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Drive is not accessible - "incorrect function"

Question: Drive is not accessible - "incorrect function"

Hey there all.

This problem just happened recently. Every time I put a blank CD in my CD drive, a message appears saying "E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect Function. I can watch DVDs but it won't recognize any blank CDs I put.

Any ideas?

Thanks in Advance.

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Answer: Drive is not accessible - "incorrect function"

First try this from the Windows Explorer after you have inserted a disc.

Right-Click on E: drive

Select Properties from the pop up menu

Select the Recording Tab

then check the "Enable CD Recording On This Drive" box.
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I found this searching the threads for a similer problem

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?p=677983#post677983

I cannot burn, nor read a blank disk
same invalid error

Drivers are:
cdrom.sys
GEARAspiWDM.sys
imapi.sys
PxHelp20.sys
redbook.sys
storprop.dll




now. .my question is

am I supposed to have 30 of these:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

totally identical. .in every way?

well. .almost 30. .26
 

Answer:(drive) is not accessible - "Incorrect function" CDRW,CDR ,DVD,winxpsp2

jarcher said:



I found this searching the threads for a similer problem

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?p=677983#post677983

I cannot burn, nor read a blank disk
same invalid error

Drivers are:
cdrom.sys
GEARAspiWDM.sys
imapi.sys
PxHelp20.sys
redbook.sys
storprop.dll




now. .my question is

am I supposed to have 30 of these:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

totally identical. .in every way?

well. .almost 30. .26Click to expand...

Did You try system restore?
 

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I have a Dell Vostro 1520 laptop with Windows XP (last 3 years). It has now stopped recognising any blank cd or dvd and gives the error message "D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function". It can however read/play cd's or dvd's that have data/music/movies on them.

I have gone to Dell's support site and applied firmware updates for CD/DVD drive. I have also previously changed D drive setting to "enable burning of CD's".

The D: drive shows up in Windows Explorer but I cannot even select to. I click on D drive and cursor jumps back to C:, so I cant even get to it.

What else can i do?

Thanx
 

Answer:Laptop D: drive gives "D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function"

Have the CD/DVD drive replaced...
 

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When trying to copy files to a CD to take a local drugstore for printing I was unable to access the D drive. We kept getting a message:"D:\ is not accessible - incorrect function". Eventually we moved the files to a shared folder and I accessed them from our other computer and did the copying on that computer's drive. The drive on the original computer does work - I put in two different cds - one an audio CD and the other witha Flash presentation on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The computer in Question is a Dell desktop. The computer also has Roxio CD creator on there - that wouldn't even let me copy pictures with the version that we have.

Thanks
 

Answer:CD-RW drive is "not accessible" - incorrect function

Go into Device Manager and open up the DVD/CDROM heading. What does it say about your drive?
 

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I have CD/RW and DVD/RW drives. When I try to copy files or images from my hard drive to one of these I get the message "D:\is not accessible Incorrect Function." OS is XP
I can play DVD and CDs that I have recorded previouly but am unable to write to or access these drives any longer. Any ideas appreciated.
 

Answer:CD/DVD "drive not accessible/Incorrect function"???

Bump ?
 

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Howdy,

I have a CDRW that was giving me the "d:\is not accessible" error, so I replaced it with a DVD burner, and got the same message. I have a CD drive, no R/W, and it works fine. I have tried the writers on both ends of the IDE cables, jumper set to master, slave, cable select. One drive and two drives at a time. I have monkeyed with the BiOS some, to no effect.

Perhaps both drives are bad, even the brand new one. Could it be a bad mobo? Could it be a bad setting in the BIOS. Is there some setting in the windows or bios that would refect a writer?

Stumped...............................................................again.
 

Answer:"d:\ is not accessible - Incorrect function" CDRW and DVD RW wont work

Incorrect function is usually a driver error.

Go to Device Manager, and properties of the burner. Go to drivers tab, and choose driver details.

Give the names of ALL the drivers listed.
 

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I want to copy photos from my computer to a CD (in my E drive). My first problem was that the E drive did not show up as one of my options when I went to "Send" the files. I went to "My Computer" and double clicked the E drive and that's when I got the above remark (see title of this thread). I tried right clicking on the E drive and checked "properties" and found that the pie for the E drive is completely blue, which supposedly means full? I am using a brand new CD and I tried several other blanks just to be sure. I don't know what to do next.

I am not very knowledgeable about computers, so if anyone can help me--I would really appreciate it. But--please lead me step by step--I know just enough to get around. To most of you, I am probably the age of your grandmother--so be kind.
 

Answer:"E:\ is not Accessible. Incorrect Function"

Do you have any CD/DVD burning software?
It usually ships with a new system...
 

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If I drag and drop files to the CD/DVD burner I get the message ~ "G:\is not accessible - incorrect function" and occasionally it asks me to insert a new disc when there is one in there. It has no problem playing pre-burned or commercial CD/DVD's. I can burn using other software such as Veritas. I checked in Device Manager and there seem to be no problems. I've read a similar post which advises looking into the device properties and ensuring that 'recording' is enabled but I don't have a 'recording' tab in the drive properties. Any clues where the problem may be?
 

Answer:CD/DVD not accessible-incorrect function."

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Hi All,
My first post!
A couple of weeks ago when I turned my PC on and clicked one of drives I received a message that "This Folder Is Empty". I found this solution after a google search:
1.diskpart 2. list disk 3. select disk {number} 4. attributes disk clear readonly 5. Disk attributes cleared successfully

I would then shutdown; pull all USB cables; turn on PC and re-inserted all USB cables. (This would only temporarily fix the problem.)

For whatever reason the problem came back. I did the originally solution again.

During this last time all partitions came back as normal, except for one:
DISKPART> select disk 1 Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly DiskPart failed to clear disk attributes.
that one gave me "N Drive Is Not Accessible - The Parameter Is Incorrect" Please check the following images.
Attachment 111320 Attachment 111321
Needing a break I went out and ate Thanksgiving dinner with wife and family. Came back in to do some work and all the partitions were "empty" again.
What would cause this problem after re-booting: "3rd Master Hard Disk Error - Press F1 to continue". I had to "Press F1" before booting into Windows. Tried Google, but no luck. Nothing that made sense. Any ideas?
I following image is another issue. I lost a partition and after using EaseUS Data Recovery: All I know is I had a 2 tb external and the next thing I remember I now had a 128 Gb partition; a... Read more

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Hi All,
My first post!
A couple of weeks ago when I turned my PC on and clicked one of drives I received a message that "This Folder Is Empty". I found this solution after a google search:
1.diskpart 2. list disk 3. select disk {number} 4. attributes disk clear readonly 5. Disk attributes cleared successfully

I would then shutdown; pull all USB cables; turn on PC and re-inserted all USB cables. (This would only temporarily fix the problem.)

For whatever reason the problem came back. I did the originally solution again.

During this last time all partitions came back as normal, except for one:
DISKPART> select disk 1 Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly DiskPart failed to clear disk attributes.
that one gave me "N Drive Is Not Accessible - The Parameter Is Incorrect" Please check the following images.
Attachment 111320 Attachment 111321
Needing a break I went out and ate Thanksgiving dinner with wife and family. Came back in to do some work and all the partitions were "empty" again.
What would cause this problem after re-booting: "3rd Master Hard Disk Error - Press F1 to continue". I had to "Press F1" before booting into Windows. Tried Google, but no luck. Nothing that made sense. Any ideas?
I following image is another issue. I lost a partition and after using EaseUS Data Recovery: All I know is I had a 2 tb external and the next thing I remember I now had a 128 Gb partition; a... Read more

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Hi, all. I just got a brand new shiny Samsung NC-10 netbook (XP Home, x86 edition), which doesn't have a CD drive on it, so I was hoping to just share my desktop's (XP Pro, x64 edition) DVD burner and use that. I'm running into an issue, though.

I've shared the drive, I can access all of the other shared folders on my desktop, but when I go to access the optical drive, it gives (if there's media in it) an "Incorrect Function" error, or, (if there's no media in it) a "device is not ready" error.

I don't think it's a permissions thing, since I can access every other shared folder, and I don't think it's a hardware thing either, since I can read and burn CDs and DVDs from the desktop itself. The issue only comes up when I try to access it over the shared drive.

Any help would be great! Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Optical Drive Sharing "Incorrect Function" Error

http://www.netbook.cs.purdue.edu/othrpags/page03e.htm hope this helps. Jazz
 

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So I have a Windows 7 64bit desktop with 2 external hard drives that have shared over my network so I can view the files on my laptop(win 7 64bit) and watch movies and such on my xbox via windows media center.

