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Windows 7: Access denied to external dvd/cd drive

12 Jul 2011   #1
Purplemartin

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Access denied to external dvd/cd drive

My external dvd/cd drive (Sony DRX S7OU W) previously worked from this computer running on Windows 7 but I now receive the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access them." The same dvd/cd drive continues to work on other computers. All other devices that I link to this port (camera, ipod) continue to function. I tried new firmware downloaded from Sony but this did not help. Suggestions?


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12 Jul 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Purplemartin,
connect to another USB port, if it does'nt work, go to Device Manager & uninstall it. Power of your pc, plug it into another port, power on your PC. If still not ok try another cable.
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12 Jul 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Purplemartin View Post
My external dvd/cd drive (Sony DRX S7OU W) previously worked from this computer running on Windows 7 but I now receive the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access them." The same dvd/cd drive continues to work on other computers. All other devices that I link to this port (camera, ipod) continue to function. I tried new firmware downloaded from Sony but this did not help. Suggestions?
Welcome to SevenForums.

rg: | type cmd.exe | do NOT hit Enter | rt-clk on cmd.exe in the list above the search box | click on Run as administrator

You are now at what is called an elevated command prompt, which simply means you are running cmd.exe as administrator.

type following command:
ICACLS X:\

where X: is the letter assigned to your external drive.

This will show info on who or what has access to X:\ and what permissions they have.

Attach a snippet or copy of that output to your next post.

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and/or SIW to gather info for filling in the blanks.

Do me a favor and add the word laptop or desktop to the “system manufacturer” block.

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader, Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.
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