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Windows 7: DVD drive Ownership and Permissions problem.

22 Jul 2013   #1
Thelifeofthomas

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
DVD drive Ownership and Permissions problem.

I have had this problem for a while and i have tried many different solutions but none seem to fix the fault.

when i put a disk in the DVD drive it give Unknown icon on the drive and when i try to enter it says
"f:\ is not accessible. Access is denied"
but when i start the pc in safe mode or use the default Administrator account, the Drive works perfectly.

when I go to the owner tab under advanced security it says
"current owner: Unable to display current owner."
and when i try and set the owners it never changes.

In the permissions window it says
"No permissions have been assigned for this object."
and when i try to add my user to the permission it says
"unable to save permission changes on ( f: ). access is denied"

I have removed the device and drivers completely and reinstalled them but the problem continues.


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22 Jul 2013   #2
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Have you tried to create a new administrators account and see if it works then? It could be a matter of corruption in your account. If a new admin account solves the problem, transfer everything over to the new account and delete the old account.
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22 Jul 2013   #3
Thelifeofthomas

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I tried a new admin account and it has the same problem as my main account.
i tried to set the ownership in the systems Administrator account but it does not have a security tab in the properties of the Disk Drive.
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22 Jul 2013   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

It should have a sharing tab. Click the sharing tab, click advanced sharing and check the box 'share this folder'. See if that helps.

You can also try Take Ownership, but read the warnings at the top of the page.
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22 Jul 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a thought. Your security programs might cause such a problem.
Your specs are confusing.
Antivirus United Kingdom
OS Windows 7 (Windows 7 What)
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22 Jul 2013   #6
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I was thinking that too, Jack. That's a new AV on me too.
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23 Jul 2013   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi ThelifeofThomas,

If your OS is Windows 7 Professional or higher,

Go to Start > Run, type gpedit.msc and press OK.

Go to User Configuration > Administrative templates > System > Removable Storage Access and check all states especially those pertaining to CD and DVD -Deny write access, Deny read access - are " Not configured" If not right click on those > Edit, change it to "Not Configured" > OK

Close the Local Group Policy Editor, reboot and then check your optical drive read / write access.

Good luck.

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23 Jul 2013   #8
Thelifeofthomas

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

essenbe: I tied sharing the drive and it had no effect.
and I have tried taking ownership many times but it never takes account that i have done it and it continues
to say "Unable to display current owner".

Layback Bear: I've updated my specs they should make more sense now

jumanji: I have home premium but i have installed gpedit.msc and i do not have the Removable Storage Access section.
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23 Jul 2013   #9
Thelifeofthomas

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have remove the Disk drive completely from the registry and it has reinstalled fine.
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23 Jul 2013   #10
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Do you mean removing the upper/lower filters from the registry?
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