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Flash Drive Infection/Removable drive disabled: Access denied

Q: Flash Drive Infection/Removable drive disabled: Access denied


I have an issue, I have not have before. I am running XP pro SP3 with all updates installed. I use AVG free for everyday protection, with a router configured as a firewall, as well as the standard Win firewall. I also use Windows Defender, Windows malicious software removal too, I was using LiveOne Care, but it no longer exists. I also use Malwarebytes free version regularly and RUBotted.

So here is the issue. I was at a work conference and took my flash drive to transfer my presentation to the laptop that is used for the projector in auditorium. Got it back, threw it in my purse and never thought anything more about it. Today I started to transfer another presentation to the flash drive and wala, AVG pops up with "threat detected, move files to virus vault?" The message initially said: Recycler.exe. So of course I click yes to transfer to virus vault. It appears the file is in my virus vault. I then ran AVG on the flash drive and it came up with another virus CNN and sent it to the virus vault as well. I then ran malwarebytes, AVG, Windows Defender, as well as BitDefender online. I tried to use Kapersky as well, but it appears it is being updated and not available. All came up clean.

So, I am thinking the problem is taken care of. So I set up AVG to run on the flashdrive again on and it says "no infection found". But when I try to access the flash drive as usual, it said K:access denied (that is my USB drive). HMMMM now what? So I check the drives from My Computer and the K drive has a file folder picture, instead of the drive picture. When I right click to explore, it says K:access denied. So I went to Windows Explorer to see what files were on the flash drive and it shows my usual files. In checking this I looked at the hidden files and found these entries in gray: Trojan horse Agent2.TRI K: \Recycler\helper.exe and Trojan horse Dropper.Generic.AXHE K:\CNN\A\Lic.exe and autorun inf. So I guess the flashdrive is still infected, but what is up with the K removable drive issue?

My computer seems to run okay, not slow, doesn't redirect to any sites when on the internet either with Firefox or IE 8. I can access the other drives okay. My programs seem to run okay. Task manager works and my CPU is not showing unusually high demands. So what is with the flash drive folder and do you think I am infected or just the flash drive is infected?

Thanks for your consideration and help,

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Preferred Solution: Flash Drive Infection/Removable drive disabled: Access denied

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Hey, i'm new here, and I need some help. I hope I can get it!Recently, I had to insert a friend's Flash Drive (FD) into my computer as I needed to transfer files. However, as I put it in, Kaspersky detected a virus and something got deleted (i'm not sure what, but I think it was deleted). So whenever I put in an FD into the computer now, under 'My Computer' I can still access the folder via right clicking and 'autoplay' but I can't access it by double clicking, and instead by double clicking, an 'Open With' dialogue box pops up...I have got some reports, and they are shown below:Main.txtLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:04:39, on 12/04/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05&#... Read more

A:Hijackthis Log - Can't Access My Removable Flash Drive (fd)!

HIPlease run this Flash_Disinfector tool by sUBs ... http://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/s...Disinfector.exe Just download the exe file and double click on it to run it...then follow instructions A box will pop up telling you to plug in your flash drive and click OK to start the disinfection ... by the way if you try to cross the box of with the X in the corner ... it will run anyway ... after a few seconds a box will pop up saying "done" -When you have done that ... please download "Mountpoints Diagnostic.zip" by Mosaic1 http://www.help2go.com/index2.php?option=c...oad&id=1450Unzip it & Double click to run it. It will create a report named Diagnostic.txt. When finished, upload Diagnostic.txt in your next post ...steam

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I recently purchased a 32 GB San Disk Flash Drive. The security files pre-installed on the drive were junk, and I could not delete them so I formatted the drive to remove them. This cleaned the disk, and it holds data, but I'm not sure if this is part of my problem. I am trying to load my copy of windows 7 onto this disk, and using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool, I can select my ISO file, but when I go to select my USB drive, my computer does not recognize the flash drive as a flash drive. Is there a way to change the Flash Drive so Windows will recognize my Flash Drive as removable media? Smaller USB drives still work on my computer, so its not the computer. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Removable Flash Drive Recognized as a Local Disk and not a Flash Drive

Hello masonta. Welcome to the forum.

