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Win2K3 conflict with HDD

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by sawbg, May 27, 2010.

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  1. sawbg

    sawbg Thread Starter

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    I have a box I run Win2K3 SP2 on. The box has two HDD, one for the OS and one for storage. Today I decided to reload the OS and service pack. I backed up all my data and did it. Now the computer cannot read the storage drive. It has a drive letter, but when you try to open it, Windows says "Access is denied." However, I can access all my files on the HDD perfectly when I run a Linux Mint 8 live CD.

    Help, please? And yes, I am sure I reloaded the OS onto its respective drive.
     
  2. TheOutcaste

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    You have a new install, which has a different Security ID (SID) You have to take ownership of the files, as your current system doesn't have permission to use them, they come from a "different" system.
    How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
    Same procedure for Win2K3.
     
  3. sawbg

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    ok. i will. thanks so much for your help!
     
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