I recently purchased a WD Elements 2TB external Hard Drive.
I connect the new drive to my desktop along with the other 2 external hard drives and functions with no problems until I try to share it on my network.

My procedure for sharing was opening my computer, right clicking on the hard drive, clicking share with.., advanced sharing, (in the sharing tab) advanced sharing again, click the share this folder box and hitting apply. And I get this error, "An error occurred while trying to share G. Incorrect function. The shared resource was not created at this time."

I was however able to add the new external hard drive to my media library in windows media center so my xbox can see the new hard drive no problem.
So now I need to get the drive on the network so I can see it on my laptop.

Whats more, If I disconnect the hard drive from my desktop, and connect it to my laptop, it will let me share it and I can see it from my desktop. (Baffles me...)

Any help or ideas on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

Answer:Cant share external Hard drive "Incorrect Function"

I see you have the same issue as I do and are getting about the same help I have been getting, NONE
We will probably find out "Microsoft" will want to charge us extra if we want to share more than one way, they give us ONE free sharing but not 2 without more money.

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As the title states, my comp. is having a hard time loading up blank CD's. I run Windows XP sp1. Please help me!!
 

Answer:CD-RW drive (E Drive) refuses to load blank CDs because of "incorrect function"

Have a read at this it will hopefully explain things http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=52565
 

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I have just fitted a new DVD RW drive and it is working fine with DVD's and Cd's RW but when I put a CDR in it gives the above message. Any ideas.

Answer:E Drive is not accessible, incorrect function

Incorrect / unrecognisable media. It doesn't like that particular brand of CDR. Try anither brand.

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I have a PacificDigital external dvd burner usb 2.0. I am able to burn dvd's that will play on any of my dvd players but will not play on the burner unit. It plays standard movie dvd's without any problem. PacificDigital has since gone out of business and their products are without any support. I am runnung Microsoft XP Home Edition. Your thoughts please
 

Answer:Get msg. drive e: not accessible incorrect function

Burner is dead. Buy another. LG or Liteon are inexpensive and fairly good. Avoid Sony, HP, and LaCie
 

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The 500 Gb external HD has ceased to respond, and seizes everything.
The fault is just the same with any HD case The fault is in the HD not the case
Message is.
F:\ is not accessible
The parameter is incorrect.
Possibly a loose connector with a wobbly connection. What can I do to correct the parameter

Answer:F: is not accessible "The parameter is incorrect"

As you have tried it in another case probably not a lot else you can do.
Have you try connecting direct to a SATA port on your motherboard. if it causes the PC not to boot then the bin is the only place for it.

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So, in Outlook, my primary PST file outlook.pst is apparently read-only. I cannot change the calendar, cancel appointments, or sent new mail from any account. I can not receive POP3 mail from Gmail or Roadrunner to the Personal Folder's Inbox. It always says "outlook.pst is not accessible." I can, however, view mail and receive new mail to an IMAP account that is separate from the rest of the Personal Folders and therefore, I think, has a separate PST file. I can also export my personal folders.

I searched for scanpst.exe but it is not on my HD, and after downloading and running a copy it could not find a DLL. Before trying to fix the file with the program copy, I tried to copy and paste a backup of the PST file. It says "Cannot copy Outlook: Invalid MS-DOS function." Wtf? I can change the filename however, so the file is not completely locked.

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I can not access DVD media (read or write). I have:
1) Uninstalled all 3rd party burning software.
2) Deleted the upper and lower filters.
3) Went into the properties of each drive and enabled recording.
4) Edited the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CD Burning\Drives\ and changed the Drive Type so that one drive is a 2 and the other is a 3.

Win XP Home was clean installed in July '08. All updates are current. Currently running SP3. Using Kaspersky Anti-Virus and no viruses have been found.

Anybody have any ideas?

irwindesign
 

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I am having a problem accessing my CD drive and my Floppy drive. Using XP Home on an HP laptop. When I click on My Computer and click on either floppy or Cd drive I get a little box that says "F is not accessible Incorrect function" It gives this message on both Floppy and CD drives. The Cd drive is either DVD or CD and it will play a DVD. But not a CD. When I go to Properties it shows that nothing is in the drive. It will recognize a CD if I reboot since I put in my XP disk and rebooted and did a repair on the ops system, so the bios sees the drive. The repair did not take care of the problem. If I go to Control Panel and Admin Tools and then Disk management, it shows the CD drive and if I put a CD in it, it sees the CD and shows the megabit size but if I right click and say open, I get the same incorrect function message. Any suggestions??????
 

Answer:Getting Drive not accessible incorrect function messgae

See if this may pertain to you......

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;315350
Debe
 

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When i double click on the CD drive in My Computer it says D:/ not accessable inncorrect function. Please Help i can only burn media like pics, video, and music but not files.

Answer:Error drive not accessible incorrect function

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul..."Incorrect Function" Error Message When You Access the CD-ROM Drive, DVD-ROM Drive, or CD-RW Drive

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So after my Period 4 class ended, I headed off to my spare class to work on some assignments on the Mac. My Flash Drive worked perfectly fine in, and before Period 4, then in Period 5 it wasn't working. On the Mac, during my Period 5, it said "Disk not accessible" with three options. I then tried four other computers using Windows 7 and it shown "G is not accessible - The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted."
At home I plugged in the Flash Drive (using Windows 7 HP 64bit) and the same error occurred.
So I tried the following things:
Downloading over (literally) eight useless programs that searched in the Flash Drive, and then asked for money; didn't find any files at all, or said "Disk is not Valid".
Went into cmd and typed chkdsk d: r/.
Renamed the portion letter.
Deleting, then installing the drivers (unplugging then plugging the Flash Drive in).
It seems the drive is corrupt, and I am not sure if it can be fixed at all, even by the world's professionals. Not too sure, but I am hoping this can be fixed, even if I have to send it to a store to use their software to recover my files and get the off that drive asap. I have all important graphic, and science work on there. I have work that needs to be handed in around one week from today.
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Answer:Flash Drive USB error "Not Accessible" and "Needs to be Formatted"

Hi MattJoey,

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Hi,

One computer on my network is unable to access any shared folders on any computer on the network. When i access any computer from Run cmd(\\PC) a blank explorer window opens and when i enter a shared folder name(\\PC\share), it gives "Incorrect function" error.

When i click on the computer name in the Entire Network list it gives an error saying "The Server service is not started". I checked Server service which is running, i can ping any computer by IP/Name. This computer can be accessed from other computers.(currently using AVG), OS:WinXP

Things that i have done:
1. Tried winsock reset, IP Reset commands

2. Uninstalled/reinstalled NIC

3. Also Ran a Winsock/Tcp repair utility
4. disabled windows firewall

Things that i havn't tried:
1. Formatting

Is there any expert who can help me?? cause i know this is not a common problem.

Please help!!!
 

Answer:unable to access shared folders on the network-"Incorrect Function"

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This is a new one..
Problem Description: "Incorrect Function" error occurs everytime I try to access a CD drive or a floppy drive.

My computer does not read any CD drives or the floppy drive. The BIOS recognizes everything perfectly. Even in Windows (device manager) everything is installed correctly, however, whenever I click on the CD drives (regular CD & CDRW), or the floppy drive icon, it gives me an "incorrect function" error.

Funny thing is that my CD-Writer program recognizes both cd drives perfectly, infact, I used my cd burner to make a copy of a music and a data cd with no problems. I can even browse the cds from within the cd-burner program, but I simply am not able to browse it through win explorer.

When I initially installed win2000, it worked ok, so I messed up somewhere.

I am running a P4 on a an ASUS P4B266 motherboard with plenty of HD and 1 GIg RAM

Frequency of problem: Always Happens
Operating system / version: Windows 2000
 

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Hi,

We have 1 machine that is showing the above error and strangely, it is only showing this error when trying to read DVD's. CD's are reading and burning fine. The H/W is a Mat****a DVD-RAM UJ-8425. The drive is correctly enabled and we have approximately 100 other machines with exactly the same formatting and set up using XP that are not showing this error. I have changed the H/W and uninstalled and reinstalled the device drivers but to no effect.

Has anybody got any ideas that may help?

Cheers

Steve

Answer:Portege M400 - CD/DVD drive not accessible, Incorrect function.

When do you get this error message exactly? Do you get this error message if you browse a DVD or watch a DVD film?

In your case I would try to remove the upper and lower filters. So follow this workaround:

1) Run Regedit (Start > Run > Regedit)
2) Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
3) In the right pane, delete the "UpperFilters" key, and delete the "LowerFilters" key.
4) Reboot.

Good luck!