Let's start with this: can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window, expanded so we can read everything, with the USB stick installed?

You also might check in Device Manager to see if the stick shows up as a USB device, or a hard disk.

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Hello everyone!

I've been trying to format a 32GB flash drive. I'm using DiskPart to format it, but still have no success. I've been trying and trying, but I always encounter the same error. "DiskPart has encountered an error: Access is denied. See the System Event Log for more information". I tried different commands to format it, but I still arrive at the same error. I am the admin, so I don't think that's the problem.

(I did try FAT and FAT32, none of those worked)

Help me please!
Thank you and have a nice day!

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I realize there are other posts regarding flash drives and access denied; but this is a little different.

At the community college, they use Flash Drives to hold the excel files with data on students. The computer (which is a Dell Precision 370; running WinXP) recognizes the Kingston 512 MB USB Mass Storage Device, but when I click (from My Computer) it says F:\ Access Denied. It also says Access Denied if I right-click and select Explore or Open.

The only time it allows me to access the USB is when I right-click Auto-Play -> View Files and Folders.

I realize, that since there is a solution, there really isn't any need to post. But not everyone is computer savvy, and therefore wouldn't know to do the Auto-Run if they closed the Auto-Run dialog and later had to access it.

The computer is ran through a Network, if I'm not mistaken. But since I'm just a workstudy, it's not like they tell me everything about the system specs and things of any nature similar.

A:Kingston Flash Drive F:/ Access Denied

perhaps its just an 'ownership' issue and you have to 'Take Ownership'
and HERE

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Dear All hi.
I've got a 512MB Verbatim flash removable drive and when I plug it in Windows Explorer opens, it displays the name and the drive letter, but momentarily it closes and then the removable drive does not show on WExplorer.
Throw it away or is there a way of remedy and recovery of the data on it?

A:Flash removable drive

Does it show in Disk Management?

Start> Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Computer Management> Disk Management

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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 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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Hello once more,

I've recently dedicated one of my USB flash drives to use as a drive with all the basic, necessary programs (N++, Unlocker, etc.) which I install on my computers after a fresh OS installation. So, to speed up the process of doing so, instead of having to download all the programs, I keep them on my USB flash drive.

I'm a rather organized person, and here's what my problemes are, using an example.
There's a removable flash drive with letter F:
On it, there is a folder called "Recuva".
Inside that folder, there is the installer, an icon, desktop.ini file and a shortcut (.url) to recuva's download page.

My initial issue was that when I changed the icon for the folder "Recuva", and plugged the drive in on another computer, the icon wasn't there. It's desktop.ini that causes it to not show, because it provides full path to the icon, with the drive letter that can be different on other computers. I have managed to overcome that issue by using "IconResource=\Recuva\recuva.ico" instead of "IconResource=F:\Recuva\recuva.ico" but it's a very time consuming process to have to change it manually for 60 folders. Is there any other solution to this?

I'm also having the same issue with my shortcuts (.url) files. Because of the same reason. I tried opening them with notepad (which surprisingly worked) but removing the drive letter only caused them to show a blank or default icon rather than the custom one.

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A:Folders & Shortcuts Losing Custom Icons On Removable Flash Drive

Do you keep normal installers to install on your desktop/laptop or portables so you can just run it from the USB stick. Either way if you customize the icons using icons on your desktop computer then as soon as you unplug the USB the icons will not work on another computer. Rather then have the desktop.ini if you already have the customized icon you need in each folder just right click the folder and choose Properties then Customize, Change Icon and point it to the icon in that folder and you can do the same for your URL shortcuts. As long as you have the icons you want on the USB drive itself it should stay the same. You can probably delete the Desktop.ini all together. Not sure if there's a way to do it all at once but maybe one of the gurus here will have a better ideas

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I hope that someone can assist me with this!:

Outlook is installed on C and D. Outlook was a bit unresponsive so I did detect and repair. That caused additional problems: When I attempt to delete email in the inbox, change a calendar snooze or date/time, edit a contact's information, or send/receive email (will not pull down email into the inbox from the server), it gives an error message:

The file C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.pst could not be accessed. Access is denied.

