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Can't write to second drive ater Win XP install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tomiboi, Feb 13, 2008.

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  1. tomiboi

    tomiboi Thread Starter

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    I just installed a fresh copy of Win XP Pro on C partition.
    I have a second partition that I created (D) to install my software and keep data, but when I try to install software to the second drive (D) I get the following message:

    "you don't have access to write to the installation diretory win xp "

    How do I fix this?
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    Did you use the computer manufacturers recovery disk set for this install or was it from a Microsoft windows install disk?
     
  3. tomiboi

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    No. I am using a Win XP Pro from NewEgg.
     
  4. ozrom1e

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    From Newegg is the same thing as from Microsoft. Ok Here is what I believe you have got to do. You need the special drivers for the motherboard and such, These are as follows:

    Chipset, buss, network, video, audio and others that will be listed on either the computer manufacturers web site or the web site for the motherboard manufacturer. If you need to know who make the motherboard you can use a program like everest or belarc adviser to tell you this. Just go to either one of the sites and download all of the special drivers and burn them to a CD-R and then install them starting like I tyoed earlier. Once these are installed it should see the second drive with no problem.
     
  5. tomiboi

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    These will easy to find since it is a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop.

    I see the second drive, it is formated as NTFS, but just can't install software to it. I'll try to install all the required drivers and then I'll post the results.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  6. tomiboi

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    OK. It worked after I installed all the drivers.
     
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