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Windows 7: access denied on harddrive

24 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7
access denied on harddrive

Hello, just installed windows 7 on my computer and now I cant find one of my drives.
I checked the disk management and there it was so I assigned it a letter but when I try to browse it I get access denied. I've tried to take owner ship but that didnt help.

Also in the statusbar it says "Healty(System, Active, Primary Partition)"


My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2010   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64

Sometimes you will have to take ownership and edit permissions of the drive to have full control again but i would advise caution in taking ownership of to much as it can cause problems if there is an OS on there, some people have had big problems leading to a reinstall because they took ownership of the C drive (win 7 location) be sure to create a restore point first
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Maybe a temporary fix but give this a try.
Open the start menu and type in run > then go to browse and see if you can access it that way.

Another thing to try is disabling the UAC
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2010   #4

windows 7

thanks for the fast answers.
It's not the disk I have windows on that is the problem, but I think i accidentally copied over the install files for windows during the installation. And thats why its set as system.

Seems like I manage to install the bootmanager on F: and windows on C:
So I need both disks to boot.
Any ideas for an easy solution? like installing bootmgr on C: and override som permissions so i can access my F:
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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