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: Access to partition denied after install.

06 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7
Access to partition denied after install.

I installed windows 7, on the first boot I could access my D drive which is the drive that contains all media, files, resumes, etc etc etc. Windows 7 itself is on the C drive. I rebooted, and I open up 'computer' and now the D drive just says 'D:\ (Spare) NTFS' if I try to open or browse it says 'Access Denied' in a pop up window.

If I try to change the drive letter in disc management; 'Virtual Disk Manager: The parameter is incorrect'

If I right click the drive and access security it says I don't have permission to view security and that I should try to take ownership. If I try to take ownership; 'access denied' Windows 7 literally stole all of my stuff. I suspect it's still in there but I cannot access it. The windows vista I installed on that drive as a work around incase I needed to grab drives and 7 couldn't get online, loads from that inaccessable drive, but cannot browse it. So i know it's intact and has the files on it.

Is there a way to brute force my way into it. it's my stuff and I want it.
I've been looking for how to fix this for around 16 hours now and have only found half tutorials and convoluted nonsense. how do i get access to my drive without formatting? please help me. I'm on the verge of turning into one of those people who just goes around spamming fbombs everywhere. I'm at my limit of sanity and patience with this. there was no reason for windows to lock it away from me in the first place.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2

I would boot the computer into Windows XP and fix it. Use XP to take full control over the entire drive.

If you have a Windows XP install disc, make this:

UBCD for Windows
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Access to partition denied after install.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Fresh Install Win 7 Enterprise- 1 part of partition access denied
Hello Again As the subject suggests, I have had to re install Windows 7 Enterprise and it seems to have lost part of the partitioned drive. As per the picture the PS3 drice and Panthro drives are part of an internal hard drive, when I click on it I get the error message? Would be very...
Hardware & Devices
Partition Access Denied
I have to HDDs, one with windows XP installed on it , and another one with 7 , I installed each one without the other HDD plugged into my computer, so when i want to use XP i boot from the 17 HD, and when I want to boot from 7 I boot from the 500 HD, which is my 1st boot device. So, on windows XP...
General Discussion
HDD Partition Access is Denied
So I just installed Windows to my SSD. I then loaded up windows and then plugged in my other HDD which still had a partition for windows on. I deleted that partition. Then of course I couldn't access the other 2 partitions on that drive. My G (storage and H games) I've managed to...
Installation & Setup
Second Partition Access Denied
Hi everyone! I hope the post is in the appropriate section of the forum! You are about to hear the stupidest thing ever done. I recently formatted my laptop and installed 64-Bits version of my Windows 7 Home Premium copy as I am planning to install more RAMs. Before I had 32-Bits version and I...
General Discussion
partition access denied after bad upgrade
Tried to upgrade from w7 7070 to 7100 and could not, no problem..but when restarting, my other drives are no more accessibles, have "access denied". How can I get back ownership, or access to them. Thanks for help!
Installation & Setup

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 11:00.
Twitter Facebook Google+