I have attempted reinstall and repair from cd twice. I have attempted detect and repair from OL help twice. I have run the scanpst.exe and it comes back with an error after about half way through.

I cannot afford to lose my data, contacts, reminders, email in the inbox, sent box, etc.

If anyone out there knows what I can do, please advise.

With sincere appreciation in advance,

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I have same problem like  PCuser32
When when I try open DVD drive from My computer I have message Please insert a disk into drive
despite I have DVD in the drive
When when I try open USB flash drive I have message like this:The disk is not formatted Do you want to format it now? Yes No
despite USB flash drive working on other compute
here is a log
Sorry becouse of my bad english
thx a lot
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16686  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Dusko at 17:48:47 on 2013-09-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2038.831 [GMT 2:00]
AV: AVG Internet Security 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Disabled/Outdated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
SP: AVG Internet Security 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
FW: AVG Internet Security 2014 *Enabled* {36AFA1E1-4CDC-7EF8-11EE-C77C3581ABA2}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2014\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodata Limited Share... Read more

A:Virus or something else block access to DVD drive and USB flash drive.


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Virus block access to DVD drive and USB flash driveXP PRO SP2 updated to SP3HP desktop computercpu intel e2140When when I try open DVD drive from My computer I have message Please insert a disk into drive despite I have DVD in the driveWhen when I try open USB flash drive I have message like this: The disk is not formatted Do you want to format it now? Yes Nodespite USB flash drive working on other computerWhen I boot from cd-rom Windows PE the DVD drive and usb flash drive working fine no problemsSo far I run rkill, ComboFix found many items, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware full scan found 8 items, Microsoft Security Essentials full scan found 1 item, after all cleaning same problem I try run XP in Diagnostic Startup from Msconfig but still no access to DVD drive and USB flash drive.I appreciate any help

A:Virus block access to DVD drive and USB flash drive

Hello,You will need to Download and Run DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log..If for some reason you cannot perform a step, move on to the next.Please follow this guide. go and do steps 6 thru 8 ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help . Then go here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.Let me know if it went OK.

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This has been an issue since I purchased this computer.. I am trying to send files to a removable USB and everything is working properly you also hear the chimes that the USB is on. But I keep getting with a pop up window saying location not available E:/ is not accessible.

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Hi everyone,

Before stating my issue, i'm not 100% sure it's related to Windows 7 or Windows Server. Please let me know if i'm wrong.

A few weeks ago, I had to block access to all removable storage classes to a group of 5 users or so in the enterprise. So I used the "Computer Configuration" GPO (Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>Removable Storage Access>All
Removable Storage classes: Deny all access "Active". I applied it to the users and it worked fine. From there, they could'nt use USB stick, CD, etc... After a while, it was decided by the administration they could get that access back. So I removed
the GPO from these users. After a while, users were complaining the access was still denied. From there, here is my troubleshoot path

I did a GPRESULT and I could see the GPO was not appliedI've looked up local computer policy (gpedit.msc) and this setting is not configuredI have looked up in the events viewer in both the computers and domain controller, nothing interesting foundI tried to do a GPUPDATE /force and restartI tried to remove the computer from the Active Directory and join it back to the domainSince the GPO still exists, but not applied to users having the problem, I have tried with 2 third party computers to reproduce the problem. I applied the GPO, access was denied to all removable storage classes. I unapplied the GPO and access to
all removable storage classes was restore.
The issue happens w... Read more

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alright, I don't know alot about computers, but attached is a picture of what I'm seeing. I've tried changing permissions, Sharing and anything else I could but I just can't access anything at all. I have admin rights, and I'm logged in as admin, but Still nothing.

does anyone have any ideas? I really don;t want to have to call Nerds o.s.

