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Windows 7 Read Only??????

Question: Windows 7 Read Only??????

My problem is trying to move, copy or rename files from and to certain folders (example a program folder)Windows tells me "I do not have permission to perform this action" on every action I listed above.So I noticed the folder's attributes was set as "Read Only" automatically. This problem may have been caused by a program but not a virus because i have bitdefender. So I switched the attribute off and it fixed the problem. BUT... now I need to know why the folder and other folders will set them self back to read only.Also does anyone know what registry setting to change that might fix this or a group policy setting?Attached is a dxdiag file and a process list for my pc info.Thanks in advance.[Saving space, attachment deleted by admin]

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Read Only??????

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Answer: Windows 7 Read Only??????

The folders are not read only, it only appears they are. You just need to take ownership. Add this to the context menu to make it easy: http://www.blogsdna.com/2173/add-take-ownership-option-in-right-click-context-menu-of-windows-7.htm

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Here is a link to the EULA for Vista. Pay special attention to section 6. Look what windows defender can do!

http://download.microsoft.com/docume...9cf5105718.pdf

Answer:Vista Eula Link Must Read!!! Read About What Windows Defender Will Do To You!

Nice. I had scrutinized it hard enough already with a steel hat, so I'm still safe.

Hehe, Veesta is a beast! Most corps, even NIST, MIT, UDoD and ASUS as the largest MB MFG detests it. Not fit for mass consumption eh.

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The computer whirs & loads media cds, nothing happens, the device manager is listed aslite-on DVDRW SHW-16358.This is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.

Answer:Is it my pc, or Windows 7? Wont read media, but will read music cds

How old is the Optical drive ? ?They fail...and they dont build them like they used to.QuoteThis is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.Also the above is unclear...are you saying you installed Win7 to this Gateway ? ?If so did you remember to DLoad and install the Win7 drivers for the PC ? ?

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Can I set Windows Live Mail to show emails that have been read in Gmail to show as Unread?
I have a Gmail account which I download all emails into WLM
I read the emails on Gmail sometimes when out, but don't want this to update to WLM as read as I will deal with the emails when home
Is there anyway of doing this
I have as IMAP
Thanks

Answer:Windows Live Mail with Gmail show as not read in WLM when read in Gmail

I do not think that will be possible.

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Hello there

I recently bought a DVD 9gb but my Sony Vaio FW-390 cannot read it.

MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ870BJ is my DVD drive.

I took it back to the store, he put it in his drive and he had Windows 7 installed, the DVD worked just fine!

Any suggestions on how to solve the issue?

Answer:Cant read a DVD although it was read on Windows 7

might be a faulty DVD drive. how old is it, and can you read any other DVD's or CDs

also it may not be able to read DVD-10 9.40GB Double sided, Single layers and above

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hey, my computer generally reads disks, music cd's, dvd's, and games (new like sims 3, and old like theme hospital and shogun total war)

ive just got anno 2070 and put in the disk, but its not recognizing it at all, when i first put the disk in, it whirs, as it knows there is a disk there, and a disk icon appears next to the cursor, but then nothing, no disk appears in My computer, and when i click on the drive it asks me to insert a disk, i have tested the disk on a different computer running vista, anno 2070 runs perfectly, and also says it does run on windows 7, i have also tested other disks since putting the game into the windows 7 computer, which work fine, and checked whether the disk can be read in a virtual machine (windows xp in this case), which it cant as i expected, i have run the Microsoft disk checker and all it said was that the disk was unreadable, but the vista computer proves it is readable.

any tips on what to do next? i really want to get playing this
thanks

Answer:dvd drive wont read specific disk, will read on other vista computer

I would think that your optical drive and that particular brand DVD media don't go together well. ( I have an Imation DVD+R DL that my Samsung drive only reads at times but not most of the time. On four other drives - a Sony, a Liteon, an Asus and a Plextor - the media is recognised and accessible without any problems. The Samsung drive is clean, has the latest firmware, can read and write other DVD media. So where am I? )

You may just try cleaning the lense with a Lense Cleaner CD. If it does not help, try burning anno 2070 to another known-to-be-good brand media at a lower speed.

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I have a dell laptop, D620. When i first put it on the screen was loading funny. as i move the mouse over it a square at time would come in...then when i tried to boot it again. it said new user.. then it just woulnt boot got read error hit control alt delete...i called Dell they said hold fn key and hold start but it went into diagnostic mode. in a few minutes they said HARD DRIVE must be replaced.

My problem is now... that to recover the data companies want from $500 to 25oo to recover the data... is there any program or thing i can do to try to get my files back?

Marv Alpert
[email protected]
thanks!
 

Answer:Hard Drive canNOT Be Read, Computer won't boot. Read Error

Hi malpert and welcome to the TechSpot Forum :wave:

As a laptop only has the ability to support 1 harddrive your option is to remove the drive from the laptop and connect it to a desktop PC using a 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor and try to read the files on it, however I would download the test tools from the makers website and run a thorough test on the drive to ensure readability of the drive.

Remember though if the drive has failed mechanically then any data may be lost and you will need to use one of the professional data recovery services such as "ontrack data recovery" to get it back.

Backup, backup and backup is the mantra when it comes to important data...

Dont put your mailing address on a forum like this by the way you will end up getting spammed to hell.

As a newbie to the site would you please take a few moments to read the following. It will help to make your Techspot experience a more pleasurable one.

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Whenever I boot up my VAIO (VGN-SZ750N) laptop an all-blue screen appears only momentarily, so that there's no time to read any of what is clearly a very wordy warning in white typescript that fills the whole screen. How can I stop this long enough to read it and take whatever action it recommends?

then, something happens that may be related to this . . .

soon afterward, a boxed message appears saying: "System has recovered from a serious error . . . " Clicking on this results in a huge number of figures that would challenge anybody who attempted to write them down.
 

Answer:How to read warning that appears and disappears too fast to read on startup

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My dvd drive in my Emachines laptop cant read data disks anymore, but it can read/play music and video dvds without any problem.

I have an Emachines D732z. I have Windows XP and drive is hl-dt-st dvdram gt32n.

I'm unsure of the cause of the problem. Can anybody help out? thanks!
 

Answer:DVD drive can read video dvds but cant read data disks.

Are the Data discs CD's? When you say Musicand video dvd's do you mean Music Cds and Video dvds?
 

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Hey there...ok...I have some files that are saved from the Macs at school...when I take them home to my PC (Win) they don't have the extensions on them...when I originally save something from Windows and take it to a Mac and modify and save it then take it back to my PC it still has the extension and keeps it since it was added by Windows...

So I am wondering something...is there a program for Windows that recognizes Mac files and andds the extensions back??? I hate when I start work on some things at school and have to add the extensions to all the stuff I created when I take it back home...my guess is the Macs store the extensions or what the file opens up with or whatever in their "._(filename)" files...that's annoying too...for every file you have another is created with a "._"...

Any help on this??? THANX
C'YA
 

Answer:Files saved from Macs don't have ext.'s when read on Win. Need sftwre 2 read & convrt

I've never had that problem. If you save it as a "xxx" type document it doesn't matter if you have the software that created it on both Mac and PC (or software that can read the format) so I don't know how/what is going on with your situation.