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Hi,

I need help on an external hard drive problem I'm having now. I have a Western Digital 160gb IDE hard drive in an external USB enclosure. I set it to CS on the jumpers, and it detected the drive, and I was able to access all files with some permission issues. Then a power outage occurred and when I connect to the drive, it runs but I can only access certain files and folders. Other folders take along while to access then I get this message: folder not accessible: Incorrect Function (see image attached).

I've tried connecting the drive to another computer and it opens the folder but it's blank?! The drive itself indicates that there's about 127gb stored. The folder i'm trying to access has about 117gb of data. Also when I try to safely remove hardware for this drive, it stalls for a long time.

I've also tried another smaller 60gb WD hard drive and it works fine when I connect to the enclosure although it's a blank drive with no data. When trying to safely remove, it works fine.

It's strange that the drive was able to be accessed prior to the power outage and now it's not and seems really slow.

I'm running Vista Home.
Please help.

Siedog
 

Answer:Hard Drive folder not accessible: Incorrect Function

You may need to Take Ownership of your folder and grant yourself Full Control privileges

See these two links:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/101393-repair-vista-options-preferred-sequence.html


Some more excellent help here:

File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista

Five Windows Vista Tips for Networking and File Sharing
 

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Ok, I read through many other threads and googled for help without results. Everyone seems to fix their problem by deleting some registry keys, etc.However, I had recently made a clean install from Vista to XP. Before I formatted, I could drag and drop to blank CDs and DVDs, however, now, Whenever I do that, it'd say (I is not accessible. Incorrect function.
When I look in device manager, there are no yellow exclamation marks around any of my hardware. The only burning software I have on my computer are DVDFab and ConvertXtoDvd though, if that's the case. Can anyone please help me make my drive usable again, thank you!
Note: It can read data CDs and game CDs.

Also, I have 1 DVD drive. However, when I click "MY Computer", there is DVD Drive (D and DVD-RAM (I. When I insert a disc in, it'll appear in DVD-RAM (I, but when I uninstall the driver for DVD-RAM (I, it'll appear on DVD Drive (D. However, when I reboot windows, the driver will reinstall itself.
 

Answer:DVD Burner Problem - (Drive is not accessible, Incorrect function)

Replace the burner. They are no longer that expensive
 

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Hi Guys,
I have a weird problem, when I try to login on Vista Home Premium 32, I enter the password and all I get is "X" on a red background and "Incorrect function".
I had previously installed XP and 7 on another drive, a Seagate 500GB Momentous XT hybrid drive and after a few problems finding drivers for XP and 7 got both working well and aligned the drive so that it works well with SSD part of the drive.
Used Easy BCD to create a dual boot and all was well.
Then I installed the older drive in the spare drive bay, yes 2 drive bays on this 17" laptop, tried to create a triple boot with Easy BCD which created it but it did not work. I got an error message "could not find the hardware specified". This was probably due to the fact that the drive I had already got Vista on was dual booted with another drive that I had XP on and was not installed in the laptop any more.
After this I removed the XT Hybrid drive and put the old drive back in the first bay, but it would not boot.
Used the Vista install CD and was able to repair the start up. The laptop will start to the Login Screen but I am unable to login.
I was able to start in Safe Mode and login, no problems, created a password reset disc/USB stick. Able to reset password but still no luck, "Incorrect function" on login.
Tried creating a new administrator, able to do so in "Safe mode" still the same problem on login.

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Answer:Login "Incorrect Function" error message

Hello, try to save the stuff with this method : Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

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Hi to all,

Could someone please explain the following to me, and how I can remove the error window:

USER ENVIRONMENT
Windows cannot load the users profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.

DETAILS: Incorrect Function.

I receive this everytime I log in as Administrator during Safe Mode.

Thanks in advance to all.
 

Answer:"Incorrect Function???"

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When I try to "View workgroup computers" I get"workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use ........"
I can ping the PC I am sitting on and the laptop on the network ok.
I can \\angelika-LT ok
I can \\192.168.0.20 ok

My PC is the administrator. Why can't I even not see the PC I am sitting on in.
No firewall is set.

Thank you for any ideas
 

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Evening,
Moving the cdrom/cd-rw/3.5 drive around. Some how the "A" drive is running constantly, and the error message reads:

"Incorrect Drive "A" type, select F1 to see error messages.

Going into the BIOS I see nothing to indicate my problem.

The only think I can think is that I've twisted the IDE cable, but the nr. 1 pin is closest to the power plug. on the floppy drive.

This is a Gateway 500 PIII, Win98SE, can some one help. TIA

Bob
 

Answer:"Incorrect Drive "A" type

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Win 7
Toshiba Qosmio x500
When i plug in an external pen drive or hdd to any of the USB Ports. a box opens & says 
" Location is not Available, F:/ is Not Accessible, Access is Denied"
I can view its icon in My Comp. but when i double click, error occurs.
This started happening all of a sudden. It was working fine until yesterday.
Plz help.  :'( 
Bobbina....

Answer:Any External Hard drive shows " Location is not Available, F:/ is Not Accessible, Access is Denied", this Error is shown all USB ports.

Hi Vincent,
Thanks for your input.
My problem has been solved.
1 chap from another forum suggested it may have been a fault with my AntiVirus.
He made me check the client policy for USB Auto On/Off for external drive scanning.
he suggested me some changes, & now all my usb external drives work... :)
Yayyy..!!!
Thanks all of you.
Regards.
Bobbina..x
(P.s.: hope the problem does not pop-up again...)

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Hello and help needed.... :-?PC was not purchased whole, bought in parts and built. Works excellent.HDs are all Maxtor.  Maxtor HD with problem is 6Y120L0131001  LBA: 240121728  SN: Y3JZARPE Capacity: 120GF drive: OS win xp sp2 (dont ask it was set up that way)C drive with problem: was old OS (win xp sp2) and files, now just using to move files to keep then wipe out. (OS stopped working and did not have OS CD to fix system errors, so got new HD, new OS and now just moving files)it has been working and accessible for over a month, but i have been selecting and moving files as needed. (had no idea this would happen) then today I was moving files from C to F and the PC locked up and i had to hard boot. (Ctrl Alt Delete did not work)when back up the C drive is present, shows type as local disk like the F drive, but no size, free space, etc (F drive does show this info)when i click on the C drive icon to open (also tried right click to open and explore), i get an error saying;C:\ is not accessibleIncorrect functionOver the past 10 hours I have rebooted, restarted, complete shut down, let it cool down and turned back on, disconnected the drive and reconnected, the HD shows in the checking IDE drives, or whatever it says on start up, primary and slave drives both show, so it is recognized but not accessible)I know there is 120G capacity and about 100G of data on it, most of which i need to save on my F drive.but in the C drive properties it shows no capacity, free spa... Read more

Answer:Hard drive worked...now "is not accessible"

RAW is a very ominous sign. Were these drives formatted NTFS? I'll bet they were.This whole installation is obviously FUBAR'ed, and Windows should be on the C drive. I'll bet you have learned the importance of backing up.Have a read here:http://www.computerhope.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1152393515

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I mapped a few network drives to different shared folders on my EX485 with the inital 750GB drive installed. Since then, I have installed an additional 2x1TB. However, in Windows 7 it is showing 1.18TB free of 678GB, so it recognizes the correct free space, but is still showing the old HDD total. I've removed the mappings and readded and rebooted both my PC and WHS with no luck. Any suggestions? Thank You!

Answer:Incorrect "free of" Hard Drive Total Space

My network drive mappings never show the correct free space either. I just ignore it.

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My CD-RW was working fine until it just suddenly stopped working properly. When I insert a blank CD-R into the drive i cannot open the drive and instead I get a message "D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect Function." Any disc with files on it work properly but not blank ones. I really need to burn something so any help will be appreciated.

P.S: I do not own Roxio Easy Cd-Burner I think.
 

Answer:D:\ is not accessible Incorrect Function.

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Hi has anyone out of curiosity put there ps2 dvd disks into your pc drive just to see whats on there. I have and i couldnt access it and the above message appeared after a long time of reading. I am using widows xp pro, it has happened to some other disks of mine too, i.e. not just ps2 but then i have to restart the pc for it to work again.

Answer:D:\ is not Accessible Incorrect Function

I don't think you can read PS2 disk like that on a DVD drive. The disks are probably encoded.