A:access denied to removable storage

Lets first see if its a permissions issue
Try this adminsistrator
Administrator Account

Did you ever have access?
If yes what did you do that may have changed the situation.

If a new problem, you can try a system restore.
System Restore - How to

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removable storage device is access denied

A:removable storage device is access denied

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Take a look a this: [How to] Disable access to removable storage devices in Windows 7

But instaid of disabling it, you should enable it.

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I booted up my computer today and found to my surprise, that my devices with removable storage no longer work. My dvd-rom icon has a nice circle with a slash over it. My usb stick drive gives me a "G: is not accessible access denied" error when I try to open it.

I'm guessing what caused this. Yesterday, I enabled the "Stereo Mix" option on my sound card. (Vista disables this feature to make the recording industry happy, I suppose.) That's the only change I've made to my computer. Sadly, disabling the feature doesn't help. Perhaps Vista blocks access to your removable media if you enable your computer to record it? Wouldn't surprise me.

Checking the security properties tab informs me that I "do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings." It is also unable to display the device's "owner."

I don't have a backup point I can restore to.

Help me

A:Please Help - Access Denied On Removable Storage (permissions?)

I'd suggest a few, free, online malware scans to see if you've picked up a bug. I saw two of these at work today.Here's a list:http://housecall.trendmicro.comhttp://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscannerhttp://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.htmlhttp://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtmlhttp://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asphttp://onlinescan.avast.com/http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspxhttp://www.eset.com/onlinescan/<links compiled on 02/14/2008>

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I booted up my computer today and found to my surprise, that my devices with removable storage no longer work. My dvd-rom icon has a nice circle with a slash over it. My usb stick drive gives me a "G: is not accessible access denied" error when I try to open it.

I'm guessing what caused this. Yesterday, I enabled the "Stereo Mix" option on my sound card. (Vista disables this feature to make the recording industry happy, I suppose.) That's the only change I've made to my computer. Sadly, disabling the feature doesn't help. Perhaps Vista blocks access to your removable media if you enable your computer to record it? Wouldn't surprise me.

Checking the security properties tab informs me that I "do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings." It is also unable to display the device's "owner."

I don't have a backup point I can restore to.

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi...

A:Please help - access denied on removable storage (permissions?)

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When when I try open DVD drive from My computer I have message Please insert a disk into drive
despite I have DVD in the drive
When when I try open USB flash drive I have message like this:The disk is not formatted Do you want to format it now? Yes No
and then windows 7 show me error ''windows was unable to complete the format''
despite USB flash drive working on other computer same problem is with the Sd cards.
Previous MRL topic:   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/508424/virus-or-something-else-block-access-to-dvd-drive-and-usb-flash-drive/page-2
:Please help, I do not know what to do anymore.
Sorry because of my bad english.

A:Blocked Access, DVD drive and USB flash drive

Please download Minitollbox from here. And save to your desktop.
Run it and select following options:
List last 10 event viewer errors
List Installed programs
List Devices >>> Problem only
List Users, partitions and memory size
List Minidump files
List Restore points
Then click GO and wait, the logfile will open, copy all its contents and paste in your next reply.
Thank you.