BTW my experience is with using Word (forgot which version but it's on OS X) on a Mac and OpenOffice on my PC.
 

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I tried unchecking read only.
When apply and look it is back to read only.

How can I make this read and write permission?

Answer:public tv folder read only? mythtv needs read write persmissions

You can do this by going into the C:>Users>Public folder properties, click the Sharing tab then click on the Advanced Sharing button showing in the first picture.

Click the box to share the folder like in the second picture, at that point the Permissions button will light up.

Click the permissions button, Add check marks for full control "third picture" then hit the Apply button, on all windows click Ok etc.

At this point the Public folder and it's subfolder will have read/write access.

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We have one service App reads remote hosts side Windows event log periodically. It first open remote host side Windows log to get the handle.
HANDLE hEventLog = OpenEventLog(hostIP, SECURITY_EVENT_SOURCE);
Check hEventLog not NULL here.
ReadEventLog(hEventLog, ...);
ReadEventLog never returns (stops) sometimes. It blocks thread.

These API also never return:
GetNumberOfEventLogRecords(hEvent, ...)
GetOldestEventLogRecord(hEvent, ...)
Could you help what happened on there, never return? How can I check further?

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I have a Visual Basic 6 app that reads files from a shared network folder and then processes them.  It was installed on two Windows XP computers many years ago.  Now we want to upgrade it to Windows 7.  I have two different computers with
Windows 7.  When I connect the Windows 7 computers to the network and run the app (which has a File Watcher window) and am watching all 4 computers, I noticed that the File Watcher window of the XP boxes show the files about 2 seconds before the Windows
7 boxes see the files.  What would cause this?  Everything else in the app works as it should.
The apps are running as Administrator on the Windows 7 boxes and XP compatiblility mode.  I have tried it both ways.
Confused...

Fred

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I have been trying to back up my data onto DVDs and I have tried using Nero9 and Roxio 10 and in each case the DVD burns fine, but each time I try to read it in Windows Explorer, although it lists all the data that is burned on the disk, it freezes and will not open any file type, or folder on the burned data dvd.. help!?!??!!
 

Answer:Windows XP does not read a burned DVD-RW disc without freezing in Windows Explorer

If there is a "Firmware" update for that dvd drive, I would update the firmware .

If it is a store bought PC, Make and model of PC

If it is a custom built PC, Make and model of DVD drive.

.
 

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Viber for Windows 10 beta begins rolling out for Windows 10






Viber for Windows 10 beta begins rolling out in the Windows Store today, it?s free to download from the Store and will be available across all Windows 10 devices.





Viber is the easy-to-use free app that lets people just about anywhere send messages and make HD-quality phone and video calls securely over WiFi and mobile networks. Now, the connections can happen on any Windows device as Viber for Windows 10 beta arrives. Built from the ground up, this version retains the best of Viber while adding welcome new capabilities and a uniform, familiar interface that suits every Windows device.




Viber for Windows 10 beta delivers features unavailable on earlier versions of the app. Now, in addition to messaging friends for free, sharing photos, videos and voice messages, adding stickers and links, and other popular features, users can enjoy Public Chats, end-to-end encryption and People app integration as well. Group messages of up to 200 participants are possible, and if you have second thoughts about a message you?ve sent, just delete it ? from everyone in the conversation, even after it?s been delivered.

Responsive design resizes the app for optimal viewing, whether you?re on your mobile device, laptop, or tablet. Even chat info and contact details are viewable on your PC. And for peace of mind, a padlock icon confirms that all of your messages, including group messages and th... Read more

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I have been trying to back up my data onto DVDs and I have tried using Nero9 and Roxio 10 and in each case the DVD burns fine, but each time I try to read it in Windows Explorer, although it lists all the data that is burned on the disk, it freezes and will not open any file type, or folder on the burned data dvd.. help!?!??!!

Answer:Windows XP does not read a burned DVD-RW disc without freezing in Windows Explorer

I'm not sure about how to fix this, but my advice would be not to use re-writeable discs anyway, especially as backups, I've found them problematic in the past.

I suggest using DVDR's (+ or - doesn't matter), ok they are only writeable once but they are more stable and they're a lot cheaper anyway (I buy 100 for ?15), and also you might consider an external HD for backing up.

In my experience RW discs are more hassle then they're worth

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Viber for Windows 10 beta begins rolling out for Windows 10






Viber for Windows 10 beta begins rolling out in the Windows Store today, it?s free to download from the Store and will be available across all Windows 10 devices.





Viber is the easy-to-use free app that lets people just about anywhere send messages and make HD-quality phone and video calls securely over WiFi and mobile networks. Now, the connections can happen on any Windows device as Viber for Windows 10 beta arrives. Built from the ground up, this version retains the best of Viber while adding welcome new capabilities and a uniform, familiar interface that suits every Windows device.




Viber for Windows 10 beta delivers features unavailable on earlier versions of the app. Now, in addition to messaging friends for free, sharing photos, videos and voice messages, adding stickers and links, and other popular features, users can enjoy Public Chats, end-to-end encryption and People app integration as well. Group messages of up to 200 participants are possible, and if you have second thoughts about a message you?ve sent, just delete it ? from everyone in the conversation, even after it?s been delivered.

Responsive design resizes the app for optimal viewing, whether you?re on your mobile device, laptop, or tablet. Even chat info and contact details are viewable on your PC. And for peace of mind, a padlock icon confirms that all of your messages, including group messages and th... Read more

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Hi All, I've been struggling with this problem all night and after reading countless articles and trying dozens of fixes I figured I'd ask.

I installed a fresh machine today with Windows 7, and got everything to work minus my Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM. The drive works, as I used it to install Windows 7 in the first place.

It is detected by BIOS, as well as showing up in My Computer. The problem is, it won't read any disc (ive tried about 10) including the very same windows 7 install disc it previously installed from hours prior.

So far I've tried removing the upper/lowerfilters from the registry (they werent there in my case), update to the latest firmware, ran the driver detective driver scan and update, removed the drive from device manager and restarted, and run the microsoft utilities all to no avail. In fact, I've run these all several times now.

I'm absolutely at my wits end with this, and I can't even get support from Samsung as the product is a Canadian model and they seem to only support US models. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:DVD Drive Will Not Read CD/DVDs in Windows 7 (Detected in Bios/Windows

Hi bcred

Welcome to Seven Forums
Let's try the basics - recheck the connectors, power-cable to your drive.
Is the drive listed in explorer after boot?
If you have another DVD/CD-drive lying around, you could try swapping with the Samsung - we need to do this to try and isolate whether the actual hardware is faulty. Alternatively you could try swapping SATA connectors just in case the current one for your drive has gone south.

Keep us posted and regards

Edit

Re-read your post - disregard the q about the drive being shown in Explorer

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My CD Drive has started giving me problems.
It doesn't read all the CD I put in (Particularly Audio CDs).

It Plays DVDs fine.
I'm also unable to burn CDs as the system doesn't detect a CD.

Any suggestions on what I should be doing?