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Hello everybody! I have that message showing, and I don't know how to fix it. The cause is undoubtedly my installing and removing multiple writing/burning programs. The attempts at fixing have been: Uninstall and reinstall, update and rollback driver/updated from manufacturer site as well, system restore, multiple bug scans, driver updates for Nero, remove upper & lower filters from registry, a couple of things with goat's blood and candles...you get the picture. It all started when I couldn't get my standalone DVD player to recognize the disc I burned with Nero, then I tried using other programs. I think I need newer media and newer dvd players. I can burn discs but it bothers me that I get this message and the recording tab is missing from properties-oh yeah, services > IMAPI > start. Well, I can still burn & stuff so I'm not upset just curious as to the etiology of this & solution. Thanks all & hope you all have more willpower to get away from this thing more often than I. :grinthumb
 

Answer:D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function.

Hi Tony777 and welcome to the TS Forum :wave:

Have you ever considered that the drive may be faulty. ??

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For years I have been able to burn CDs on my Lite on SOHR 5239S CD-RW. Suddenly, the drive will not open. When an audio CD is inserted, it picks up the music. When a blank CD-R is inserted, iTunes will recognize it. However, opening the CD-RW drive with a blank CD-R prompts the message:

D:\ is not accessible.
Incorrect function.
Click to expand...

I have tried changing the registry values per Microsoft's instructions to no avail. I am running XP SP3 and also have a DVD drive installed. What else do you need to know?
Thanks.
 

Answer:CD-RW not accessible. Incorrect function.

try to add the following registry entry

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/cdburnallow.reg
 

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I am trying to copy files/folders to a disc, but each time I do so I get the error message "D:not acessible, incorrect function. Using Windows XP.Went via device manager and all is working properly. can anyone help?
 

Answer:D:Not accessible incorrect function

You cannot copy data to a CD-R or DVD-R disc like you can with a USB thumb drive or a floppy disk.

You need to use a disc burning program to burn the data to the disc.

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 6.83.4312 is a free and very user-friendly one that I personally use.

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Is the D: drive in your computer capable of burning discs?

Is it a standard CDROM or DVDROM drive or is it a CDRW or DVDRW drive?

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I use Windows Explorer(Using Windows XP) to save files to a cd-r. When I want to save files to a cd-r, all I do is insert the cd-r, copy the files to D drive, and click on "Write these files to the cd", then I'm allowed to add more files or use the files on the cd. Now when I insert a cd-r in and go to my D drive it says "D:\ is not accessible incorrect function", well for a blank cd it says that. With a cd-r with files already on it, I cannot add files to the cd because it says the cd is read only even though it's not. Before this happened I used Roxio for the first time to see how it burned files to a cd. But the program doesn't seem to let cds be readable to other computers that don't use Roxio. I just want to use Windows Explorer again and get rid of that error message. Maybe Roxio is causing this problem...I'm not sure.
 

Answer:D:\ is not accessible incorrect function

Roxio can be the problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;315350
 

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I have seen similar threads, but my OS is Windows 2000. I did highlight the D drive, right click, click on Properties, clicked on the Hardware tab, highilghted the manufacturer, clicked properties, clicked properties again and then checked the box for Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device.

When I went back to Windows Explorer and clicked on the D-drive, I got the same error.

Suggestions?
 

Answer:D:\ is not accessible Incorrect function

Try disabling DMA (Direct memory access) for the drive.

I had the 'Incorrect function' problem with a new DVD burner when trying to access burned dvds. I'm using windows 2000 and I tried ejecting and reloading the disc and it didn't work. At one point it was able to show me a directory on the dvd+r disc but then when i tried to open it it said something like 'the folder is missing or has been moved'. Then I remembered i had enabled DMA (Direct memory access) because the dvd burning app (Nero 7) suggested it. So I ran the 'Nero DMA Manager' and disabled DMA for both of my cd/dvd drives (one cd burner and one dvd/cd burner). This fixed the problem completely. But I might try enabling it just for the dvd burner on a hunch that that might work too.

Hope this helps someone...

Bill
 

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My PC's removable drives are not working properly
The floppy drive, cd rom drive and even the USB flash drive are having problems reading any media.
When media is inserted into either of the drives a pop up error message says
a: inaccessible, incorrect function
the disks work fine on different pc's
any ideas?

Answer:X: in accessible , incorrect function

Have you checked in the device manager for problems with the devices? Any recent hardware/software changes?

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my laptop(win xp service pack 2002) is not reading anymore cd and dvd's.when i insert a cd or dvd in to the cd/dvd-ram my laptop is making the sound like it's reading the cd.... but at the end it doesn't.and when i'm looking in my computer...it's writing on cd/dvd-ram icon CD DRIVE(E) but when i try to acces the cd/dvd-ram i get the message E:\ is not accessible incorrect function .i.ve tried to reistall the windows xp..
but i'm having the same problem.please give me a solution.thank's any way!
 

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Today iTunes was refusing to burn my playlists and gave me the error message:
"Disk burner or software not found..."
I "repaired" the iTunesi nstallation using add/remove programs.
-Didn't resolve the problem.
I went on to iTunes preferences - burning tab and all settings were normal. My drive was specified, burn speed etc.
-I went to Device Manager and uninstalled the drive, and then use add/new hardware to install it again.
-Restarted the PC
-Not only has this not fixed the iTunes problem, when I put a blank disk into the drive and open it from My Computer: I get the following error message
"E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function"
When I right-click and select properties there is no recording tab - when you click the hardware tab it disappears.
When a blank disk is inserted the drive is labelled CD Drive, when I take it out it is labelled CD-RW drive.
Still plays audio and data CD's perfectly.
I found this article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;315350 but this doesn't really apply to me as I don't use Roxio Easy CD Creator.

It was working perfectly yesterday - any advice?
 

Answer:E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect Function

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When I try to copy files to disk, i get the following error message-
E is not accessible. Incorrect function.
Not sure if I have registry problems?? I have downloaded and used 2 of 3 listed on majorgeeks to clean the registry but the problem remains. One article I found suggested that "the drive is not identified as a recordable device". But, when I right click on E and go to properties, there is no tab available to affect whether or not to enable recording,,,or something.
 

Answer:E is not accessible. Incorrect function.

What is ''E'' ??? a hard drive or are you trying to burn using 'E' as reference to ROM ?? and can you give us a fefw details of whayt your computer consists of Hardware/Operating system.
 

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Can anyone help me? I am unable to write files to my DVD/CD writeable internal disc. I have enable the device but I still receive the same message. Does my Slysoft/Any DVD software cause the problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
tdennis
 

Answer:E:/ is not accessible incorrect function

Hello, tdennis, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

Please take a look at the following threads to make your experience here as enjoyable as possible

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Also remember to post any problems or questions that you have in the appropriate forums

With regards to your problem, what program are you using to write the files?
 

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Hi all, :wave:

My findings:

1. I received a cd from a friend with pictures on it. If I insert the CD into my labtop and go to Control Panel > D-drive (DVD-Ram reader) I get an error: DLA cann't use this disk since it's not formatted and in after another try: D:/ not accessible - Incorrect Function and that's the error I keep getting.

2. When I tried to set up a virtul computer with VMWare a few months ago a CD with XP on it was not accepted!!

3. No problems putting in a music cd in or a dvd; system works fine!

4. Cannot read burned CD's: music or whatever!

Tried the following:

1. went into device manager,right clicked on the CD/DVD drive and clicked uninstall. Restarted the computer, then windows should say "new hardware found" and let Windows install the CD/DVD drive automatically.
Didn't work out the way I wanted: same error.

2.My Computer, right clicking on the drive and selecting "Properties", then click on the Record/Recording tab. There should be a check mark there about CD recording - remove it and click OK, then test to see if it works.
Still the same error.

3. With the help of the Eventviewer I checked ATAPI-errors: there were none.

4. Checked if the recording tab of the CD/DVD drive was activated: it was.

5. Deleted Upper and Lower filters in the registry.

6. Removed all trace sfrom Nero.

Would appreciate any advice/help.

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Answer:D:/ not accessible - Incorrect Function

How old is your computer?
I had a problem a while back, about 3 weeks after getting a new computer, my DVDRW drive refused to read dvds but would read CDs, which really took the biscuit, so I phoned computer company and they said that it was a dodgy one and sent me a new one, and it worked fine. Do you have any other issues with the drive? maybe you need a new one? have you uninstalled/reinstalled any appropriate drivers?
 

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My trusty Dell is at it again...

My Cd-r, rw, DVD+r, etc. drive refuses to read ANYTHING. blank cd's, blank dvd's, music cd's, movies, you name it.

I'm running XP pro, and tried the handy-dandy windows trouble-shooter thing, which eventually left me with the comforting message, "windows is unable to solve your problem." So now I am here.

