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Windows 7: Problem reading HD on Win7.

26 Jun 2009   #1
mausinho

Win7; WinVista and WinXP.
 
 
Problem reading HD on Win7.

Hey.

I have recently installed Win7 RC on my notebook.
My WinVista wasn't loading the logon screen anymore...
So I partitioned the primary HD using a BootCD into 2 and installed Win7 on the blank partition, set it as primary and changed the drive letter to C:\.

It is working alright...
But I can't read the other partition when I'm on Win7.

If I boot through the CD I can read all the files on MS-DOS prompt. They're all there.

I tried to grant admistrator permissions to this partition and Win7 read ALL THE FILES, but I can't open it. It says "E:\ is not accessible. Access is denied."

What do I do?


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26 Jun 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
hd problem

I have recently installed Win7 RC on my notebook.
My WinVista wasn't loading the logon screen anymore...
So I partitioned the primary HD using a BootCD into 2 and installed Win7 on the blank partition, set it as primary and changed the drive letter to C:\.

It is working alright...
But I can't read the other partition when I'm on Win7.

If I boot through the CD I can read all the files on MS-DOS prompt. They're all there.

I tried to grant admistrator permissions to this partition and Win7 read ALL THE FILES, but I can't open it. It says "E:\ is not accessible. Access is denied."
Access is denied because you are not an admin of the vista group from win 7. In vista you have an admin account and your a member ( i assume). When you in win 7 you can probably see the other partition but not access the files. the solution is from win 7 to go to the xp partition right click the volume and go to property>security>add your name to the admin group

That should work. If not there are a bunch of post in SF that also deal with the same issue.

That should help

Ken
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26 Jun 2009   #3
mausinho

Win7; WinVista and WinXP.
 
 

Well, it didn't.

I'm guaranteeing full access to every user I find here on the notebook
but I still can't make it read the partition.

I've even guaranteed annonymous access... And nothing.
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26 Jun 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

what I would do is take ownership of the E: partition (using an administrator account) and then give the "Everyone" and/or "Authenticated Users" group full access. Make sure to check the options that force inheritance before you press apply, so that all folders will get the same permissions.

P.S. - To do all of that, you should use the "Advanced" button under the Security tab.
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26 Jun 2009   #5
ccatlett1984

 

you need to take "ownership" of the files. its under the advanced tab as well. NTFS can be a royal pain.
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26 Jun 2009   #6
mausinho

Win7; WinVista and WinXP.
 
 

Yeah, that was it.
I gave ownership to the files on the partition and I could open it!

I'm glad. =)

Thank you guys.
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26 Jun 2009   #7
ccatlett1984

 

glad to help, I had the same issue when i had to do a repair install of vista, and it whacked my username/paswords. Even if you use the same password it creates a different unique code that is tied to the files, with ntfs the only way to get aroudn that is to take ownership of them, as that resets it.
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