Answer:Satellite A100-033 - ODD doesn't read all CDs but read DVDs

Hi

Maybe there is dust on the lens of the CD/DVD drive so I recommend cleansing the lens.

Further you should try to remove the upper and lower filters in registry. This does often solve with the CD/DVD drive so check the workaround on the Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

In worst case the CD/DVD drive must be replaced :(

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Using outlook 2003 and a pop3 server to access my webmail email, i am able to send and recieve. However when i read my emails and close outlook the items remain unread when i check outlook later. This happens quite often and is very annoying... any help is appreciated.

windows xp SP2

2 gig ram

Athlon 64 FX - 53: 2.4ghz
Nick
 

Answer:Outlook 2003: not marking read items as read

Outlook Express has a tab to fix this-maybe Outlook has the same.
TOOLS/OPTIONS/tab READ
check Mark Messages READ after displaying (add 5 seconds)

Maybe that seconds number has been raised above the time you take to scan messages. OE doesnt care IF you peek at a message-it cares HOW long you stare at it.
 

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Ok I just spent about three hours looking in this forum to solve my problem and no dice.

Here it goes: I'm running xp pro and I have a Norcent RW-481 48x12x48 CDRW probably not the best brand but oh well. I'm using Nero 6, InCD is not installed.

The problem: It does not recognize any data CD's or any CD's that the drive itself writes. I can play an audio CD, which elimates (I think) that the read lense is dirty and I can burn a CD, which elimates (I think) that my burn lense is dirty. I'm mentioning dirty lenses because a post in this forum suggested that a dirty lense may be the problem. So, before taking things apart I wanted to post in the forum the problem. Any other suggestions of what else I can look for?

More info: I even switched around the jumpers from cable select to master, same result.

I really believe I have a setting wrong in my XP pro operating system. Any suggestions????? :cronfused:

Lastly, The drive is recognized corectly in device manager
 

Answer:CDRW Will Burn, Read Audio, not Read Data

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hai everyone i've got some problem with my dvd drive, CDDVDW TS-T633P
from HP touchsmart 600 1137D

my dvd can't read or play dvd movie, i reinstall it few times but it can;t solve the problem





can anyone help me about this? i need sugestion

Answer:dvd drive can't read dvd movie, but can read data dvd or dvd games

Shot in the dark...

Go to the Device Manager and find the entry for your DVD. Right click it and select properties then "Region" and make sure a region is set for the drive. Without a region set it won't play movie DVDs.

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put a disk with a program in to my system it wont even acknowledge its there, anything like DvD CD its fine.Anyone know anything about this?cheers

Answer:Will read DvDs and CDs Wont read Autoexe on  

Have you disabled autostart? Can you start the program by clicking on the appropriate setup.exe file on the CD?

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Hi, I'm sort of new to forums, but I have a bit of a pickle, I have a red shield with a white x in it that resembles the windows defender icon in my system tray, when I hover over it it says "Your computer is infected !" When clicked it pops up a window saying: "would you like to update your security software and download registry cleaner?" and occasionally a ballon pops out of the system tray saying "Windows has detected spyware infection which corrupted the registry. It is recommended to load update to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date software for you. Click here to protect your computer."

I followed all the directions in the read & run me first thread, and nothing seemed to help, I'm attaching all the logs except counterspy as I couldn't find a way to get it to output a log in text format or anything, it said 0 malware found in everything except in my cookies there was 2 that it deleted.

again any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:red shield with a white x causing problems, did read the read and run me first

here are the other files
 

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My computer had Windows 7 on it, but the boot drive became unseated during a move and now it won't boot. I don't know where my install disc is, so now seems as good a time as any to put Windows 8 on it. My question is: If I do a Windows 8 clean install on a HD, will it recognise the files on a different HD that I put on there with with Windows 7, or do I have to put 7 back on and upgrade? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Will Windows 8 read files from a Windows 7 HD after a clean install?

Reseat the HD Drive & cables first, so that Windows 7 is booting.
Find your reinstall disc's, just in case.

Welcome to EightForums.

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Here's the problem: Burned some .jpg files to a CD on a machine running Windows 2000. Opened the CD to make sure the files could be viewed. Took the CD to multiple Windows XP machines and the CD cannot be read. Normally this locks up Windows XP.

I've tried to get a solution to this before, other than getting the tightwads in charge of the money to buy a burner for the XP machines or to upgrade the 2000 machines to XP.

Thanks!

Answer:CD written in Windows 2000 CANNOT be read on a Windows XP machine

What type of CD did you burn? Was it a RW?

How old are the CD drives and the RW disc you used?

Take a look at this article about CD RW compatability. http://www.pcguide.com/ref/cd/cdrwCompatibility-c.html

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Greetings. I would like to find out whether customers read my emails, but without obligating them to use a "read receipt" dialog box. Is there a way I can do this?

I know Constant Contact offers that as part of their service, but I would rather save the money.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:how can I confirm email read without using read receipt?

There are other ways to get confirmations, especially ones that spammers use, but I am not keen on posting them on the forums.
 

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Hello everyone. I've recently reinstalled Windows 7 (two, three days ago) and I'm having a problem with my World of Warcraft Addons. I'm thinking the problem is due to parts of my World of Warcraft folder being read only. In the Properties menu of the folder, the "read only" check box is not checked but filled in with a little blue square. Now being a windows noob I'm not 100% sure, but I'm assuming that means it's read only. So I unchecked the box, pressed okay but if I open the Properties window again, it's still got the little blue box.

I've ran a few virus/malware scanners, and I don't seem to have anything. I've installed all of the Windows updates and I'm still having the same problem.

Thanks in advance everybody!

Answer:Read only folders revert back to read only

By default all folders with Files in them, the properties are Read Only (Only applies to Files in Folder) Meaning that if the actual file within the folder isn't Read Only, the rest of it isn't either. (test this theory on any other folders on your computer) so that is not your problem with WoW

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Hey Guys are dell upgrables? That completes my first question heres another. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT DELL? Reviews Please

Answer:Dell Upgrades And Reviews READ READ!!!!

no. psu sucks, they take out the graphics card slots btw

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I already know how to create a "read" receipt for sent emails. From my understanding, when you set the function, I will received read receipts for all email that was read. I was wondering if this setting could be set on individual emails instead of all of them. Thanks!
 

Answer:Read receipt for read emails in Outlook 98

In the compose area of Outlook go to Options and check the box for that email.
 

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sdhc card stopped reading cardIt work fine last week, now it asks to format card. Read fine on digital camera.

Answer:my sdhc card won't read. I used to read just fine.

Throw card away & buy a new one. They wear out eventually and the camera is more tolerant of a worn card than Windows is.

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Creating a new Folder as read only and would like to have all files placed into that new Folder become read only as they are added or moved into that read only Folder. If Windows 7 cannot handle this is there any kind of software utility Haddon I can get to perform this task?

