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Windows 7: Expanding Standard Account rights

05 Jul 2011   #11
ProudTraitor

Windows 7 64
 
 

The issue is not permissions to using the drive, but recognizing the drive. I don't know how to make windows recognize it without "scan for hardware changes" command, which is only available in Administrator account. As I said before, restarting the PC doesn't work.


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05 Jul 2011   #12
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

It should recognize the drive - Is it an Internal or External Drive?

Josh
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05 Jul 2011   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try Show Hidden Drives from the admin account, then see if it shows up under the standard account.
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05 Jul 2011   #14
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

You will need to do the Above since that option is Different for each User Account
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05 Jul 2011   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Josh.
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05 Jul 2011   #16
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

No Probs Gary always happy to help when I can
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06 Jul 2011   #17
ProudTraitor

Windows 7 64
 
 

Show Hidden Drives doesn't help, Britton30 thanks anyway.

It's an external drive WD 2tb eSATA. It recognizes it in BIOS, but windows shows it only if you poke with either Device Manager or 'hard disk management' in Computer Management. I guess it's no way to get it to work without the Administrator account.

Again the problem is only with eSATA recognition. If connected via Firewire and USB2.0 it shows up right away. Strange reset doesn't work though...
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