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Windows 7: Unable to change Config Files


29 Nov 2009   #11

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

But they are not nearly as arrogant as you seem to be, maybe you need to step back a bit and realise that we are simply trying to make an OS work that should get up and go, without having to go through all this hassle, and then have to put up with people like yourself and your commentary, Vista will eat this OS, AND THAT IS FROM MY EXPERIENCE WHICH IS NOT LITTLE.....

John MD

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30 Nov 2009   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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30 Nov 2009   #13

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John MD View Post
But they are not nearly as arrogant as you seem to be, maybe you need to step back a bit and realise that we are simply trying to make an OS work that should get up and go, without having to go through all this hassle, and then have to put up with people like yourself and your commentary, Vista will eat this OS, AND THAT IS FROM MY EXPERIENCE WHICH IS NOT LITTLE.....

John MD
I'm only arrogant to people that refuse to listen to reality and blame others for their problems. It's needed and people generally learn by time it's done.

If you want simplicity, buy a pre-installed OS computer from Dell and don't do any more upgrades. You understand now?

Now from reading this, you can say you added to your "experience."
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30 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
3 possible solutions

Hi John,

I have three possible solutions for you that I will suggest in what I hope is the best order to try them in.

1. TRY EDITING IN ADMIN MODE:
Open notepad in Administrator mode, by searching for it, right clicking and select 'Run as Administrator'. Now from the file menu choose open and open the file that you were unable to edit. Attempt to edit it. I am aware of a 'feature' in Vista where some files marked system couldn't be edited unless you were in administrator mode. This is the easiest way to rule this out for you.

2. SOLVE A DRIVER READ ONLY PROBLEM:
One of my customers had a similar issue with a new Windows 7 Install. The problem had nothing to do with permissions. In fact all the permissions I checked were correct and like on your example, the read only attribute was greyed out.The correct solution for me was to update the SATA drivers with the latest ones from the manufacturers website. In my case this was for the Gigabyte EP45 motherboard. Please check that your hard drive drivers (be they sata, raid, IDE or whatever) are the latest for Windows 7 that are available on the manufacturers website (not through Microsoft update or driver software).

NOTE: If you check through the Microsoft Update Driver Software service, you will only get the latest drivers that Microsoft is aware of. Sometimes this just means the Microsoft default drivers which might appear to work; but may not offer all the features or reliability of the manufacturer drivers.

By the way, if you do find and install new drivers and the problem still exists, check the permissions again as discussed previously in this thread (using the TAKEOWN script should suffice); the new drivers may offer changes here.

3. CLEAR READ ONLY WITH THE MS DISKPART CMD TOOL:
If you are still unsuccessful, you can use the diskpart command line utility to clear readonly attributes on your hard disks. I have attached a bath file that I wrote that will do this for you, on any system that has up to 10 disks installed. If you have more then 10, then I can talk you through it manually or adjust the batch.
To run the batch file:
a) save it anywhere
b) open CMD in admin mode
c) cd to the directory that you placed the batch file in.
d) type the name of the file to run it.


Good luck

Tim

EDIT: Just to rule it out (and you most likely already checked :-) )
- Do a full checkdisk on the drive
- Run the attrib command on the file (from CMD in Admin).
- Make sure that Flightsim has no files open when you try to edit. Just check the task manager to rule this out.
attrib -r -s -h


Attached Files
File Type: bat CLEAR_READONLY_ON_DRIVES.bat (4.7 KB, 15 views)
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30 Nov 2009   #15

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Its nice to be able to get some good help from folk like yourself, much appreciated, I will try it out, the previous individual obviously is not skilled in dealing with others!!!

regards John MD
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30 Nov 2009   #16

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Rule of thumb:

Don't do upgrades unless you actually know what you're doing with your system.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John MD View Post
the previous individual obviously is not skilled in dealing with others!!!
You see those nice little green and gold dots under my user name? That may or may not have a slightly different story to tell you.
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30 Nov 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

My pleasure in helping. :-).

My 2 cents: In regards to torrentg, I believe this is a misunderstanding. He obviously responded to you to help-out to begin with and was the first to do so, but things have gone down hill from there. Let this not reflect badly on either of you; and let's move forward from here so that others who read this blog get the benefit from it. Now nothing more from me said on this.

I'm looking forward to hearing how you go with my possible solutions!
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