Answer:Folder read only and want all files placed in to become auto read only

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might describe your environment a bit more = how many users and what is yours and their user account status ?
See if this helps,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/122666-permissions-allow-deny-users-groups.html

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i have to 52x CD burners one internal and one external usb. with both i can boot off a CD. when windows loads i can see both Roms neither of them have errors in the DM. When i put in ANY kind of CD it just registers as a blank CD that cant be burnt to. i know for a fact that it is not a hardware problem.(because i can boot off them). i have windows xp pro and sp2. its also a fresh install of windows.

has anyone ever dealt with this of know how to fix it?
 

Answer:Windows Won't read CD's

Does XP recognise that the drive is a burner ? To check, right click the drive in My Computer and select properties, you should see the drive properties window pop up, is there a tab that says Recording ?

If not check this link for a possible solution, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;316529
 

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On April 8th, Windows XP officially becomes an ex-product. Microsoft will no longer support it, or offer security patches for it, or provide updates for its Security Essentials product running on XP. In addition, because Windows XP will no longer be an official product, other software companies will be under no obligation to support it, and it will become progressively harder to find programs and device drivers for it.
If you're still running XP, it's a good idea to think about replacing it before April 8th, or as soon as possible after. This means upgrading your PC, or at least your version of the operating system, either to 7 or to 8.1.
CLICK HERE For the source of this article and extra info

Answer:If You're Using Windows XP You Need To Read This

Unless you like XP and dont want to spend loads of money updating your programs.
You need to check that all your programs will work on the newer systems. I still have computers running Win 3.1,95,98 and Me that I wont upgrade because of some old programs that I use for special jobs.

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When i put in the dvd+rw windows says:

Windows cannot read the disk, it may be corrupted

but it works fine in the sony handycam.

I managed to get the files thru picture package (the program that comes with the camera) and it works except when i press the COPY DVD option, the descr. is copy the files on your dvd to your computer or another dvd, but it does not recognize the camera thru usb conection although windows does.

Also, when i connect the usb plugs, in the camera, the videos are NOT mpg, avg, wmv, etc. They are weird files i have never seen before. But there is a program that says avi player in the direcory and it can play the files and so can windows media player.
 

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win 10 won't read any of my cds, what do I do?

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Hello.my problem is now i was using windows 7, then i checked for windows upgrade and it changed the windows into windows 10 automatically, from then The windows reads only 1 CPU from the 2, which already being read in the BIOS "as shown in the PICs" So what should i do to make windows 10 read my 2 CPUs, BTW the windows version i use is " Windows 10 Pro "http://imgur.com/fjcE1ibhttp://imgur.com/nuubWWahttp://imgur.com/wT5ik8Thttp://imgur.com/RojwJRz

Answer:Windows 10 don't read my Sec. CPU

Are both CPUs the exact same model? I've found some info where Device manager lists 8 cores/CPUs that are the same, but you only have four accessible if the second Physical CPU is not the same model.Are there BIOS updates available for your motherboard? Check and see if there are release notes indicating changes to multi-CPU OS support.IKt might even be necessary to do a clean Install of Windows 10 in order for both Processors to be available.

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Code:
(I'm trying it this way now, instead of a Word file.)

Where Windows 8 Keeps ...... Everything!

This isn't a tutorial -- It doesn't tell you how to do any particular thing.
I've just put together all the bits and pieces on every location in which apps
are stored, displayed, or accessed. The last part -- "The Sources" -- is what ties it all together,
and attempts to answer some of the questions that have been thrown around (largely by me)
regarding the system folders, many of them hidden, whose contents are used as the contents
of the display elements of Windows 8 (Start Screen, Desktop, Taskbar, and so on) --
in other words, the "Sources" of those display elements.

(1) THE DISPLAY ELEMENTS: These are created internally by the system for you to view and use.
They can be used to launch apps, and in some cases to pin or unpin them.
The Metro Start Screen shows just those apps that have been pinned there.
The Metro All?Apps Screen shows all apps.
(Well, almost all. It apparently doesn't show the "Administrative Tools.")
The Desktop shows just those apps that have been moved there or created there.
The Taskbar shows just those apps that have been pinned there, and your toolbars if any.

(2) THE TOOLBARS: You can create and add to your taskbar any of the following toolbars.
The Built?in Desktop Toolbar, which has already been created for you, shows the apps on your Desktop,
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Answer:Now Read it Here: Where Windows 8 Keeps Everything

Much better, thanks.

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hi.

I have a problem, my dvd rom can't read windows cd. I want to reformat my computer and it doesn't boot everytime I'm trying to install a new version of windows.

I tried inserting other discs and it can read the others.

Tnx.
 

Answer:Can't read windows cd

did you try booting from the Windows CD? Is your BIOS boot order set to boot from the DVD first?
 

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After i setup windows 10 home, and install drivers my laptop vga read that it only 32 mb although my ati vga card is 2gb this problem happens with windows 10 only and i cannot play any games because of this problem, i have installed all display drivers but problem not fixed.

Answer:Windows 10 read that my vga is 32 mb

MedhatNo1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!The problem with laptops is that, due to the specialized hardware, the MS drivers don't work well; instead, you need the drivers that ONLY the OEM can provide, in this case, HP. Please follow these instructions for finding your detailed product number -- which we need to be able to check for HP Win10 drivers: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03754824?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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windows will not read CD-R..Changed CD-s Computer does not recognize my CD drive. Needs to be formatted but it came formatted

Answer:windows will not read CD-R or CD-RW

Try uninstalling the cdrom and then reboot and hopefully it will re-install the device afresh.This link (scroll down a little to " kodi"'s post) for exact details.http://tinyurl.com/k6a5r4z

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Right now, I am currently running 32bit Windows Vista Home Premium. My computer is an AMD Phenom X2 Quad-Core 9550 and I have 6gb of memory and it originally came with 64bit Windows Vista Home Premium. Unfortunately my hard drive had to be replaced and FutureShop decided to install 32bit. So yes my computer does support 64bit. When I pop in the DVD, it says: The version of this file is not compatible with your version of Windows blah blah blah. Ok, thats fine. I'll do a clean install.

So I try and reboot my system. I set the bios so that my DVD drive is first (SATA DVD drive) and it doesn't detect the Windows 7 disk and doesn't say to press to continue or something. I tried the disk on my Asus laptop and it detected fine and said press to continue or whatever, but my laptop isn't 64bit compatible so I didn't install it. After trying this, I figured it could be the DVD. So I burn another copy but slower (4x) and still no go. I put in my old windows XP disk into my computer and it detects it but then I try putting in the windows 7 disk and it doesn't. Please someone help, I've tried using an old IDE DVD drive that I had and still nothing. Disconnected all the USB ports. Even tried running the windows 7 disk while the hard drive was disconnected. Still doesn't detect it. My computer is HP.

Answer:Windows 7 won't read

I have the same problem......
Dont read the disc and dont show the "Press to continue... etc etc...

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I know this question has been asked a lot but here goes. I have a Dell Inspiron 530s with a Core 2 Duo E6550 processor and 2 GB DDR ram. I am only going to be using this computer as a media server, running iTunes to connect to my AppleTV. What do you advise installing for my use, 32 or 64 bit? Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 64 bit or 32 bit 2GB Ram - Please Read

32 bit. The main reason to install 64 bit is if you have more than 4GB of RAM. In addition the 64bit uses more of the available RAM thus leaving less for applications.

