Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Win7 SP1 registry help. No access to Admin

3 Weeks Ago   #31
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Copy all your files (data) to an external drive.
In my opinion a disk image of a dying drive can't be trusted but if you have space on the external drive, do it.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
3 Weeks Ago   #32
JSmith2011

Win7 SP1
 
 

Thanks Mega - I'm backing up to Synology as we speak and I also have an external 300GB drive with me to be a fail safe.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #33
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Many imaging programs will have an option to skip bad sectors
Ignore bad sectors O&O Software


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JSmith2011 View Post
Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'm going to need a third party app to do it b/c the windows feature keeps giving me errors when attempting to back up. Just FYI:
One drive partitioned into 4 other drives
C:
D:
F:
G:
H:
Z: which is a backup 1TB redundant drive server (Synology) but have never used it before.


Edit: Will a disc image copy the whole drive and then you can re-populate it on another drive? Or does it only copy certain files?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

3 Weeks Ago   #34
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

SIW2, I think that if you don't clone sector by sector, almost all images programs will skip the the bad clusters and use the relocated ones. I just don't trust a copy of a failing disk.

That is why may recommendation to COPY the data to an external disk.
On the new disk I would do a fresh install and then recover the backed up data.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #35
JSmith2011

Win7 SP1
 
 

Which one of these drives should I get?


DriveSolutions.com


Edit: Also, which manufacturer would you guys recommend out of those listed?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #36
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Depends on your budget. If you are going for an ssd , any of them are quicker than a spinning disk.

The link you provided is making expensive suggestions. For example, you should be able to find a Crucial 500/525gb ssd for about $100.

That is half the price your link suggests for a 500/525 gb ssd. Maybe you should try ebay and similar.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #37
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I gave you the links for HDD from Newegg.
I only buy high end (black or gold) HDD from WD.
The size depends on what you want to store in it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #38
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, he should copy the data.

It is not a bad idea to make an image as well - ignoring bad sectors.

There are several reasons for that:
1) The image might be ok and restorable.
2) You might not copy all the data, or you might realise later that you shoulc have extracted product keys from the registry - or any number of other things.

I am talking about imaging, not cloning.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
SIW2, I think that if you don't clone sector by sector, almost all images programs will skip the the bad clusters and use the relocated ones. I just don't trust a copy of a failing disk.

That is why may recommendation to COPY the data to an external disk.
On the new disk I would do a fresh install and then recover the backed up data.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #39
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JSmith2011 View Post
Which one of these drives should I get?


DriveSolutions.com


Edit: Also, which manufacturer would you guys recommend out of those listed?

How big is your hard drive now?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #40
JSmith2011

Win7 SP1
 
 

Appreciate you guys hanging in there with me. I know you're probably helping others so thanks for sticking it through.



500 GB is the current size of my HDD. I don't really need anything bigger for what I do.


One point of contention however - I went to backup using EaseUS Todo backup and keep getting a copy-write error going from C: to D: when backing up. It starts and after a minute or two, it gives me that error. I've *reset* permissions from JS standard user to Admin and changed Admin Admin user to standard user. The error has to do with Volume Shadow Copy.


Can you guys suggest a different backup utility? Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Win7 SP1 registry help. No access to Admin




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Require Admin Access to deleter but I AM an Admin...
Folks: I have researched this problem on loads of sites and have done everything suggested with no success. As the screenshots I’ve included show, my boot drive if full of folders for which I can find NO use but I cannot delete (and my drive is getting full). When I right click and try to...
Performance & Maintenance
Admin account corrupted and cant access files using Admin p/w
Hi guys when my pc gets to the first screen where you choose your account my admin account has changed from my name to 'Other user' and when I click on it it asks for a username and password. Also trying to access files from the admin account when it prompts me with a password I enter it and the...
General Discussion
Admin access not available, Win 7 Pro.
I am using my desktop as a guest and cannot get on as administrator. I may have done something silly to make this happen, messing about with account perms and such when I got my MCITP book... Can use the computer a s a guest but I can't use Restore Point, can't use Run as Administrator, SpyBot has...
General Discussion
Admin can't access to anywhere.
Hy guys, Today I installed New Windows 7 32 bit. Version. Now, that all installation has completed i wanted to access to my computer, network center, Control panel, and stuff like that. But I had very confusing problem with it. It says: Error "Windows cannot access the specified device,...
General Discussion
How do I unlock admin with no admin access
So, here's what I did. Fresh install of Windows 7 x64 Pro. Default initial user is "Benjamin" created a second user, "Adam" created a third user, "root" Next security setup. I removed administrator privileges from Benjamin. Adam was created with no administrator privileges. root was given...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:23.
Twitter Facebook Google+