable modem. I was on the internet on my main computer and was shut down for some reason. I was able to reboot but started receiving error messages about a disk problem. I tried to run my Norton disk doctor but discovered that I suddenly do not have access to my C drive. The Norton message advised that I check my computers secuity settings. I was ony able to do that in safe boot because that is the only way I can access or change any settings on my C drive. While I am in safe boot I am shown as administrator on everything I can find but when I reboot into normal mode, I am again denied access to the C drive. I am able to access the internet and my email but cannot open any attachments. I feel (but could easily be wrong) the problem is in my network settings. Can anyone give any advise. I am operating on Windows XP Home edition. Thanks.

A:I am denied access to my "c" drive

When networking local computers, security is of ulmost importance. I gave up on it long ago in favor of transferring files via DVD-RAM (4.7gb drag-n-drop) disks. And I still secure both computers and do regular maintenance.

Boot to safe mode, Start > Control... > User... > see if your admin is under computer admin. Delete other unknown accounts.

Open my computer, right-click C drive > properties > is it NTFS or FAT32? If it's NTFS, there's a security tab, and there's a sharing tab > in security tab, make sure you have all permissions checked for yourself.

Also, XP has a very good wizard that walks you through file sharing setup. It's in Network Connections.

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My friend tried, for the first time, to make a guest account on his laptop. Apparently when he did this he also accidently made his C drive unaccessable to anyone even himself. I've tried to shut off the security center, specically user account control, but that won't work. I can't even get onto the internet. The support is going to cost and I can't even garentee that they'll be able to help. Is there any other way to get this fixed without doing a full system restore?

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I have tried logging on as the hidden Admin and I have checked my permissions but I still can't access this folder. I think there are some Firefox files in this folder and I need to see them.
Any help?

A:"Access Denied" for "Documents and Settings"

welcome..try to use the elevate command prompt Elevated Command Prompt

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Straight to the problem. I have a amd athlon running XP on it and it is hell. I tried to install the new Itunes 7 and was promptly told that i had to install quicktime and that:

The Installation of Itunes did not complete sucessfully. Itunes reqiures Quicktime.

Like that... Short and sweet. So I download Quicktime and i get another error message along the lines of:

Error reading from file C:\Documents and Settings\Patrick\Local Settings\Temp\IXP915.tmp\QuickTime.msi. Verify that the file exists and that you can acess it.

I got basically the same error message when i tried to install Java Runtime environment 2 on my PC. I believe it has something to do with what i can and can't acess on my PC. Help Me please!!!


A:Installing Apps... A headache -> Cant acess "Local Settings/temp..."

Hello Patrick.
First, turn off any real time virus scanning and try again.
An easy way to verify permission to that folder is to open Windows Explorer, browse to C:\Documents And Settings\Your User Name\Local Settings\Temp. Right click on the folder, and look at the properties. If you can't make sense of them, open the folder and try to copy/paste a small file within it. If you get an error message saying something like "Access is denied, please make sure the disc is not full, or write protected" your problem is related to permissions to that folder.This usually only applies when permissions have been set by a network administrator.
Are you chosing to run, rather than save the file? If so, try saving it somewhere other than your temp folder, then executing it from there.
Another, although more involved, workaround that often helps is to go into the control panel\system and click the advanced tab. Then click Enviornmental Variable. Set your downloaded program files to go to a temporary folder you create on your desktop, and try running the program from there.
Good luck!

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after i reinstalled my whole OS i get this problem..
i can not connect to my wireless network from my pc. My laptop is fine. the internet worked like 5 times.. but it's been dead for two days now and everything I try seems to fail.

i can see my router in connections, (sometimes not) And when i see it, it says limited acess and works for like10 mins..

The OS is Windows 7 ultimate 64bit and im using a gigabyte GN-WB01GS USB WLAN card#2 network adapter. The signal strength is good. Ran all the windows trouble shooters... nothing, though it works wired.
After clicking connect im told that it is attempting to authenticate forever and that is all that happens,

I dont get why it works sometimes, then doesn't.
when the internet works it have worked like 5 times (for 10 minutes) but now i cant even connect to it..
Whenever i tried to download SOMETHING, it stopped working. And the internet i had those 5 times was were slow, not 54 mbit net.

Thanks.. Vroksnak. SRY FOR BAD ENGLISH.. Really sry.. I hope u understand..

Smone said i should post this (ipconfing/all)
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Vroksnak-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

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A:Stuck on "Attempting to Authenticate" // And LIMITED ACESS on internet

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Hi guys,
I've a ASUS N56VZ with Intel Core i7 - 3610QM, with Win 7 Home Premium x64 pre-installed. This computer come with EFI instead of the traditional BIOS.
When I bought it, I had 3 visible partitions. C (OS) - with windows and programs; D (Data) - in blank, I store some movies and other unimportant stuff; E (Recovery) - software from ASUS to recovery computer

So, as I'm at a Master's Degree in Computer Science, I needed to install Ubuntu. I made a partition from Win 7, reserving around 15 GB for Ubuntu 12.04.1.

It went fine, and the install was sucessful. I rebooted and I could get into Ubuntu. When I tried to enter Windows 7, I got this message:
"error: Invalid EFI file path.
Press any key to continue..."

So I get in Ubuntu again, and use repair-tool, which insert new entries on GRUB. Then, I got a new entry called "Windows UEFI loader". The old entry "Windows 7 (loader)" continued to not work. This new one, got me into Windows. And I should have stooped here.

But I though that this wasn't perfect, and installed EasyBCD 2.1.2 (actual version) on Windows. My idea was to replace GRUB by bootloader of Windows, and have the two entries there, for each OS.
The problem is that EasyBCD change my boot, and now I can't get into Windows anymore. I try to add those entries, but they do not have been sucessfull added.
Booting from windows, I have the Windows Boot Manager, with the two entries, but neither of them work. The Ubuntu retrieve a failure... Read more

A:EasyBCD 2.1.2 "broke" Bootloader and can't acess Win 7 (black screen)

It requires special installation steps to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums. You'd need to ask in an Ubuntu forum how to install it in EFI mode.

You can remove EFI Boot disk from BIOS Boot order and enable Legacy BIOS to install normally, however.

For now I'd delete Ubuntu's partition, Mark Partition Active Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to start Win7 again.

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My pc just got my user name changed for "Toshiba" and I cant acess. I can not even use HD recovery because it ask for the password of "Toshiba"

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I have been and keep getting these error messages when I try to delete some things (particularly if they have been opened)..

"Cannot Delete filename: Access is denied"

or a similar error message telling me that I can't delete the file because it is in use by another user or process. However if I restart my machine then I can delete the files no worries.

I am running XP home with SP2.. any suggestions?

A:"Access Denied" or "File In Use"

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My mom's had browser hijaker/spyware problems you're helping fix. Unfortunately, under my user log on in XP home I can't access internet. I get this "about blank" message. Can someone help me (so I can feed my neopets).
My mom ran Hijack This which shows:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 7:43:26 PM, on 7/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Aventail\Connect\as32.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\Visual IP InSight\IPClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\Visual IP InSight\IPMon32.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
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A:No IE acess and "about blank" message

Hi devonator; I asked your mom to post a separate topic for this, but now I see it really needs to be handled under a single thread -- so I am going to close this one and continue to plug away at it in this thread:


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