However, if you plan on adding more memory then install the 64 bit. 2GB of RAM is what Microsoft lists as minimum for the 64 bit OS.

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Question: Read-only Windows

I have a read only windows setup and I need to know what folders and files need to be accessible for installs to work properly. Thanks
I'm trying to be very specific in these rules aswell.
 

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Hi ppl,
i wrote this about my pc being slow and crashing all the time.
i checked and the regestration entries for my geniune windows is not there anymore.my msn,youtube,email arent working either.my windows is gone fake and i cant do much.my anti virus and antispyware cant find the problem either.the problem might be that i have a virus/spyware or either its beacuse of some themes of vista i treid.plz help my bro is very mad as he bought the pc.respond a.s.a.p
 

Answer:Help with windows xp-plz read

Have you tried a system restore to a date prior to installing the junk?

Otherwise, Click here and download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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every time I click an icon on my desktop a message window flashes up on the screen
'Windows cannot find'
http://login etc.etc.etc.
but then the page that I want appears. How can I get rid of this nuisance window? Thank you. David.
 

Answer:Windows cannot read etc.

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Is there a way in Windows 7 to apply read-only + execute to a whole drive like chmod 555 can in Linux?
 

Answer:read-only in Windows 7

Check the security tab of the folder properties in Explorer, or more specifically advanced permissions ('traverse folder / execute file').
 

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At first, I uninstalled something like "Family Driver (i don't actually know it's name) " , and after realizing that my pc couldn't read some drives without it I restored it back using "Backup and Restore". And there it is, pc could not identify nor read the lte inserted in it. Please help me, it would mean a lot to me.

Answer:Windows 7 PC won't read my LTE wi-fi

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Can you please fill in your System Specs ... The Link below will help you achieve this ...

System Info - See Your System Specs
What is the exact Model Number of your WiFi Adapter ? Do you have any errors in the Device Manager ?

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Hello.my problem is now i was using windows 7, then i checked for windows upgrade and it changed the windows into windows 10 automatically, from then The windows reads only 1 CPU from the 2, which already being read in the BIOS "as shown in the PICs" So what should i do to make windows 10 read my 2 CPUs, BTW the windows version i use is " Windows 10 Pro "http://imgur.com/fjcE1ibhttp://imgur.com/nuubWWahttp://imgur.com/wT5ik8Thttp://imgur.com/RojwJRz

Answer:Windows 10 don't read my Sec. CPU

Are both CPUs the exact same model? I've found some info where Device manager lists 8 cores/CPUs that are the same, but you only have four accessible if the second Physical CPU is not the same model.Are there BIOS updates available for your motherboard? Check and see if there are release notes indicating changes to multi-CPU OS support.IKt might even be necessary to do a clean Install of Windows 10 in order for both Processors to be available.

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I reinstalled windows started on my dell mini i thought i could read the key but apparently it was wrong so now i have no idea what to do.

I called dell and they told me to just buy a new key.
 

Answer:can't read windows key

Why dont you use the recovery partition?
 

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I know this question has been asked a lot but here goes. I have a Dell Inspiron 530s with a Core 2 Duo E6550 processor and 2 GB DDR ram. I am only going to be using this computer as a media server, running iTunes to connect to my AppleTV. What do you advise
installing for my use, 32 or 64 bit? Thanks for your help in advance.

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Basically I have an issue with the boot up. I got a Windows XP Pro sp2 install disk from my friend and little did I know it turned out to be a friggin' German made version. So I install it anyways figuring it won't matter all that much. But here is the thing, I installed it and when I did the reformat it did the BSOD... blue screen. Now every time I go to install it says that I have an error... well at least I think it does. It is in German. I also went to install another version of XP and it CONSTANTLY installs the version(s) in GERMAN! I mean I put in the REAL XP ENGLISH CD and it goes to the German setup. I tried to boot into TinyXP AND Media center goes right to German. I made a boot-disk that for some reason goes RIGHT to German setup. I want to know if there is any way to completely reformat the H/D from CMD/in Windows (which I figure it can't) I have all the versions on hand and all specs of my PC if needed. Um, lets see... I tried to boot into the F8 menu but it's in German as well... I have the Boot-Disk with all the tools needed. just need to know what to do. Please help me, I am somewhat desperate. Counter Strike Source is calling me.
 

Answer:Only Read This If You Know About Windows

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I just got a new computer.It has been fast until today.I can't explain it.It is or seems slower then it was.Here's my hijack log.....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:37:49 PM, on 5/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\111550~1\EE\AOLHOS~1.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\111550~1\EE\AOLServiceHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\shellmon.exe
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Answer:Help Need...Please Read!!! For Windows XP

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All of a sudden windows cannot read any CD's or DVD's - initially I thought the problem was with the drive but I can boot from the CD ROM and can burn data onto a CD, I have tried another DVD drive and multiple types of CD'S & DVD's. I have uninstalled & reinstalled the drives but still have had no success, any help would be appreciated.

Oh I have an IBM Thinkpad the drives are hot swappable and I have tried both CD's & drives in a friends Thinkpad and they work fine... go figure
 

Answer:Windows cant read any CD's or DVD's

have a look in device manager
start>
control panel>
system>
hardware tab>
device manager button>

look at
DVD/CDrom drives

hit the +

also any ! X or ?
 

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All of a sudden windows cannot read any CD's or DVD's - initially I thought the problem was with the drive but I can boot from the CD ROM and can burn data onto a CD, I have tried another DVD drive and multiple types of CD'S & DVD's. I have uninstalled & reinstalled the drives but still have had no success, any help would be appreciated.

Oh I have an IBM Thinkpad the drives are hot swappable and I have tried both in a friends Thinkpad and they work fine... go figure
 

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If I do a file backup on windows 7, can windows XP read it, and then restore those files onto the Windows XP computer?

(not system image, just a backup)

Or do I have to manually copy and paste the desired files onto an external HDD and transfer them to Windows XP?

Thank you for your time.
 

Answer:Can Windows XP read a file backup of Windows 7?

I don't think that Windows 7 can read backup files from XP...not sure the other way round.

But I would copy and paste or use a third party backup program to be sure.
 

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I burned some files on a CD. AVI and DivX files. And the computer used to read them fine when I put them back in the CD-ROM and played or copied back to HDD.

I recently did a reformat on both PCs and installed all the same software back on the HDD. But when I put the CDs in any of the ROMs on either PC no files show up in the drive. One says that the CD may be corrupt or Windows does not recognize it. I dont understand. I dont have this problem with any other CDs, even ones that I have burned. Only ones with DivX or AVI.

When I try to manually open the drive in My Computer, it opens up fine. Doesnt say Please Insert Disk. Just doesnt show the file. I tried showing hidden files bo no go.

Does anybody know what may be the problem?
 

Answer:Windows not read files on CD

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I have an item I am donating to an auction. The charity needs the artwork for the brochure sent to them on a CDROM. They include the words "MAC format, CMYK Build, high res. image in place" in the contract they sent me.

I'm running Windows 98 SE. The files I have are tif's, and I view them with Kodak's image viewer that resides on my PC.

