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Windows 7: audio CD: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.."

11 Nov 2013   #11
adri123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

ICit2lol I don't have a lot of audio programs. Just two.
Winamp for reading and organizing.
Exact Audio Copy for ripping.

That's it and I'm very satisfied with them.

I mentioned VLC just because it's installed on the computer and in order to mention that the CDs I put in the drive can be played by the reading softwares. It's just a permission thing that i get I when I want to view the content of the CD myself. I never use VLC it for audio. Just for videos.

Having said that, I came here to find a solution about a recent specific problem, not to change the softwares I'm using..

I have said earlier, everyhing was working fine.

Thanks.


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11 Nov 2013   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate no problems someone might be able to pick it up just I use WMP as it is just fine by me and playback I do through my Xonar DG's and it is just fantastic.

Anyway good luck!!
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12 Nov 2013   #13
adri123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok so you don't have any idea why I get the permissions error message. Thanks for your help anyway.

Has anbody any idea or begining of idea on what could that be?
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13 Nov 2013   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sorry late reply adri I did find this Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. if it is of any help it does mention a system restore and I suppose it could be an update but worth a try.
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14 Nov 2013   #15
adri123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks ICit2lol,

the link they have on the post you sent isn't working. As for the System Restore they're suggesting I'd prefer not do that as I've installed many things since then and I'm also interrested in knowing what the problem is. Thanks a lot for your help!
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14 Nov 2013   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Adri just what sort of stuff have you installed is it really that much? If you just go back say two days at a time at least it may fix the problem. As of now what other options have you got?
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19 Nov 2013   #17
adri123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hello ICit2lol,

I tried to go back some days with system restore points but the restore failed. So I tried to use all the restore points (one by one of course) and one of them succeeded. The error was "unknown eror" then a code.

So I decided to put back an image backup of the OS partition. It worked and the problem was solved. Only that..my Users folder and ProgramData folders had been relocated on the D (data) partition of which I didn't have a backup image but only a "folders backup". Copying the two above folders didn't work.

So now I know that if you make an image of the OS parition and have relocated the Users folders to another parition, you also need to make an image of that partition. Simply copying these folders somewhere, will not work when you'll want to copy paste them back. The reason are ownership, permissions issues etc.

So..now I will resintall my whoel system and get my backup strategy right.
What a story that started with a simple issue.

But it's good because it pointed out that my OS image backup was not usable any way. So better know that fast!

Thank you for your help.
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19 Jul 2014   #18
robgault

Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
Did you ever resolve this problem

Hi Adri123,
I have the same problem you described in this post. Did you ever find a solution?
Thanks for any help you can offer...
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19 Jul 2014   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adri123 View Post
Hello ICit2lol,

I tried to go back some days with system restore points but the restore failed. So I tried to use all the restore points (one by one of course) and one of them succeeded. The error was "unknown eror" then a code.

So I decided to put back an image backup of the OS partition. It worked and the problem was solved. Only that..my Users folder and ProgramData folders had been relocated on the D (data) partition of which I didn't have a backup image but only a "folders backup". Copying the two above folders didn't work.

So now I know that if you make an image of the OS parition and have relocated the Users folders to another parition, you also need to make an image of that partition. Simply copying these folders somewhere, will not work when you'll want to copy paste them back. The reason are ownership, permissions issues etc.

So..now I will resintall my whoel system and get my backup strategy right.
What a story that started with a simple issue.

But it's good because it pointed out that my OS image backup was not usable any way. So better know that fast!

Thank you for your help.
Now I don't know how you back up but I use (and so do many of the others) this Imaging with free Macrium and set it to image once a week on my machines. That way you make an image of the whole system and not just bits here and bits there and are kept up to date for times like this.

If using the image to repair then you can just take out anything you don't want afterwards.

Rob adris last post is really what to do an install is the answer and I would advise you the same but do back up all data before you do that and again that tutorial is the best way of capturing that. If that doesn't work then start anew thread.
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01 Aug 2014   #20
adri123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I donīt know the solution to the problem. Indeed I resintalled the whole system. It seems to be ok for the moment.

And yes, as a side effect it was good to rethink my backup strategy

Best of luck
Adri
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