Thread: New Hard Drive
February 5th, 2011, 11:43 AM #1
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New Hard Drive
I just got a new hard drive, a seagate sata 3gb 1.5 tb. In order to intall it I had to remove my ram and place it back, now one stick will not work. Well that sucks but its not my problem.
I cloned my old hard drive using seagate's disc manager program. It worked, im posting from the new hard drive now, however every single file is read only and i cant fix it. I tried changing security settings and file/folder settings but it just wont budge. Im just really pissed now, I expect things to work correctly. Any suggestions please?
February 5th, 2011, 01:23 PM #2
This happened to my son and he ended up reinstalling.
February 5th, 2011, 02:05 PM #3
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Windows 7 64, Ive managed to get some more folders to let me work with them but I still cant for example create a text file on the C:\ drive. I think that I need to fix it so that i have full privileges.
February 6th, 2011, 08:16 AM #4
Just checking, but are you set to be a member of the "Local Administrators" group..? By default, users who are just "Users" don't have sufficient permissions to write to the root of the drive, or [IIRC] to create folders there...
February 6th, 2011, 12:53 PM #5
try creating a new user w/ admin privileges and see if that works for the new account.
If so, delete the old account and you're fine.
if not, try this:
You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in Windows 7E8400 @ 4.2Ghz (1.18-1.29v)||DFI UT P45-T2RS ||HD6950 (Unlocked Shaders) @ 950/1450||8Gb G-Skill DDR2||Dual Boot: XP=500GB , Win7=120GB Agility SSD, Shared D drive=1TB, Int/Ext 1TB backups.
February 6th, 2011, 02:43 PM #6
The problem is in the way you "cloned" it
a true Cloning should never be done through the OS
You should use something like HDClone to clone the drive from a bootable CD
I'm guessing you will run into other issues as well, I've done the same thing and whenever I used programs run in the OS there were all sorts of odd issues that often only showed up over time and usage.
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