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hi frnds i m new on this place as it is my first post..

i m compelled to post because i m facing a serious problem..that is
i m unable to access my new hitacihi portable drive..
as first i connected my drive...
pc showed that... found a new mass storage device..
--found a disk drive..etc etc..
and then showed a symbol to remove drive(or to stop removable drive) in right side of the task bar..
but this drive is not showed in my computer..(as should be like always )
means it is not accessed
i don't no why...
plz help me..how can i access my portable disk
i have tried some more things to make it read like...checking driver property..or the driver cd came with drive(actually this cd contain drivers for win 98. and as for xp.. it says xp automatically recognize it's driver)

and the same thing is with my mobile..( for mobile there is a message dat..device may not working properly, this message comes only in the case of mobile)
i can access my mobile and PDD as storage device through other system but in my system i can't..

my pc's configuration is ...
256 mb ram
845 intel cipset
1.70 Ghz (celron)
OS win xp s2

so plz help me...i m in trouble..

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Hey there! Thanks for having me everyone... My first question about Vista (many more to come I'm sure) is how come my access to the C: drive is denied? I get the following message when I attempt to create a new project in my audio program (Cubase LE):

"C:\ is not accessible.

Access is denied."

Earlier today I was unable to unzip an installer I downloaded to the C: drive. How do I gain access to it?

Thanks a LOT for your time!

A:Access Denied to C drive?

Hello FattMusieK,
The first thing you need to do is to make sure all your permissions are up to date.
Open Computer and go to properties.
Open the security tab.
Click the edit permissions tab and make sure you have full control.
Give this a go and post your results, good luck.

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when i try to copy or paste on my H: drive it says access denied please help me.I don't care if my data is lost i just want my drive back and it's type is NTFS

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Hi guys
I am using windows 7 and whenever trying to access drive c getting error message "access to drive c denied". I tried to see the owner of the drive and there a message "the owner name can not be displayed", it seems that someone has hacked my computer and has taken over the ownership of the drive. How can I get the ownership back?

A:drive c access denied?

post a screenshot of disk management

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when i click the cd drive didnot open access denied.pls help.picture was attached .

A:cd drive access denied

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Open disk management, right click on the CD/DVD drive and open Properties, click on the Hardware tab, click the properties command button, click on the driver tab, and uninstall the driver.
Then click on the Disk Management Action menu, click on Rescan Disks, it re-adds the drive and the error should be gone!

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Hello guys!

i cant open my drive C: and D:. when i double click either C: or D: i get the message "Access denied". but when i right click the drive and choose explore, it opens correctly. a little help pls?

I would appreciate any help..

A:Help Pls.. Access Denied on my Drive C: & D:

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Hello there

I hope somebody can help, I am having problems with my computer, when I turn it on i get this message


then it also says

"The parameter is incorrect McAfee Secutity Center"

"Application resources could not be loades succesfully please reinstall McAfee Security Center"

I have Windows Vista, and the access to my C: Drive is denied, I try running it on safe mode and run an anitvirus but it does not allowed me to do anything, I also try to change the Security but still does not let me do anything. If i go into explore to see my C: drive, it has a box looking type and it says "Access Denied"

What can I do besides reformate it?? I have documents that I dont want to loose and I cannot save them since the access is denied. I try to run McAfee but it just does not load...

any suggestions

A:C: drive Access Denied

Something to try is make to make sure that you are logged on as a user with administrative rights. If you are the only user on the computer then you have these rights when logging on. See if you can change the permissions on your drive.

Right click the C:\ drive and select properties. Go to the Security tab.

There should be a list of groups and user names in the first box. Select Administrators. Make sure that it is given full control. There should be a lot of check marks in the second box. If it is not selected then click on the edit button.

Select the administrators again and select the full control check box. Click ok. Click ok on the C:\ drives properties.

Let me know if that helps you.

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while manipulating properties of c drive ,i accidentally denied all permissions to Authenticated users .error: couldn't access control editor,i didn't getting access to change them even i logged as an administrator .how do i change those properties and get access to them.please help me to get out of this.....

A:Access denied to C drive


You may try doing a System Restore of your system to restore point before you made those changes.

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Just started - upon clicking dvd drive, message says "may not have permission."

I can right click and open and play the movie, so drive is operable.

I went into registry and followed directions to delete lower filter. - no change.

