October 15, 2009 at 12:27 am #28822
A couple days ago I received a re-furbed Gateway DX4200 tower.October 15, 2009 at 1:30 am #32494
Hit there…Welcome…When you say the hard drive is locked...can you see it in my computer (or computer for vista)? When you go to access it what is the error message? Is it asking for a password? Is this Compaq hardOctober 15, 2009 at 3:02 am #32495
Yes, it comes up in explorer as the I drive.October 15, 2009 at 3:31 am #32496
ok Are you logged in as admin? Or are you just a normal user. If you are not sure you can go to user accounts by clicking on the picture in the top right corner of the start menu....Another thing you can check is if you are logged in as admin then does admin have all the permissions set right for this newly installed drive? See the screenshot below...I have admin and it can do anthing on this drive...This is the properties of the entire drive, not the individual files or folders. Can you check all these things out for me and then get back to me...There is obviously no problem with the way you have installed the hard drive as it seems all good, but vista has major permission issues.October 15, 2009 at 3:49 am #32497
Sorry to but in between your reply but I will add another note now because you can probably check this setting also. You might have to take ownership before you change permissions.... I am not sure as I haven't come across this problem yet. Right click on the folder you want to open like my pictures, then click properties, press the advanced button, go to the owner tab, click the edit button. Make sure the you tick the box that says "replace ownership on subfolders" , then select your account from the list above and click apply and ok.October 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm #32498
Thanks for the tips.October 15, 2009 at 9:50 pm #32499
So you have definitely checked the box to own all subfolders etc in the drive..If you took a jumber out of the back of the drive it should make it cable select but you have no other hard drive on the same cable....But you have accessed the drive. It should be fine..Give it a try though...because you just never know...I still think its the permissions. All you have to do is miss one little thing. Maybe its got something to do with the files being created under Windows XP. Let me tell you now, if you were connecting this hard drive to a Windows Seven computer there wouldn't be a problem. Vista is a big problem...I have looked around the internet and this problem has not been solved out there...Would you like to try a few more things before you resort to putting it back into the old computer.October 16, 2009 at 12:15 am #32500
BINGO!!October 16, 2009 at 1:11 pm #32501
That's great!!!October 19, 2012 at 1:43 am #32502Nyle RemeParticipant
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