Can I send these tif's, which are 32 MB apiece, to the art guy? Can he view these tif's on his MAC without me altering them?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Will
 

Answer:Can a MAC read a .tif that I view in Windows?

TIFF is supposed to be universal and should read on a MAC if the person knows what he or she is doing. The reason I add that caveat is that the Photoshop save dialog does have a different coding for Mac and PC.

With your software limitations I would think your bigger problem would be CYMK. Jobs are usually submitted to large printing houses in CYMK because the output is usually better and a little closer to the original. But Iíve dealt with specialty shops that make plates for commercial printing and they accept any TIFF you want to send them. If the charity canít take a RGB Windows TIFF I would guess they have a volunteer compiling the brochures with a Mac and very little software.
 

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I have an ipod hdd and I can't get it to read in windows, i'm using an internal zif to parallell ata converter
 

Answer:Zif ipod hdd won't read in windows

Hello, killer8472, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

Please take a moment to read the following threads to make your experience here as enjoyable as possible

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Knowing someone's location in the world can be extremely helpful, even if you just put a country.

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

With regards to your problem, do you not have an ipod to put the drive in? Also what message comes up, if any?
 

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I burned some files (16gb in total) in a blu ray (25gb capacity) with ImgBurn. The format that I used was UDF 2.5. No problem with that but when I tried to copy some files from the Blu Ray windows 8 can not read from the disc. Anybody knows what wrong with this. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 8 do not read udf 2.5 format

C/P

Dear valued Customer,

UDF 1.02 as first released UDF revision is know by most implementation on the market. It is used for DVD-Video for instance.

UDF 1.50 defect management makes it the usual choice for CD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RW (except MRW, as they do have defect management at hardware level) .

File streams of UDF 2.00 allows to have multiple stream per file, like on NTFS. ACL and power calibration are optional features not used by InCD.

Real Time Files from UDF 2.01 is useful for streaming, for instance video streaming.

The metadata partition from UDF 2.50 regroups the metadata information (information about files, directory and the volume in general) in a partition on the media, so both (read) access is faster and a duplicate of this information is possible (with sector-to-sector match so a recovery software can re-build the information even if both partitions are partially damaged).

Best regards

Technical Support

Ahead Software AG

End C/P

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../hh824847.aspx

Not sure if this helps - but try UDF v102

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There is a great site that anyone who uses rewindows should check out. Its Since most people have to reformat and might need tools to repair & recover, its something worth looking into. Just thought everyone should know.
 

Answer:All Windows Users .... Please Read!!!

Hi and welcome to MajorGeeks.

Please be aware that we don't support or condone illegal activities!

That so called great site is offering pirated software.

Anyway, we have most things here, and they are legal.
 

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Hi,

I wish to read CMOS RAM under windows...It shouldn't be written through device driver ie, Reading CMOS through inp or outp calls shouldn't be done...is there any win32 APIi....

Any suggestion will be appreciated and thanks in advance....

Best regards,
mohan.
 

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I am sorry if this subject has been posted before. No matter what disk i put into either the CD RW or CD ROM drive I get this error message "Windows can not read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with windows" this started all of a sudden. I have taken out the drives and installed different ones and I get the same message. I have also taken the drives that get that error message and mount them in a different PC and they work just fine. I have seen this posted at other sites but I don't seem to find a fix. By the way disks work fine in other PC's

mw
 

Answer:Windows can't read disk

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Hi
I was hoping someone could answer this problem for me..

My notebook came preinstalled with windows 8 standard and now I am trying to do a clean install of windows 8.1 pro. i have a legit valid key and MS has confirmed it, but when i install using this key the product ID is different then the product ID for the key..

I have tried installing via usb and replaced the install.wim file which was meant to work but it didnt, after install its still showing up with the same product iD and phone activation numbers, i also tried adding a pid.txt file with my key and even though it installed 8.1pro without a key, again the numbers were the different to my product ID and phone actiation numbers were wrong.. this key which is valid will allow me to use during install, but after install i run command slui 3 and then try input in the 8.1pro keys but it says key is invalid even thought its valid and been confirmed by MS.. i then tried another legit win 8.1 pro key and same thing it says the key isnt valid..

i need to work out how to by pass the bios key so i can use my own key..

the install does install 8.1 pro with no probs but activation wont work.

I spoke to MS and they said i need to talk with support and they are not open until monday and im not even sure ill get home in time to call them before they shut, so if anyone has for a fix, its will be greatly appreciated..

thanks

Answer:i need windows to read my new key and not the key in bios

Hi there.

1) DISABLE Protected Boot in BIOS.

2) You now have a choice - leave UEFI on if it's OK - windows will boot as you've got a proper Windows installation disk -- or "enable legacy mode". if you want to use "the old fashioned method".

Note though if you boot in legacy mode you won't be able to boot from GPT disks so I'd leave the UEFI mode on -- the key thing though is you have to DISABLE the protected boot which can only be done from the BIOS settings. Usually Press DEL or F2 or whatever to get the computers BIOS menu at boot time.

BTW BACKUP the installed system BEFORE you do any changes so you can always restore if stuff gets hosed up or you need to send computer back for repair etc.

Cheers
jimbo

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It's because my 2nd hard drive says "access denied" when it shouldn't be. It probably doesn't recognize me as the main user, but it's pissing me off that I can't get to my library of main programs.

Answer:Reinstalled Windows 7, now won't read HDD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DennoCoil


It's because my 2nd hard drive says "access denied" when it shouldn't be. It probably doesn't recognize me as the main user, but it's pissing me off that I can't get to my library of main programs.



When you re-install the HD is owned by the new GUID (globally unique ID). All you probably have to do is take ownership. You can find the instructions on how to in the tutorial section here on seven forums.

Let us know if that doesn't help

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I am trying to access my DOS files in Windows XP and I keep getting a message to insert a disk into the floppy drive. The disk is in the drive and I suspect that I'm having problems because the file is probably a DOS file. Is there any way that I can access these files?

Answer:How can I read a DOS file in Windows XP

odds are the disk is bad and can't be read in the floppy drive.What is the file format of these files? In other words Word docs/excel/???Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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Hello.

I need your help, i am running Windows 7 RC Build 7100.

and my UAC keeps disabling it self. Now i recently got a Virus names msa.exe which i removed Via MBAM and double checked the Regrestry keys and found nothing related to that. I also scanned my E drive (Windows 7 C Drive) with AVG using Slow scan and found nothing harmful.

Help please.

I honestly doubt it is a Hardware related problem.

Answer:Windows 7 UAC disables itself Read for more.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Snagg57


Hello.

I need your help, i am running Windows 7 RC Build 7100.

and my UAC keeps disabling it self. Now i recently got a Virus names msa.exe which i removed Via MBAM and double checked the Regrestry keys and found nothing related to that. I also scanned my E drive (Windows 7 C Drive) with AVG using Slow scan and found nothing harmful.

Help please.

I honestly doubt it is a Hardware related problem.