I don't think I have an SCSI devices (I think that's what they're called); or if I do, I don't know how to find them. Also, I already uninstalled and reinstalled the CD-DVD-read/write drive itself.

other webpages I went to said something about this possibly being caused by roxio ez cd creator, or some such nonsense--I do not have this program, thus I am not helped.

Any info you guys can give me will be greatly appreciated. While waiting on responses, I will faithfully continue my attempt at fixing the problem myself.

Again, ANY help will be greatly appreciated. I am a college, and thus, right now is not the best time to be having computer problems.

Thanks,
Cal.
 

Answer:D:\ not accessible. Incorrect function.

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Dell XPS 410 1GB-Ram 232-HD XP Home Edition. I have used Nero7 fore a long time and used DVD+RW for DVD burning. The last item I burned was an ISO image of SQL Server2008. I then installed the express personal stand alone edition. I Have not made any other changes, but now my E: drive will not read a blank DVD+RW's or DVD-RW's. Every time I try to burn a DVD, I get a put a DVD in the drive window. If I try to open the Drive I get the response of (E:\ is not accessible Incorrect function. It will still read and play previously burned DVDs. My other drive will reply to put a disk in the drive. I'm really confused. Is this a setting, command, or could my drive be going bad. My system is 4yrs old. Drive TSST corp DVD+-RW TS-H553A .Any help would be very much appreciated.

Answer:E:\ is not accessible Incorrect function

Try removing Nero, and using something else. I used to have this issue with older software on updated windows. I once lost all my CD-ROM's when using an outdated Roxio, and that was fixed with updating. I would recommend doing the same.

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Another Issue -
Iomega External DVD+-RW
The problem is that i can play CDs and DVDs using this drive but when i put a blank CD or DVD and try to open it - it gives an error G:\ is not accessible Incorrect function tried to delete the upper/lower filter still not able to open a blank media.


Anyone with the same issue - what can be done --



Waiting
JERIN

Answer:G:\ is not accessible Incorrect function

Try installing a trial version of Nero, but only install the BurningROM portion, not all the other bloated junk. BurningROM is still one of the best out there.

Or try DeepBurner Free and see if this helps.

DeepBurner won't let you format and use the disk as drive (that I know of) but it may allow you to burn a folder and files etc. to it. Same with BurningROM.

I personally have never liked Windows Builtin Burning Feature, never had that much success with it.

Other than that,,,,,,, may be a problem with the drive itself. Or check the properties of the drive and make sure it is set to allow burning.

There is also a Group Policy that will disable burning functions.

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Why am I getting this message when I try to open the E:/ drive

I want to burn my pictures to cd, but I can't because of this error message? Can anyone help me?
 

Answer:E:/ is not accessible incorrect function...??? HELP??

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My cd-burner is currently showing the message D:/ not accessible - Incorrect Function whenever i put in a cd-rw and attempt to open the drive.

After I reinstalled the OS (XP), it worked fine. However, I was so stupid that i uninstalled the Roxio software that came along with the OS. That's when it showed the message.

When I bought the computer, it came along with a Roxio EasyCd Creator 5. This was optional since you could already burn CD's. I have tried installing/uninstalling that several times but it was no use. I have also installed/ reinstalled the hardware too but it was no use either.

The drive can read burned CD-R's and can install programs.

Is there any way to solve this?

Thanks a lot!
 

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Hey guys, I recently installed Nero 6 Ultra Edition. Afterwards, while trying to burn a small amount of files via the built in Windows buring utility, I tried to access my CD rom drive, and I get this error: G:\ Is Not Accessible - Incorrect Function.... I am seriously worried. Is there anyway to fix this? Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Here is a screenshot:




Thx Alot

-Ian Lambert

Answer:G:\ Is Not Accessible - Incorrect Function

uninstall then reinstall nero

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Files copied to 2 cds suddendly cannot be opened and box appears 'drive not accessible - incorrect function'I copied files again to anothe make cd which worked well for a week then same problem.Im using Pinnacle instand cd/dvd software -Windows XPAny ideas please - [other suggestions on forum not worked]Thanks

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This is the error message I get when I try to use E:\ DVD+RW drive. I can't use Windows Explorer to enable CD Recording because I get the same error message. Properties indicates that E:\ is full with no space to record. DS tells me that some programs used can mess it up this way, and he's trying to remember how he fixed it before.

I'm using WINXP on a Compaq desktop AMD(?)

TIA,
JudieR
 

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Hi,

My PC can read a DVD and CD but unable to write to DVD. When I try to access my DVD drive, the system returns an error message: K:\ Is not accessible. Incorrect Function. On top of that, it seems that the system is detecting my drive as a CDROM drive instead of a DVD RW when I insert an empty DVD media. But the system is able to read a DVD.

I have enabled the IMPAI service but the error still occurs.

The CD Buring software I am using is NERO.

My computer uses an AOPEN DUW1616/ARR DVD Drive.

The following is my Hijack This log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:55:30 AM, on 12/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
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D:\ Is not accessible, incorrect function

Answer:D:\ Is not accessible, incorrect function

Hi LizfromNM,The Autorin.inf file for D drive is corrupted, you have to follow the following commands on command prompt and then restart your system, your problem will be solved.Go to command prompt and then follow these steps -d: enterattrib -h -s -r *.* enterdel autorun.inf enterexit enterRestart your system now!Thanks

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I bought a new LG external super multi DVD rewriter. but when i try to burn any DVD it gives a an error msg drive is not accessible - Incorrect Function. There is no problem with the reading data.
 

Answer:D:/ not accessible - Incorrect Function

How are you trying to burn to DVD's? What software?
 

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I have Win XP Pro w/ Service Pack 2 installed (Service Pack 2 is from Microsoft Update-my original XP Pro came with SP1 which I have the cd) and a cd-rom drive, cd r/rw drive and floppy drive. For the past 3 weeks whenever I try to access any of those 3 drives, I get the "E:\is not accessible. Incorrect function" message. It can be E(CD-RW), D(CD-ROM) or A(floppy) drive. The only way I can access any of these drives is to put the CD Rom or Floppy in the drive and then re-boot my computer. This message comes up whether it is a cd that I burned, an audio cd from the store or the actual software cd.

I followed a "Tech Support Guy" member's instructions to restore possible over-written files by doing "sfc/scannow" command with my original XP Pro cd-rom (with Service Pack 1) and about 10 different times during the scan, the message reads, "Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the DLL cache. Insert your Windows XP CD-rom now". Nothing happens except I keep getting the same message. I put the XP CD-Rom in the drive, reboot and then do the scan. After the scan, I can read the XP CD-Rom, but I'm not sure what I need to do next.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:E:\is not accessible. Incorrect function.

See if you can obtain the brand and model number of the motherboard and install the drivers for that board.

Sounds like the IDE controllers may have become corrupted OR the partition table of the harddrive may have become corrupted as well.

Try to obtain the motherboard drivers first. You can download them to your desktop in a new folder and run the drivers from there.

Good luck.
 

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I cannot access my secondary drive anymore. When I try to access it it pops up with "F:/ is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect". This is a physical secondary drive in my desktop. Where do I start in troubleshooting this issue?

HELP!
 

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I have an hdd which normally runs in a USB case.

I fell foul of switching off before using the "Safe to remove" feature and the drive became Not accessible.

I have removed it and installed it in my main computer as a slave. it is recognised in my computer and in disc management´

The error message is "The disc structure is corrupted and unreadable"

Disc management shows a healthy disc but without the NTFS file structure.

How can I run dskchk and attempt to recover? as I cannot access from either Start-run or from command prompt
 

Answer:how to run chkdsk on a "not accessible drive"

Chkdsk will not recover that drive. You need partition recovery, or file recovery and then repartition and reformat the drive.

Free:
Testdisk Documentation
Testdisk Download
DriveRescue
Testdisk Boot Disk
Partition Find & Mount
Free DTIData NTFS Partition Repair Tool
Commercial:
Diskinternals Partition Recovery (Demo)
[email protected] Partition Recovery
Bootmaster Partition Recovery
ZAR Partition Recovery
DIY DataRecovery DiskPatch
Partition Table Doctor
Sometimes you can recover files even when the partition structure is damaged.