I checked permissions and that is OK as well.

I also uninstalled drive and rebooted.

Also did a System Restore.

Also ran scan -- SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

It seems to be caused by message "files ready to be written, but I can't seem to delete it.
Since I can play dvds, it's not a big problem, but I would like to know why this has suddenly happened and how to correct it.



A:Access denied on dvd drive

PSCO have a look at this as I had a similar problem for ages and it drove me nuts
How do I get rid of "You have files ready to be written to your - Microsoft Community

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My hard disk have two partition DRIVE C: and DRIVE D:

But now DRIVE D: is not accessible, i cannot open or explore

D:\ is not accessible
Access denied

A:Access Denied in Drive D:

Did you do anything prior to this problem occurring? When did you create the D: partition?

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Seems i ****** up my permission settings pretty badly thistime.

cmd is run as admin, and uac is off.


C:\>net user H?kon
User name H?kon
Full Name H?kon
User's comment
Country code 000 (System Default)
Account active Yes
Account expires Never

Password last set 18.8.2009 12:42:43
Password expires Never
Password changeable 18.8.2009 12:42:43
Password required No
User may change password Yes

Workstations allowed All
Logon script
User profile
Home directory
Last logon 19.10.2009 01:39:46

Logon hours allowed All

Local Group Memberships *Administrators
Global Group memberships *None
The command completed successfully.

C:\>takeown /f "D:" /r /d y
ERROR: Access is denied.

C:\>icacls "D:" /grant administrators:F /t
D:: Access is denied.
Successfully processed 0 files; Failed processing 1 files


A:Denied Access to D:\ drive

Quote: Originally Posted by Hakon

Seems i ****** up my permission settings pretty badly thistime.

and how did you manage to do that?

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Hello, I was messing around trying to share my local disk on my home network and in an attempt to give everyone access I deleted some Users from the Groups or User Names box and added "Everyone" with full permissions. Now when I click on the c: drive I get a message saying "Access Denied" Has anyone encountered this before?

A:Access Denied To C: Drive

What exactly did you delete...?


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 While I was fiddling with access permissions (because of the guest coming who would be using my computer), I seem to have accidentally lock myself out of my C: drive. I can still see it, but cannot delete anything, download on it, anything.
 The problem is, everything I touch seem to have the "access denied" message, even though I am the administrator.  When I go to Users Accounts in Control Panel, there is Security Shield icon in front of manage user accounts, so I cannot undo any of the permissions/denials I had put on.
 What can I do to gain full functioning of my C: drive again short of sending the machine to be repaired.
 Thank you very much!

A:Denied myself access to C: drive, please help!

Hi TheToeJoe,
This issue occurs because User Account Control treats members of the Administrators group as standard users. When a member of the Administrators group logs on to a Windows Vista-based computer that has User Account Control enabled, the user runs as a standard user. Standard users are members of the Users group rather than the Administrators group, and thus they have no permission to access the resource that does not grant permission to Users group.

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i was using windows 7 and access to a local drive was denied to all other users of the pc except me, admin..now i changed my os to windows 8 and i cant access that drive..plz do help asap..thnks...

A:drive access denied

Hello Shibu, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You should be able to take ownership of the drive with your administrator account, then set permissions to "Allow" "Full control" to your account and any other users you want to be able to access it.

Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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The problem is on a laptop belonging to a relative.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-62, x64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2813 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: D: 9 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: Wistron, 303C
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

I've been installing stuff like Avast antivirus, Superantispyware, Advanced System Care. All was OK until foolishly I decided to use Permissions Time Machine Lite in an effort to avoid so many Access Denied messages. The program ran for about 15 hours and then, foolishly again, I decided to shut down the computer. On rebooting it I'm faced with access denied to drive C. I can't copy anything off it. I've tried rebooting in safe mode to last good config but the problem still exists. The problem, as you may imagine, lies in getting the stuff off the machine, photos etc. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
I notice that on the Sysinfo file it doesn't show drive C. It's about 400GB with half of it occupied. I have emailed the publisher of Permissions Time Machine Lite but as yet have not received any reply.