Its physically impossible for hardware or a hardware related problem to disable UAC

Install MSE and do a full system scan, It should identify and remove any viruses it finds (MSE has the best detection rate atm) http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

You can also use System Restore for restoring Windows back before you obtained this infection, It might also be wise to replace your RC 7100 version before it expires shortly

Steven

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i got a computer from rent-a-center and i wanna know if i could put windows VISTA on the PC while they dont know???... ( im renting the pc intell payed off )
 

Answer:Windows Vista and more please read!

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I am working on a Sony Vaio PCV-V200G wich will recognize any Cd/DVD Media as blank in a Mat****a UJ-810 drive. I have attempted to clean drive as system is dirty. No change. The system will boot to a Cd but once in windows it will not read anything!

Frustrated with Sony Vaio sillyness.

Thank you,
Josh
 

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Alright so I've had this gaming windows 7 computer for quiet some time. Unfortunately, the computer keeps crashing out of no-where. And it's usually when i'm gaming. When I start it back up, It has an error saying "Hard-drive will not read" or something like that. Right now, It's in the shop getting fixed by professionals. Does anyone have any idea what is causing my gaming computer to crash while in game?

Answer:Driver won't read from windows 7

If you already have it being looked at in the shop, then it doesn't really need explanation here, and we most likely won't be any better off figuring it out than those who have direct access to the PC. Given that you were given errors about the hard drive, then you most likely have a drive controller (motherboard) or drive failure. Again, one can't tell with just word of mouth. Data is necessary in order to ascertain cause without just going on complete speculation (if one can even call it speculation).

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Problem:
My DVD Rom is listed on My computer but it is not able to read or write. This was working properly at the purchase of the notebook but stopped working perhaps during or after the installation of some software.

System:
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit, Service Pack 1, Gateway NV57H Model
DVD Rom: Pioneer DVD-RW DVRTD10rs

I have observed:
1. There is NO yellow symbol next to DVD/CD-ROM drives in Device manager.
2. Under DVD ROM properties in device manaer, Devise Status says,
---
This device is working properly.
Windows did not start a related device driver. To learn more, click the Driver tab and then click Driver Details.
---

3. Under driver details for this drive is listed 4 drivers as follows:
1...system32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys
2...system32\drivers\NTIDrvr.sys
3...system32\Drivers\PxHlpa64.sys
4...system32\drivers\UBHelper.sys

Steps taken:
I have used Microsoft's Fix it tool
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
It says under issues found: Media in CD/DVD Rom is not readable (The drive is empty or the media format is not supported)

I have also tried deleting upper/lower registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} as suggested in some forums.

I have also tried disabling cdrom.sys driver and restarting the notebook which seems to reinstall cdrom.sys driver upon restart but problem persists.

Regardless of all attempts it still is unable to read or write to dv... Read more

Answer:Unable to read DVD Rom on Windows 7

Greetings, masipay, and welcome to MajorGeeks...

Looks like you've tried most of the normal first troubleshooting steps. Couple of quickies:

1. Is the drive listed by your BIOS? If so, does everything look kosher there?

2. Do you have a bootable disk, such as a Windows disk, Linux, recovery, etc.? If so, you might try setting your boot order in BIOS to 'CD/DVD first' and boot to that disk. If the boot is successful, then we can guess that some 3rd-party program might be causing the problem. This also leads to my next suggestion:

3. Any symptoms change when Windows is booted to Safe Mode?
 

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hi,
I newly installed windows 7 to my computer which had xp before. My problem is that my external hdd is recognized by windows 7 (also by vista in my notebook) but can not be read by both (ntfs par.). The funny thing is my old xp installation and my second linux system in the same computer have no problem reading it at all, also any other xp computer can read it. Any ideas ???
thanks

ps: I can not access the file system. window, says I need to format it, but normally any ntfs under xp should be also readable under 7.

Answer:Windows 7 wont read ext. hdd but xp can ?

Hello kamillokum, Welcome!
Could you please post a screenshot of your Disk Management?

Thanks,
~Jonathan

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Before you attempt to install Windows 7, it will save you a LOT of grief if you do some homework beforehand.

If you have a big box system ie Dell, HP, etc; then go to the web site of the system maker and check for driver support.

If you have a custom build, then go to the board maker's site and do the same.
As an example, nvidia is NOT releasing driver support for the older nforce chipsets. Intel is NOT releasing support for the 9xx series of chipsets. If you install Windows 7 and there is no chipset driver, then you may end up with some things not working, etc.

If you have older hardware ie printer, scanner, sound card, etc, then do a search for drivers.

While it is possible to hack the driver files to use a vista driver, it is somewhat involved and will cost you a LOT of cash unless you can edit the driver files yourself.
 

Answer:Please read BEFORE you install Windows 7

Intel is NOT releasing support for the 9xx series of chipsetsClick to expand...

Are you sure, I just checked for the 910 and 945, W7 drivers are available for download at Intel
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So I have Vista Home Premium, and I downloaded Windows 7 off the Windows site, and backed-up files and such, BUT, I have a 704 mb cd, but its not enough too Burn it too a disk.

I was wondering if extracting would work. And what I should do and such.

Any help helps me.

I am on 32 bit.

Thank you!

-RyeRye

Answer:Upgrading to Windows 7. [please read]

You can use PowerIso and mount the image and then just install as normal.

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ehh my whenever i restart and go into the system setup it shows that my cdrom is there but when i long into windows xp and go into my computer folder it doesnt show the icon for my cdrom when i put a cd in the cdrom the light blinks the cd spins and then it stops nothing else happens. Heh and the cdrom was working fine last night so i have no clue whats wrong i just tryed to burn something today an it wouldnt work ehhh i need help an i need it quick
 

Answer:Windows Xp cant read my Cdrom

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I was using the Window 7 RC but now I must go back to XP because of the RC bihourly shutdowns. Buying Win 7 is not an option right now for me, I am too poor, but thank you for the chance to try Win 7, I enjoyed it.

PROBLEM: When i try to install Windows XP from my original XP Home Disk, I get the error 'Setup could not read cd or cd is not a valid windows cd'. Well I know the disk drive is working because I tested it. I know the disk is valid because this is the original XP disk (I have all the paperwork etc)

Now I am not a computer wiz but I know the basics. I have searched for a few hours and tried to resolve the problem but can not.

What can I do now? I need to get XP back on here because instant shut downs every 2 hrs is messing things up for me.

Any help is appreciated, or possible solutions.

Answer:Windows 7 RC back to XP: 'can not read cd'

Check for smudges you can wash or wipe off of the CD.

Are you trying to boot the CD? Is it the CD for XP which came installed with that computer, or a retail copy you bought separately? Has it been installed on that computer before from that CD?

When you installed Win7, did it create a windows.old folder in the root of the C drive? If so, you can roll back to XP using that.

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I have a 12xl427 compaq laptop. I installed a dvd drive and it stopped working and I think I deleted the program for it. I reinstalled the cd drive, and windows now does not recognize it.
This happened a quite while ago.
An answer from compac support said to reset the BIOS to Defaults. reinstall the cd drive and restart the computer. Still it does not recognize the drive. My ace nephew is stumped. Any body have an idea
 

Answer:Windows does not read my cd drive.

johnkd51,

Welcome to TSG.