Free recovery applications:
Smart Data Recovery
Recover Files
Recuva
Restoration
Free Undelete (NTFS only)
Softperfect File Recovery
ADRC Data Recovery Tools
Undelete Plus
Data Recovery
PCI File Recovery
DriveRescue
Ultimate Data Recovery
Disk Investigator
Commercial:
O&O Disk Recovery
Paragon Mount Everything (Mounts any file system, CD/DVD burning, File Manager, Partitioner)
GetDataBack (For FAT or NTFS)
Ontrack EasyRecovery Pro
File Scavenger
Recover My Files
RecoverPlus Pro
Zero Assumption Recovery
[email protected] File Recovery
Final Recovery
Recover4All Professional
Easeus Data Recovery Wizard
NTFS Recovery
 

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Please help!
I am using am iMac with Bootcamp running Win 7. I have just upgraded to Win 10 with no problems. Except I can now not read my 2 x WD USB external drives. I am getting "the parameter is incorrect" error. In disk management it says the drives are active but RAW. If I connect the 2 drives to any other machine either Win 7 or 10 they are fine, so no fault with the drives. These 2 drives have always been used on the PC in question when running Win 7.
I have tried changing the drive names etc but still cannot read.

My only solution may be to connect the drives to another PC, back up, then format the drives?

Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated.

Answer:Cannot read USB Drive "The Parameter is Incorrect"

Same here!
Updated from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10External Hard Drive Western Digital WDBAAU0030HBK-01Formatted as NTFS, shown as "RAW" in disc managekentreattaching Drive-Name / Drive-Letter did not resolve the problemreinstalling the WD USB Drivers did not resolve the problemDrive is recognized by my old Windows XP Laptop without problems

Anyone?

Thank You
Christian







Originally Posted by Fletch


Please help!
I am using am iMac with Bootcamp running Win 7. I have just upgraded to Win 10 with no problems. Except I can now not read my 2 x WD USB external drives. I am getting "the parameter is incorrect" error. In disk management it says the drives are active but RAW. If I connect the 2 drives to any other machine either Win 7 or 10 they are fine, so no fault with the drives. These 2 drives have always been used on the PC in question when running Win 7.
I have tried changing the drive names etc but still cannot read.

My only solution may be to connect the drives to another PC, back up, then format the drives?

Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated.

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Please help!
I am using am iMac with Bootcamp running Win 7. I have just upgraded to Win 10 with no problems. Except I can now not read my 2 x WD USB external drives. I am getting "the parameter is incorrect" error. In disk management it says the drives are active but RAW. If I connect the 2 drives to any other machine either Win 7 or 10 they are fine, so no fault with the drives. These 2 drives have always been used on the PC in question when running Win 7.
I have tried changing the drive names etc but still cannot read.

My only solution may be to connect the drives to another PC, back up, then format the drives?

Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated.

Answer:Cannot read USB Drive "The Parameter is Incorrect"

Same here!
Updated from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10External Hard Drive Western Digital WDBAAU0030HBK-01Formatted as NTFS, shown as "RAW" in disc managekentreattaching Drive-Name / Drive-Letter did not resolve the problemreinstalling the WD USB Drivers did not resolve the problemDrive is recognized by my old Windows XP Laptop without problems

Anyone?

Thank You
Christian







Fletch said:

Please help!
I am using am iMac with Bootcamp running Win 7. I have just upgraded to Win 10 with no problems. Except I can now not read my 2 x WD USB external drives. I am getting "the parameter is incorrect" error. In disk management it says the drives are active but RAW. If I connect the 2 drives to any other machine either Win 7 or 10 they are fine, so no fault with the drives. These 2 drives have always been used on the PC in question when running Win 7.
I have tried changing the drive names etc but still cannot read.

My only solution may be to connect the drives to another PC, back up, then format the drives?

Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated.

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anytime i try loading from a cd or downloaded software it says incorrect drive E:,  how can i fix this?  on winxp

Answer:loading software and get "incorrect drive E:"

What says "incorrect drive e:"? Please state your question so that even I can understand it.

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I have a DVD-RW internal drive in my system. When I insert a disk, e.g., a DVD, it plays fine. But when I go to access that drive to burn something to it I get the following drop down message: D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect Function. Can the Techguys tell me what's up? System has Windows XP Home.
 

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Hello,

The following is my laptop spec:

Technology TL-60
1.99Ghz, 1.87BG of Ram,
Physical Address Extension
Matshita DVD-Ram UJ-860H

Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Now, whenever I insert a cd on my Matshita DVD-Ram UJ-860H, it shows this error message:
"D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function".
I experience the same whenever I insert a blank dvd rw.
However, if the dvd rw is not blank then I am able to see the contents of the dvd rw disc without getting this error.
What is wrong ?

On my Windows Registry, I have 24 instances of this:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
and on more than one of then the "Upper Filter" exists therefore I am unable to decide which one's "Upper" I should delete to see if the problem gets fixed or not.
I have seen on many forums others experiencing the same and getting advised to uninstall Roxio but I don't think I have it or the Nero because I can't find them on my Start-> All Programs.
And, I don't think that, me not having a cd burner software is the problem because like I mentioned before, I am able to see the contents of a dvd disc inserted on my dvd drive providing the disc is not empty.

I have seen the following solution mentioned on the internet:
"Got to the Drive letter in Windows Explorer
and right clicking on it. Go to Properties; Click on Recording; Check "Ena... Read more

Answer:Error: D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function

Suggest you try this first: see CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters
 

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Hello,

The following is my laptop spec:

Technology TL-60
1.99Ghz, 1.87BG of Ram,
Physical Address Extension
Mat****a DVD-Ram UJ-860H

Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Now, whenever I insert a cd on my Mat****a DVD-Ram UJ-860H, it shows this error message:
"D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function".
I experience the same whenever I insert a blank dvd rw.
However, if the dvd rw is not blank then I am able to see the contents of the dvd rw disc without getting this error.
What is wrong ?

On my Windows Registry, I have 24 instances of this:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
and on more than one of then the "Upper Filter" exists therefore I am unable to decide which one's "Upper" I should delete to see if the problem gets fixed or not.
I have seen on many forums others experiencing the same and getting advised to uninstall Roxio but I don't think I have it or the Nero because I can't find them on my Start-> All Programs.
And, I don't think that, me not having a cd burner software is the problem because like I mentioned before, I am able to see the contents of a dvd disc inserted on my dvd drive providing the disc is not empty.

I have seen the following solution mentioned on the internet:
"Got to the Drive letter in Windows Explorer
and right clicking on it. Go to Properties; Click on Recording; Check "Enable CD recording on this dr... Read more

Answer:Error: D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function.

It could be a firmware issue, check the PC manufacturers site for an update, if it is a store bought DVD drive, check the manufacturers site of the drive for a firmware upgrade.

Also run this diagnostic

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems

.
 

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I have been trying to drag and drop and or copy .EXE into my DVD Rom, however i am getting this error message. It will not open a DVD if clicked on without the error.
D:/ is not accessible- incorrect function. It is a Matshita DVD-Rom UJ-842 in a Lenovo T 60 Laptop.
I am able to burn ISO images to the DVD's. I can as well read from the DVD's.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3062 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 94802 MB, Free - 60751 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, 6371CTO
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled.

Any help out there?
 

Answer:Solved: D:/ is not accessible- incorrect function

To drag and drop files onto a DVD in Windows XP you need special packet writing software install such as Nero's INCD or Roxio's Drag n' Drop, or Sonic's DLA(now part of Roxio). Windows XP only has limited burning capability for CD-R/CD-RW discs, but non for DVD's.

You're better off burning a DVD with either the Lenovo provided software OR a free alternative such as CDBurnerXP: http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home
 

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Hello ComputerHope members! I am getting the error:E:\ is not accessible.  incorrect function.whenever I put a blank CD in my CD ROM R/W drive. This problem started recently, and the drive has functioned before. I am using Windows XP, this is an ASUS CDW drive. I also have a DVD drive. The drive is able to open a regular CD, but not a blank CD. I do not have any recording software that is not compatible with the drive or Windows XP as a Windows XP online document described. (and I removed my current software to be sure)I uninstalled the driver, and then had my computer search for new devices, it re detected the CD RW drive, and installed it, and still didn't work. When I right click the drive, and click properties, there is no recording tab. What is causing this problem, and how can it be fixed? There have been no major changes to my PC recently, except for the installation of a new video card and the software that came with it. Thank you for your time and effort. (I cant wait until I get my 100MBPS Fiber Internet connection! Dial up just takes the Internet away)

Answer:E:\ is not accessible.  Incorrect function.

Try this, switch your drives around then do the following below.Right-Click on E: drivePropertiesRecording Taband then check the "Enable CD Recording On This Drive" box.

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CD/DVD DRIVER-W (G not accessible-incorrect function."
If I insert the new blank CD to the CD/DVD burner I get the message ~ "G:\is not accessible - incorrect function" and occasionally it asks me to insert a new disc when there is one in there. It has no problem playing pre-burned or commercial CD/DVD's. I can burn using other software such as Nero. Any clues where the problem may be?
Please help me sir.
 