A:Access denied to drive C:

In windows explorer I can see all the photos, documents etc but cannot do anything with them, if I double click on a photo or try to copy it to an external drive I just get an access denied message.

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somehow I deleted the users in the properties of drive c under the security tab, now it denies me access to drive c and wont let me delete any files or folders or let me do a system restore, I don't know what to do I have tried all I know, I am using windows 7

A:access denied to drive c

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Suddenly I am finding that if I left click my E-Drive-DVD writer/reader to play a music DVD I get a messgae that acces to the drive is denied. If I right click to open/explore it does this and I can then play the music content.
If I write a data DVD this writes and then opens with the left click open command as normal

This is with fully up to date vista SP2 and explorer 8. The Musicd should have played with Windows Media Player

Help Please

A:Access to E-Drive Denied

I think one of the latest updates did something with auto play, check the control panel>auto play, pick a default program there... if you don't want auto play opening every time you put media in the tray, take the check out of the box (top left)....

good luck

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I have a new laptop that is pre-loaded with windows 7 OS. When trying to open folders and
files, it states "access denied." And what I found out when trying to expand C:\drive to access the Root Directory. It states, "access denied." I can't even download the program, "Adobe PDF," and place it in programs ??? Need some words of wisdom.............. Windows 7 OS

A:Windows 7---- C:\ drive access denied

Are there multiple users on the computer?

Some of the manufactors make it like that, so that it's completely failproof... Maybe there's an administrator login?

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I managed to remove all user access to the windows drive by mistake.

Now i cant access my main windows drive. Windows runs fine but i can't run some software, save any files to desktop and stuff. Please help as i don't want to reinstall !

I tried following http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...&wa=wsignin1.0

but that doesn't help as i dont' see any security tab inside properties.

A:Access Denied to Windows Drive.

what exactly were you messing with when it did this?

I had done this a long time ago to my computer but eventually got it back after constantly clicking around.....

I do know 1 trick in the command prompt.....
It uses the Administrator (GOD) account to fix your administrator (JESUS) account....
Thats usualy what I do when my regular admin account has any kinds of permission issues...
Just be careful if u mess anything up in the Administrator account theres nothing higher than that to fix it, then you'll need a reinstall.....

Open Dos: (Two seperate comands only use 1 at a time)

net user administrator /active:no

net user administrator /active:yes

Open dos with administrator rights...
Type the command above with the yes in it....
log off, then log into the Administrator (GOD) account...
Fix your admin (Jesus) account however needed....
**Right click on the OS hard drive and change the security permissions for the other users...
**If this does not work, delete your user you messed up then create a new one.....
**If doing that I recommend a restart between the deletion and creation of accounts, just in case....also to try a different name for the account if recreating it with the same name does not work....
after your fixed....
Then, go back into your original account and open dos with admin rights and type the dos command with the no in it to disable the Administrator (GOD) account.....
this way nobody can use it to log in....

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Hi ;0)

I used to have a computer that had windows xp on it. It took a dump and I bought another pc that has windows vista on it. The old puter died before I could get anything off the hard drive.

So I've taken the hard drive out of the old puter with xp and bought one of those thingies that you put it in and now its connected to my new computer with a usb plug.

You would think I could access the files on it right? Wrong lol it won't let me open them. Well it lets me open like the my document file and I can see all those other files inside that I need desperatly but when I try to open them it says I don't have permission to access them. I been fiddling around with permissions and stuff but I just can't find anything that works. Please help :) All my web page files are on that old drive and need them before I can update.

I hope I'm in the right thread this is a tricky one to figure out.