Does the CD-Rom have an LED, if so does it come on at boot?

Since you didn't post the OS you are running I will assume it is 95 or 98.

Did you remove the DVD from device manager?
Are there any exclamation marks in device manager?
 

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I've a Windows NT server. I want the users to be able to read the file, but not able to copy the files. I understand that this is not possible in Microsoft techology.

Are there any 3rd party applications that allow such things?
 

Answer:Want to Read only not copy on Windows NT

So you want someone to be able to read a file, but not copy it? How exactly do you expect that to work?

Ex:
I can read a word document full of stuff. I select all and hit copy and then paste into notepad on my disk on key.

What is the problem you are trying to solve?
 

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Microsoft knowledge base article #884130 lists numerous software programs that may not work properly after you have upgraded to Windows XP SP2. The problem seems to be connected with using the Windows-based firewall. My suggestion would be to disable this firewall(which I do anyway) and use a third-party firewall.
 

Answer:Have You Installed Windows XP SP2? Read This

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Specifications:
Samsung X460 Laptop
intel Centrino 2

Problem: I recently recieved a windows 7 upgrade media for Samsung. I put the CD in and it starts to get louder and beeps continuously, but nothing loads from the CD. I tried going to MY COMPUTER and clicking on the CD, but it wouldnt open.

Any ideas?

Answer:Windows 7 upgrade CD won't read

win7 should be a DVD, does your laptop have a DVD drive ?

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Hi there.
I just noticed there is no Read and Run Me First specified for Windows 7 version. I was sad, so I thought I would bring it up.

cheers
 

Answer:Windows 7 Malware Read & Run Me First

There most certainly *is*

 

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Inspiron laptop needs to be returned to factory settings via system image as it has a virus. The computer show dvd drive but cannot read from disc so csnnot boot. Help. Laptops is running Window 7 home

Answer:windows 7 cannot read from DVDdrive

Shouldn't need DVD

Start the computer.
As the computer starts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
Press the down arrow to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, then press Enter.
Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

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So I just upgraded to Windows 7 home premium on my Compaq Presario F700 this evening. All was going great until it was time to start transferring files back over to my laptop. The first files I transferred were setup files for various programs and not in a folder on my external hard drive (Seagate 500gig in Metal Gear Box enclosure). Those files transferred without any problem however, when I went to open one of my folders on the drive, it said that the folder was empty and that it needed to be formatted. The hard drive and folder worked fine when I was running vista. My other external hard drive (Seagate 320 gig in Metal gear box enclosure) works fine. Both drives say they are NTFS file systems. Also when I look at my computer, it says that over 140 gigs of space is used.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Windows 7 cannot read my external

I have that randomly with my external hard drive as well. Says it needs to be formatted. Which obviously is not the case. Try rebooting your computer and plugging the external drive into another usb port. Try also rebooting your external drive. Good luck!

Snarks

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cd and dvd can;t read or write on system. How can i fix this problem? I ran the fix it but it said an unknown problem was on the . disk how do I fix this.
 

Answer:cd and dvd are not being read by windows vista

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hi. I have a Win 7 64 desktop system with
primary drive 2.5" Corsair M4 250GB SSD (OS, some programs, some data files)

secondary drive 3.5" Western Digital 3TB HD (some programs, some data files)

I do not use Bitlocker or any other explicit drive encryption.
question:
if my motherboard were to burn out tomorrow, would I be able to move either/both drives into a new desktop PC (presume Win 10 64 pro) and read any/all files from these drives?
thanks

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I used to have XP as my O/S and scanned a lot of files.
The scanned files have an extension .max

Since I switched to Windows 7 I cannot read ( open ) them anymore.Searching Google provided no
valuable solution,therefore I wonder if anybody on this Forum can help ?

What I am looking for is a program that let's me read the .max files.

I appreciate your help

AntonABC
 

Answer:How to read a .max file in Windows 7

Have a look at http://www.ehow.com/how_7604338_read-max-file.html. There is a link there to also convert them to PDF. Putting your question into any search engine will get you lots of info.
 

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Suddenly when I load any disk including XP Home I get the message "Windows cannot read from disk. Disk might be corrupted or using format not compatible with windows".Anyone any ideas? All help much appreciated.

Answer:Windows cannot read from disk

Have you uninstalled the CD/DVD Drive and rebooted to let the drivers reinstall?If you have and this has made no difference then it seems likely the drive is a goner

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Hi,

I just upgraded from XP to Win 7 ult. I have a Self assembled system Specs are Q9600 with 4GB ram on a Gigabyte P45 mobo.I have 3 HDD divided into 7 Partitions. The moment I installed Win 7 all the folders in all the partition became read only which cannot be changed even if the read only attribute is changed inthe drive properties. I can write tothe root directory of a partition but cannot write to any other folder in any of the partitions.

Did try and copy the contents of one of the partitions to a formatted partition. The moment the files were copied to the destination partition they became read only.

Please help

Regards,

Answer:windows 7 / Folders Read only

This a lot to go through in the link belo but I think this will be the answer.
I think what has happend is that the file permissions may have gotten messed up during the upgrade.
This may have happened due to different users setups on the different systems.
I am by no means very knowledgeable on this but I believe this is the issue.
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articl...rmissions.html

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I have a XP desktop which has c and d ( two partitions ).
C is Fat32, d is NTFS. All the folders in both the drives are set as read only by default.

If i create any folder and try to delete some file under it..it says access denied because the read-only attribute propagates to all the folders.

Though i change the attribute...they are set to read only automatically when i close and reopen windows explorer or if i go one level up/down the directory structure.
Tried changing the attributes by logging in as local administrator but no luck. Tried using dos attrib with -r and -s options but no go

checked the Security option but there is no "deny access". Please help.
 

Answer:windows xp - read-only attribute

Try a system restore if you have encounter this problem last times.
 

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I bought a used IBM thinkpad and it included a cd to load windows 2000. I loaded it but decided to install xp. I ended up with two operating systems. 2000 and xp. I didn't know I had a partition to run both. I deleted the partition somehow and the computer reads that no os can be found. Now I can't get the computer to read the xp cd from the disk drive to continue the setup. I'm stuck!
 

Answer:windows xp setup won't read cd

Try the Ultimate Boot CD, see: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

After you copy off your data I would delete all partitions for a fresh clean install of XP, so you have fewer problems later.
 

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Basically I have a folder, it has been checked read only so all the files in it are also read only.

Now the folder contains songs, that I want to change the info of in iTunes but can't due to them being read only.

Every time I uncheck read only, hit apply, it just simply rechecks itself after I'm done. I have full access, so I don't know what to do anymore.

I tried searching the forums, but that didn't seem to do anything, so if this has been answered before please send me to the thread.

Answer:Windows 7 Won't let me uncheck Read Only

Did you upgrade from Vista and had this folder on songs then? If so you may need to take owership.
In Windows 7, Right-click on the drive and click Properties
On the Security tab, click Edit
Click the Add button and enter your username (I entered it in the format "<ComputerName>\<UserName>")
Check the "Allow Full Control" box and click OK.

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