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Old 10-07-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
Mervyn Thomas
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Default Windows can't access disk

Hi I have just restored my entire hard drive from a Paragon disk Image.
The system looks OK but whenever I try to install a program it compalins
that Partition D: is full. In My Computer the screen shows 10.1 GB of 33GB
is free but in properties it shows 0 bytes used space and 0 bytes free
space. Check disk comes back with the response "The disk check could not be
performed because windows can't access the disk".

Can anyone tell me how to get going!
Mervyn



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Old 10-07-2010, 02:30 PM   #2
Roy Smith
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Mervyn Thomas wrote:
> Hi I have just restored my entire hard drive from a Paragon disk Image.
> The system looks OK but whenever I try to install a program it compalins
> that Partition D: is full. In My Computer the screen shows 10.1 GB of 33GB
> is free but in properties it shows 0 bytes used space and 0 bytes free
> space. Check disk comes back with the response "The disk check could not be
> performed because windows can't access the disk".
>
> Can anyone tell me how to get going!


Try this - click on the Start Orb - then on Computer. Now right-click
on the D: partition and select Properties. Next click on the Tools tab,
now click on the "Check now" button in the Error Checking box. Now make
sure there is a checkmark on the line that says "Automatically fix file
system errors" and click on Start. You may be prompted to reboot your
PC, if it asks then allow it to reboot and run the disk error checking
that will take place when the PC starts up again.

It's possible that somehow during the backup or restore process that
your disk file allocation table may have gotten borked. Running the
disk error check should correct this. If it doesn't then I'm at a loss
at what you should do from here.


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Old 10-07-2010, 05:30 PM   #3
Mervyn Thomas
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Well it looks as if both partitions in the disk are now read only because
all the folders are read only I cannot change it. Am I truly scuppered?
Perhaps I should reinstall W7?
Mervyn
"Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.ˇnvalˇdaditos> wrote in message
news:i8kih2$14c$3@news.eternal-september.org...
> On 10/07/2010 01:19 PM, Mervyn Thomas wrote:
>> Hi I have just restored my entire hard drive from a Paragon disk Image.
>> The system looks OK but whenever I try to install a program it compalins
>> that Partition D: is full. In My Computer the screen shows 10.1 GB of
>> 33GB
>> is free but in properties it shows 0 bytes used space and 0 bytes free
>> space. Check disk comes back with the response "The disk check could not
>> be
>> performed because windows can't access the disk".
>>
>> Can anyone tell me how to get going!
>> Mervyn
>>
>>

>
> Check to see if "D" is read only. If not, you've screwed your install and
> I hope you have a back up that isn't an image.
>
> --
> Alias
>



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Old 10-08-2010, 01:30 AM   #4
R. C. White
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?Hi, Mervyn.

For folders (not files), "Read Only" does not mean what it used to mean, and
it hasn't for a few years, since WinXP, at least. While it still says "Read
Only", that is NOT the actual meaning. Please have a look at this KB
article:
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 7
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;326549

The key line from that KB article:
"Unlike the Read-only attribute for a file, the Read-only attribute for a
folder is typically ignored by Windows, Windows components and accessories,
and other programs."

I've never used Paragon, so I can't comment on your actual problem. Since
Symantec bought Partition Manager several years ago, and Microsoft included
Disk Management with Win2K and later Windows versions, I've not needed
third-party disk and partition managers.

What does Disk Management say about your disks and partitions, especially
about your Drive D:? My Computer (actually just "Computer" in Vista/Win7)
only lets us see partitions; Disk Management lets us do much more with them.