Oh one more thing you should know. On the old computer I set a password to access the desktop because I have 4 year old who likes to click click when I'm not around.
So I would turn on puter and the page would open asking for password then I would type password in and the desktop would appear like magic lol Is that why I can't access my files now? I have the same set up on the new puter for the same 4 year old reason grrrrrr.

A:File Access Denied on G: drive

try taking ownership of the files

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Following a successful upgrade from my PC running Windows 7 pro 64bit I had a short while running OK. I then had a Notepad window appear on startup together with a sub window saying 'access denied'. Clearing these was no problem but I asked on another forum how to get rid of these messages. I was told to change the access rights on my C: drive and that was when my problems really started.

Now I can't access my C: drive at all and most of my programs transferred from W7 are not working. Whatever I do I get a message saying 'access denied'! My D: drive (partitioned) is fully OK.

I have tried to change the access rights in C: ---- Denied
I have tried to recovery/reset on my W10 ----Failed
I have tried to revert back to W7. It got 1% into making the change and stopped ---- Failed
I even tried option 4 in this link Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums but I got as far as putting REM_SAM into the Load Hive and it said it was already in use ----Failed

Although I have a backup of all my personal folders and files I do not have a backup of my W10 set up. I think I have a backup of my Windows 7 but it is not up to date and I am not really sure how to use it.
I really need help on this one. I have over 20 programs that were successfully transferred over to W10 most of which I need but am not sure how to reload them if they are lost. Most are not now working!

A:Access denied to C: drive serious issues

IMO, as it sounds like you've done everything else, including the attempted 'recovery/reset' - have you tried reinstalling 10 from a USB media?

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Access Denied
Hi ,
I want to delete some files/folders from a local network shared external drive.
These files/folders are copies of the "C" drive of a discontinued Vista machine.
The external drive is accessible to a Vista Laptop on the same network.
On that laptop I created a user account with administrator privileges where the user name is equal to the owner of the difficult files.
I turned off user account control and ran RMDIR /S from a elevated cmd prompt in safe mode.
I still get access denied.
I need a way to access these files to delete them.
Frank C

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I have been having all kinds of problems with my computer lately. The newest one is making me crazy. I want to install the coupon program for my printer but it tells me I don't have enough room. So when I go to delete programs I don't need or use, it tells me access denied drive c://
I have tried everything I can think of but nothing has worked. Earlier I had to use the pc recovery disks that came with my computer just to reinstall my printer, could that have something to do with it?
Please someone help! Thanks.

A:Disk drive c:/ Access denied

Your post has a lot going on there.

First, the coupon program is adware. It will clutter your browser, slow down your system, and probably cause you problems and grief later on. Is that worth the 50 cents off a box of cereal?

Second, you should never delete anything from your hard drive that you didn't create yourself like Word documents, videos, pictures, etc. If you want to uninstall programs, you go to Add/Remove Programs. Do not delete a program's files manually.

Third, if you used the recovery disks that came with your computer, then you must have rolled the whole thing back to the way it was when you bought it. That means anything that happened before you ran the restore has nothing at all to do with what's happening now. That seems like a pretty extreme step to take to install a printer, so I'm wondering what other problems are going on with that system.

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Hello folks,
I am running Vista Home premium 32. I recently reinstalled my vista operating system and now my 2nd internal hard drive reads Access Denied. If I turn off UAC I can get access to the files, but when I turn it back on it goes back to saying access denied. Does anybody know how to make this problem go away? At worst case, would reformatting the drive restore to normal? Thanks so much if you can help.

A:Access Denied on hard drive

Its about security and taking ownership of the drive contents, as by default all files are assigned the rights of the previous install, this means your current install has no rights to read the files on the 2nd drive.

Im sure there was a thread somewhere on it, i did do a quick guide for XP but im not sure if the same procedure applies to Vista, here's the link anyway http://homepage.ntlworld.com/judslat/rights/


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Why cant i open my C;\ drive it wont let me double click on it or rigth click on it?,
I cant download anything why?

A:C:\ Drive not accessible/Access is denied

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