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I just started getting this error the other day, so i searched around and have exhausted any and all software related resolutions for this error. Name it and ive probably have tried it.

It seems to have started ever since i moved the machine from PA to VA but everything else works just fine. It started with my cdrw drive, then my dvdrw did the same thing, so i changed ide cables, jumpers, reseated all cables, reformatted, disconnected one drive at a time. yet i still get the error on either drive. i can read retail discs fine but when it comes to reading blank or burnt ones, i get random write errors and then "incorrect function" on a blank or burnt disc even if it burns ok with no errors.

my last idea is to try and reseat the ram. this is unreal.

Answer:cd drives not accessible, incorrect function

its xp pro by the way, i have also tried sp2 with no luck

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hi againI am trying to use the Acronis True Image 8.0 software to make a recovery disc but I have a couple a problems going on and I don't know what to do about them.The first is I get the message below tell meE:\ is not accessible incorrect function messagewhen I go into the device manager of my xp pc it tells the thst everything thing is ok with the benq dvd Lightscribe DW1655 DVD±RW that I just installed today it on its only cable it reads ok because I used it to installed the nero software that came with itAnd the second one is I restarted the image software and try to burn it cd-r from a differnt drive it starts the burn proccess and the the xp reboots itselfs a few secends later anyone got any ideas because it got me beatthanks inadvanceBeverley

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Hello,

The following is my laptop spec:

Technology TL-60
1.99Ghz, 1.87BG of Ram,
Physical Address Extension
Matshita DVD-Ram UJ-860H

Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Now, whenever I insert a cd on my Matshita DVD-Ram UJ-860H, it shows this error message:
"D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function".
I experience the same whenever I insert a blank dvd rw.
However, if the dvd rw is not blank then I am able to see the contents of the dvd rw disc without getting this error.
What is wrong ?

On my Windows Registry, I have 24 instances of this:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
and on more than one of then the "Upper Filter" exists therefore I am unable to decide which one's "Upper" I should delete to see if the problem gets fixed or not.
I have seen on many forums others experiencing the same and getting advised to uninstall Roxio but I don't think I have it or the Nero because I can't find them on my Start-> All Programs.
And, I don't think that, me not having a cd burner software is the problem because like I mentioned before, I am able to see the contents of a dvd disc inserted on my dvd drive providing the disc is not empty.

I have seen the following solution mentioned on the internet:
"Got to the Drive letter in Windows Explorer
and right clicking on it. Go to Properties; Click on Recording; Check "Ena... Read more

Answer:Error: D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function.

onauc said:





Hello,

The following is my laptop spec:

Technology TL-60
1.99Ghz, 1.87BG of Ram,
Physical Address Extension
Matshita DVD-Ram UJ-860H

Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Now, whenever I insert a cd on my Matshita DVD-Ram UJ-860H, it shows this error message:
"D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function".
I experience the same whenever I insert a blank dvd rw.
However, if the dvd rw is not blank then I am able to see the contents of the dvd rw disc without getting this error.
What is wrong ?

On my Windows Registry, I have 24 instances of this:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
and on more than one of then the "Upper Filter" exists therefore I am unable to decide which one's "Upper" I should delete to see if the problem gets fixed or not.
I have seen on many forums others experiencing the same and getting advised to uninstall Roxio but I don't think I have it or the Nero because I can't find them on my Start-> All Programs.
And, I don't think that, me not having a cd burner software is the problem because like I mentioned before, I am able to see the contents of a dvd disc inserted on my dvd drive providing the disc is not empty.

I have seen the following solution mentioned on the internet:
"Got to the Drive letter in Windows Explorer
and right clicking on it. Go to Properties; Click on Recording;... Read more

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Just recently i began getting an error while trying to view blank cds or dvds and WMP11 does not recognize any drives capable of burning.

d: not accessible incorrect function error

It is a LiteOn DVD-RAM drive. This is the first problem i have had with it and it seems to be XP specific. Vista has no problems. I can burn with Nero 8 in XP with no problems. Also Kubuntu burns fine and reads everything.

I tried uninstalling the drive and restarting with no luck. Is there any other drivers i can reinstall? I put in new firmware for the drive trying to get it to work with no success.

Any ideas?

Answer:d: not accessible incorrect function error

Ran SFC and replaced some files and everything is ok now.

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Just recently i began getting an error while trying to view blank cds or dvds and WMP11 does not recognize any drives capable of burning.

d: not accessible incorrect function error

It is a LiteOn DVD-RAM drive. This is the first problem i have had with it and it seems to be XP specific. Vista has no problems. I can burn with Nero 8 in XP with no problems. Also Kubuntu burns fine and reads everything.

I tried uninstalling the drive and restarting with no luck. Is there any other drivers i can reinstall? I put in new firmware for the drive trying to get it to work with no success.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:d: not accessible incorrect function error

Is your IMAPI service running?
 

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Greetings. I am stuck and: hoping a Major Geekster can rescue me.

I'm using a Dell 3000 with XP Home, SP3. Scans from the Read and Run Me First are attached, plus other scans as below.

There are two users (both administrators) and a guest account that's turned off. One user's account suddenly can't access the C drive. We discovered this when trying to send an unused icon to the recycle bin and got the message, "C:\ cannot be accessed" "access denied". I double checked and it is still an admin acct. I googled the problem and tried the fixes that worked for others:

1. Logged on in Safe Mode, opened windows explorer, right clicked C Drive, clicked Properties, selected Security tab ... theoretically I was supposed to be able to add the user or make some adjustment to the permissions for the user ... however the only option I had was to "take ownership", which I didn't do. Then I thought I might do it. I navigated back to the Security tab, and when I clicked it the pc froze.

2. Downloaded and ran AdAware (scan attached), it didn't like a cookie, it didn't like MG Tools, and it found and removed something else: Win32.TrojanDownloader.FraudLoad/L

Other things when this started:

Volume icon suddenly missing from the autostart icons on the far right of the taskbar.

MS Office began acting weird, but only when accessed from the problem account. Clicking an Office ap triggers an installer. ... Read more

Answer:"C:\ is not accessible" "access is denied" and other surprises :-(

I forgot to run ComboFix, so I am running it now and will attach scan when completed. Attached are: SUS scan from a week or so ago that found something, AdAware scan that says it found something, and Avira error message. (I'm only including these in case they are helpful to you, thanks!)
 

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Hi everyone,

I have an extremely annoying problem at the moment when trying to record files on to my cd. I do everything in the normal way : click on the file I want to copy to CD, then under File and Folder Tasks I click Copy this file, then in the Copy items dialog box I click the cddrive. I then get the message R:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function.. I also get the same problem if I just try to drag a picture or file onto the cd icon...

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

Hopefully it's quite simple to remedy, but I'm baffled. I think this problem has existed for quite some time, but at the moment I really need to use this facility.

I'm not really gemmed up on computers, so if anyone can help me out please keep it simple.

Cheers and I hope someone can help!

Mike

Answer:CD writing problems - R:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function

...any help out there? Pretty desperate at mo.

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How can I lock the "Now" or "TODAY" or "Date" FUNCTIONs IN Excel 2003?

This seems like it would be a simple solution as everybody that deals with Excel, at some point, would be interested in not having the dates you have entered with either function "Today" or "Now" NOT automatically change to the current date and time when you reload the workbook. But if it's a simple fix, I sure haven't been able to figure it out yet. Help!!!!!!!!!!! Go ahead and show me and make me feel like an idiot...

zjoeyx
 

Answer:Solved: Locking "Now" or "TODAY" FUNCTION IN Excel 2003

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I have a nested "IF" statement that inlcudes the "OR" function because I have more than 7 logical tests. One of the logical tests looks for two fields to be true in order to return the "value if true". If either or both fields are false, then the "value if false" is returned, in this case zero. When the value of the first field is correct, but the value of the second field is not correct, zero is returned, which is the "value if false" and a correct return.

However, when both fields are false, the formula is returning the word "FALSE" instead of zero.

The attached file shows these returns and the formulas. Cells F2-7 are corrrect returns (highlighted in green), while cells F8-11 are not correct returns (highlighted in red).

Any ideas on how to return the "value if false" (zero) in cells F8-11 would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Excel 2007 - Nested "IF" formula using "OR" Function

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I am getting "E:\ is not Accessible. Incorrect Function" message when i try to burn a CD or DVD on an external DVD\RW that works on other PC's. Last week I tried a drag and drop in windows explorer that failed. since then my internal and external drives won't burn. they don't even show up in my Roxio as burn devices. I did not have any problems prior to the drag and drop failure. I have since uninstalled all of the burning softwares that were on my pc. I know it is not a hardware problem as I am able to burn to the external on other pc's. any ideas??? please help.
 

