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DaveBurnett

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This is a really weird one.
OS is XP SP3 fully up to date.
Primary master 80Gb, 3 partitions - XP, Vista, Data.
Primary slave DVD
Secondary master - removable bay 40Gb 1 partition Fat32 Empty
Sata 1 80Gb 1 partition Fat32 Empty
Promise Ultra PCI Primary removable bay 40Gb NTFS XP from a Laptop

Shared a folder on the Data partition and can see the top level of it from this and other machines on the network, but won't expand.
Tried the whole drive with same result.

So, I tried sharing the Secondary master with the same result.

So I tried sharing the Promise attached one and it worked perfectly, as did the SATA drive.

So I swapped the secondary master and the Promise disks and tried again.

Still the 2ndMaster (was the one on the Promise) seen but will not expand and the Promise attached (was 2nd Master) worked - but obviously they are now different disk contents.

It looks as though the disks attached to the IDE controllers on the Motherboard are blocked in some way.

Removing Firewall and AV software makes no difference.

I'm puzzled.
 

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I've found out what is causing it, but it now confuses me even more.
I looked at the event log and found Event 2011 - IRPStackSize is too small.
Increasing it, even to the maximum makes no difference.
Purely by coincidence I noticed that I had System Restore turned on for ALL drives, so I turned it off - and now all the drives expand.
So I turned System restore back on for my C drive and the problem returns for all disks on the mobo IDE controllers only again.
It is now turned off.
What I don't understand is why it should affect all the disks on the Mobo IDE controllers when just one has it turned on and not the others, and indeed why it affects it at all.

I now have to try it on another machine and see if it has similar affects.
 

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Tried it on a couple of other machines and, apart from having to increase the IRPStackSize to get rid of the "You might not have permission to access.... " message, it works perfectly.

There must be something different about that one machine.
 

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Something is corrupted on that machine if system restore being enabled breaks it!
 

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I had rather gathered that , John. ;)
I'm going to rebuild it anyway with a different Motherboard I have handy and put Windows 7 on there with XP
 
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