MJ June 22, 2009 7:34 AM I have an old 40gb seagate hdd, whatever i do i cant format it: ive used xp installer to delete it,no avail;i used erd commander Installing hard disk into external hard disk bayInstalling drive into protective enclosureConnect USB and Power Cables The next step is to connect the drive to your computer. I know that I used this disk in the past in a RAID (both in different ones), but this is long time ago and the disks working in this setup since David Mohyla April 26, 2013 2:26 pm Reply # You may need to right click on the program icon and run them as an administrator. Source

I have very important files inside that i have to recover. I have tried assigning my cd drives different drive letters so the computer will pick up the 1st available, but no luck. That is not long enough to search a 1TB HDD, so it looks like the search function is only searching through the few dozen top-level files. I moved the drive to a Windows 7 machine and performed the operation.

You might also want to run SCANDISK C: /R from the console just to make sure the hard drive's ok. System Restore runs in the background as a service and continually monitors system-critical components for changes. I know this is a permissions problem, owing to the fact that BOTH externals are affected, so I'd really appreciate the help on how to gain full control of the drives ignore it :).

Double click on the ‘InstallTakeOwnership.reg’ file. September 8, 2007 Lance Thanks for the well-written tip! ‘Saved me a bunch of headaches recovering some old mp3s. When I look in disk management I can see the drive but it does not have a letter assigned to it: just the volume name appears and I cannot ‘change drive Microsoft support site did not have any relevant information.

This didn't work for me, but I found another possible solution. giancarlo June 23, 2006 10:59 PM i try to format my computer but it keeps tellin me that the volume is in use by another process... Thank you Mark February 5, 2005 6:03 PM i am attempting to format my hard drive in computer management and the command format is inactive when i hover over the c: https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/can-i-repair-the-os-hard-drive-from-another-computer-on-my-c-117341/ April 29, 2011 swapnil dabholkar Dear Friend, It really worked, but other than a,b,c,d drive it doesnot work on other drives please give the solution for this.

http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility Kevin Hi, I ran the Avast Uninstall utility as you suggested. iskandar January 20, 2007 9:24 AM but i do not have a floppy to format the drive???? jsut thought id share that with everyone. Three questions: 1.

It kinda amaze me that noone mention this technic before : ) Having your paging file on another drive is very rare. try here under 'change owner to:' select your username6. Doing that by open "hardware manager" under "Advance" tab, Performance, setting, Advance tab, then click "Change" Then has to restart. Bill Morris September 23, 2013 8:41 pm Reply # Your software "Recover It All" does the same thing.

I tried my Microsoft password and the password I'd set for the computer and also the pin that I'd set, none work. thegift73 Hi Christian, When accessing the external HDD via My Computer, right-clicking on it, select Properties>Security>Advanced (at the bottom) There is no Ownership tab showing? Once the drive is turned on, Windows will automatically detect the drive and install it. I have a samsung spinpoint hm121h1 sata hdd, and it placed in a enclosure.

Jacqui Best October 16, 2013 3:42 pm Reply # Bill Morris, Here is the deal network attached storage runs off its own hybrid OS (usually Linux) and each manufacturer has their Worked perfectly!! 3cnmOct 24, 2014, 10:30 PM Try sharing the drive in Win 8 to solve ownership issues. [Open File Explorer...Right-Click desired folder...Choose Properties...Choose Sharing Tab...click Share]I just ran into the Anyway, all I had to do was bring it online and now I have access all of a sudden! have a peek here thanks May 1, 2011 sandeep thanks for posting this.

I firstly copied my movies on to it soon after plugging into my laptop which uses windows 7. It recognized the original drive, but of course did not have all the setup for programs on it. Thanks.

I followed the instructions to a T.

Vivek David Mohyla February 7, 2013 3:06 pm Reply # Hi, Well your drive should appear in Disk Management much sooner then 30 minutes. I was going to format and re-install e/thing from the scratch. Well f8 gives me options to start in safe mode etc but no BIOS.I'm sure I'm using the wrong key, does anyone know what key I should be using please ? It will then begin performing the in-place upgrade.

or a website that will help. Drives "G" and "F" are for media storage. When XP is installed with one hard drive, apparently the default is to not expect a second drive to be added! February 14, 2008 Dave Evans m- There are a hundred answers to your question… ;-)) My favorite is this one: Corporations that *require* users to use multiple USB drives can elect

Helpful +2 Report Sabrina Sep 27, 2008 at 07:24 PM Okay then what do I do with the CD Rom??? This meant that anything placed onto the external HDD would be protected by that program. Joe Reply James September 11, 2015 at 6:14 am # Hoping for a more informative and instructive response from the groovypost people, BUT it seems - first guess - as if If so, and the prior format was a FAT version, then it may be possible to use a DATA RECOVERY program/App to read through the blocks on the drive, and recover

Now if the drive is not showing up in the disk manager, then at this point if the drive is in an enclosure you should try to remove it from the The article mentions rebooting from a floppy. Or were you using a different file management system? Try downloading the reg file below.

recently i tried connecting my drive again so that time, i dont know how, it let me access system reserved partition on my drive and all other partitions we showing "fatal What would be the issue? I desperately need help. As explained in the article, the drive letter is NOT missing; it's just assigned another drive and IS visible.