Answer:Getting E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function message on an external burner

This may work

I had the same problem and recently cured it by going to the Drive letter in Windows Explorer and right clicking on it. Go to Properties; Click on Recording; Check "Enable CD recording on this drive". If it wasn't clicked before this will probably do it.
 

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I am trying to save a photo to a CD disk (which I've done many times)... This time I got an error message :
D:\ is not accessible... Incorrect function.Click to expand...

I tried to format the disk and my screen went black and my computer restarted.... what's up? I'm confused!

Can someone help me?
 

Answer:"Drive is not accessible..."

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I have driver magician but never says anything about updating........ the drive in not accesible only whith any type of type of blank disk not cds or dvds )= and I have plenty of stuff i need to burn.....help me and thank you
 

Answer:Sony cdrw/dvd crx835E big problem, device not accessible incorrect function?

It could just be a bad burner. They do wear out, and they are no longer expensive
 

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Well, it's been a long morning. I started out with a simple install of Photoshop CS2 and found that the Adobe Installer wouldn't work. After trying to install it manually, found that it couldn't access an Adobe PDF folder in "Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents", access was denied.

Curiously, I wondered by the folder was named "Documents" instead of "Shared Documents" and tried to access it with a double click. I received the message "... is not accessible. Access is denied"

Many of the Google threads suggest changing the security access level of the Documents folder but I can't even access the folder - with the further puzzlement of why it's named "Documents" instead of "Shared Documents"

I do remember that I used to have a folder named "Shared Documents" when I clicked on "My Computer" but now I just have one named "Documents" along with my own folder of "Rob's Documents" I could have inadvertently deleted or impacted it myself when I tried to set up a network several months ago (unsuccessfully).

So what I am requesting help with is:
- How to restore a Shared Document's folder in My Computer
- How to restore access to either the new "Shared Documents" or at least to the present "Documents" folder where I now get access denied.

My system:
XP Home with all the updates off the Microsoft site
Norto... Read more

Answer:"Shared Documents" folder renamed to "Documents" and no long accessible

Found the fix!!

After following the procedure below not only was I able to install the Adobe Installer (and now Photoshop updates automatically) but the Documents folder in All Users was renamed automatically to Shared Documents when I restarted my computer after the procedure.

Old name: Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents
New name after fix: Documents and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents

Additionally, I can now access the renamed Shared Documents folder and furthermore, can access all the folders below it.

The procedure was originally published by Adobe to fix the updater not installing problem and applies to XP Home but it apparently will also reinstitute the Shared Documents folder too! Note that the security tab is NOT visible in XP Home unless you are in Safe Mode.

Start computer in SAFE mode (F8)
Log into Administrator account
Browse to My Computer -> C: -> Documents and Settings
Right click on All Users
Select Properties
Select the Security tab
Click on Advanced
Highlight Administrators
Check only "Replace permissions..."
Click on Apply
Click on OK
Exit out and reboot normally
Put in Photoshop CS2 disk
When menu starts, select Explore CD Contents
Open Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS2 folder
Open commonfilesinstaller
Double click "Adobe Common File Installer.msi"
And follow the prompts from there

Regards, Bob
 

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Hello All

Quick question here.

My CD drive on my Toshiba M40 laptop seems to be acting up. I just formatted my computer and got it up and running again. I go to install some of my programs, but for CERTAIN CD's, it says that D is not accessible (where D is my cd drive) when i double click the drive in my computer.

Now it can't be the disk because i have given the disks that don't work to a friend and they worked fine on his computer.

Agian, my computer only does htis for certain disks, not all, so, i dont know what to do.

Any feedback would be aesome. Thanks in advance.

Bryan
 

Answer:CD Drive Error "D Drive Not Accessible"

Clean the disks
perhaps the drive is just going
are they running in DMA mode (look in device manager, primary/secondary controllers of IDE controller area)
 

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I have a sony SD Card 16gb class 4 card. I did use the card for almost 3 months, when I tried to use it now, I am not able to access the card,





I tried recovery softwares like recova etc to recover the file, but I was not able to recover even a single byte.

I have many importants files in the CARD, PLEASE HELP ME...,.

Thanks
 

Answer:Data recovery SD Card not accessible, says incorrect function showing unknown format

I think >>this thread<< could help you out . He seems to have the same problem.
 

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Hi,

I am running Windows 7, 64 bit.

This is the problem. When searching a folder, I am looking for all .cfg files. I can see at least 4 .cfg files in the folder, however, when I search *.cfg, it comes up with no results. I know this is not an error in Windows, and I feel as if I am overlooking something simple.

I see that .cfg files are tagged as "configuration" files and I assume Windows is trying to protect me. In reality, in this specific folder, these are broken files/un-completed download files from my download manager, Gigaget. I just want to remove these files in a specifc folder I have set up to house incoming downloads, so there's no risk of deleting anything important that my system would need.

Does anyone know how to rectify this dilemma.

Thanks in advance,
Chris
 

Answer:"Search" function in Windows 7 "not seeing" files

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I'm creating something that I need a nested function to return to a cell a zone to a map page that is entered. The operator enters a map page in one cell and a different cell displays a specific zone. When I create the formula for the various map pages using "OR" qualifiers one at a time, I overload excel and it says I have too many arguments. I'd like to be able to use a combination of "OR" qualifiers and "AND" qualifiers to enter the various map pages--like this....

If map page 433, 434, 453-460 are input, then "west side" would come out in a different cell.

I've done this:
=IF(OR(C16="433",C16="434",AND(C16=>"453",C16<="460"),L1),IF(OR(C16="403",C16="404"),L2,IF(OR(C16="503",C16="504"),L3))

and I can't quite get it to work.

I can break it up and get the pieces to work independently but not together. if you can help I'd appreciate it.
Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Excel nested if function--How to use "and" and "or" together

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Hi
I have recently updated to the creator version
My files end up in unintended destinations. When I click in the documents tab in the sidebar of the documents screen, it takes me to a ?Documents? folder that appears in ?One Drive? group. Any files that I send from my desktop end up there
Those files are also shown when I open the first ?Documents? folder that appears in the ?Quick Access? group. I have similar problems with ?Pictures? folders
I have attached screen shots that I hope will explain. I want all my files of any description to end up in the ?Documents? folder contained in the ?This PC? group. Can anyone help please?
Incidentally, I don?t understand the purpose of ?One Drive?, and don?t believe that I will have a use for it. Can I remove/disable it?

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hi,
The search function does not provide matches for relevant keywords which match the given situation,
thus opening of this thread. Solutions found in net for this or similar problems did not help.

On several occasions my Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64Bits generates following message error
or quite similar one. The network location "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools not accessible".
Below all known occasions when the problem occurs
-) Uninstall Oracle JRE
-) Uninstall Microsoft Lync
-) Uninstall lot of other software
-) Open Administrative Tools from Control Panel
-) Log file of some Microsoft Update, Sept. '15
Administrative Tools is also enabled to be shown in Start Menu. However the Start Menu position
called Administrative Tools is empty, means just "empty" item list shown on hovering
mouse cursor to Start Menu > Administrative Tools

Sysinternals Process Monitor shows few suspicious operations.

Code:
"Time of Day","Process Name","PID","Operation","Path","Result","Detail"
"blabla","explorer.exe","1616","CreateFile","C:\Windows\""C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ Programs\Administrative Tools""\desktop.ini","NAME INVALID","Desired Access: Generic Read, Dis, Options: Sequential Access, Synchronous IO Non-Alert, Non-Directory File, Attr... Read more

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Hello, I'm trying to help fix my friends computer. There's only one user name available, thus I'm logged in as the owner. After boot-up, it has a Windows 98 style taskbar, a black background, only the Recycling Bin icon and this message:

Location is not available
C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is not accessible
Access Denied



I cannot open the Control Panel. It just flashes the egg timer and then does nothing. The Documents, Music, Computer, etc. folders are also inaccessible, does the same thing as the control panel.

Personalize is also inaccessible.

There are no system restores available. It must've been turned off.

I also ran all the Vista recovery/system checks from the Windows Anytime Upgrade CD it came with and it found nothing/did nothing.

In safe mode, the normal desktop icons re-appear, but still no access to the Control Panel, Personalize and the documents folders.

The computer is a HP Pavilion a1748x running on Vista Home Premium.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE

Thank You for any help.
Stan
 

Answer:"Location is not Available, Desktop is not accessible, Access Denied" After Boot-up

bump
 

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