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HD permission access denied

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by yessirsir, Mar 3, 2009.

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  1. yessirsir

    yessirsir Thread Starter

    Mar 3, 2009
    Hi, i have this problem that i cannot solve. i know why it happened but i was kinda trying stuff without really knowing what i was doing, so now i turn to this forum cause i tried all i could think/find and i still cant solve my mistake.

    I had two HD,
    C: with XP pro sp3 and linux (dual boot)
    D: formated in ntfs with all extra data (songs, video, reports, receipt etc..)

    When i had these two working normally, i needed to restrict the access of the second HD (the D:) to only one computer on the network so i messed around with the permission. I ended up deleting the whole list;
    it was looking like this (under the security tab of the HD properties)
    "User" X\username"

    So i deleted these, it gave me problems , then i found how to re-take owner ship. but i only re-added

    "User" X\username

    i could then again access my files on the D: . but i still couldnt share my files as i wanted for some reason. so i decided to re-install windows...big mistake!!

    I formated the C:, re-installed windows on it, no problem with that. But now i see the second HD in windows explorer as RAW and access is denied. Meaning the HD is detected and listed there, but the used space and total space amount is not showing, if i click properties, instead of NTFS its says RAW. If i try to open it to explore the content, i get an access denied message.

    I tryied chkdsk it did some things (looked like it was changing stuff, but i cant see any differance, i still get the RAW and access denied thing. Then i tried Testdisk application. It can list my file's arborescence in a command prompt windows. (everything is there as it was before) but i still cant acces anything. windows still doesnt see it as ntfs but testdisk does...

    Is there a kind sould out there that would be able to suggest the solution for this problem ? so i could again access my files. I know i did a big mistake when messing around with the permissions ...argh.
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