RC
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Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3502.0922) in Win7 Ultimate x64
SP1 beta


"Mervyn Thomas" wrote in message
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Well it looks as if both partitions in the disk are now read only because
all the folders are read only I cannot change it. Am I truly scuppered?
Perhaps I should reinstall W7?
Mervyn
"Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.ˇnvalˇdaditos> wrote in message
news:i8kih2$14c$3@news.eternal-september.org...
> On 10/07/2010 01:19 PM, Mervyn Thomas wrote:
>> Hi I have just restored my entire hard drive from a Paragon disk Image.
>> The system looks OK but whenever I try to install a program it compalins
>> that Partition D: is full. In My Computer the screen shows 10.1 GB of
>> 33GB
>> is free but in properties it shows 0 bytes used space and 0 bytes free
>> space. Check disk comes back with the response "The disk check could not
>> be
>> performed because windows can't access the disk".
>>
>> Can anyone tell me how to get going!
>> Mervyn
>>
>>

>
> Check to see if "D" is read only. If not, you've screwed your install and
> I hope you have a back up that isn't an image.
>
> --
> Alias


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Old 10-12-2010, 01:30 PM   #5
Mervyn Thomas
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Thanks for all the help given - in the end several other windows functions
were not working properly either and so I reinsatlled W7 which has cleared
up all the problems but lost all my other software which I will have to
reinstall as well.
I still don't understand what has happened here and now am at a loss as how
to create disk image files with complete assurance that I can restore them
and have fully functional windows again.This was at the heart of my disaster
recovery plan which just did not work as expected. Over the years it has
saved me through several corrupted systems on XP and I thought W7 would also
work.
Do I hear any suggestions?
Mervyn
"R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
news:B5adnZUGHNfn8jPRnZ2dnUVZ_j2dnZ2d@posted.grand ecom...
> ?Hi, Mervyn.
>
> For folders (not files), "Read Only" does not mean what it used to mean,
> and it hasn't for a few years, since WinXP, at least. While it still says
> "Read Only", that is NOT the actual meaning. Please have a look at this
> KB article:
> 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 7
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;326549
>
> The key line from that KB article:
> "Unlike the Read-only attribute for a file, the Read-only attribute for a
> folder is typically ignored by Windows, Windows components and
> accessories, and other programs."
>
> I've never used Paragon, so I can't comment on your actual problem. Since
> Symantec bought Partition Manager several years ago, and Microsoft
> included Disk Management with Win2K and later Windows versions, I've not
> needed third-party disk and partition managers.
>
> What does Disk Management say about your disks and partitions, especially
> about your Drive D:? My Computer (actually just "Computer" in Vista/Win7)
> only lets us see partitions; Disk Management lets us do much more with
> them.
>
> RC
> --
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> rc@grandecom.net
> Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-9/30/10)
> Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3502.0922) in Win7 Ultimate x64
> SP1 beta
>
>
> "Mervyn Thomas" wrote in message
> newsKmro.10496$JF6.10013@newsfe10.ams2...
>
> Well it looks as if both partitions in the disk are now read only because
> all the folders are read only I cannot change it. Am I truly scuppered?
> Perhaps I should reinstall W7?
> Mervyn
> "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.ˇnvalˇdaditos> wrote in message
> news:i8kih2$14c$3@news.eternal-september.org...
>> On 10/07/2010 01:19 PM, Mervyn Thomas wrote:
>>> Hi I have just restored my entire hard drive from a Paragon disk Image.
>>> The system looks OK but whenever I try to install a program it compalins
>>> that Partition D: is full. In My Computer the screen shows 10.1 GB of
>>> 33GB
>>> is free but in properties it shows 0 bytes used space and 0 bytes free
>>> space. Check disk comes back with the response "The disk check could
>>> not be
>>> performed because windows can't access the disk".
>>>
>>> Can anyone tell me how to get going!
>>> Mervyn
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Check to see if "D" is read only. If not, you've screwed your install and
>> I hope you have a back up that isn't an image.
>>
>> --
>> Alias

>



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Old 10-12-2010, 02:30 PM   #6
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"Mervyn Thomas" <mervyn-thomas@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:njZso.10966$AM5.8480@newsfe16.ams2...
> Thanks for all the help given - in the end several other windows functions were not working
> properly either and so I reinsatlled W7 which has cleared up all the problems but lost all my
> other software which I will have to reinstall as well.
> I still don't understand what has happened here and now am at a loss as how to create disk image
> files with complete assurance that I can restore them and have fully functional windows again.This
> was at the heart of my disaster recovery plan which just did not work as expected. Over the years
> it has saved me through several corrupted systems on XP and I thought W7 would also work.
> Do I hear any suggestions?
> Mervyn


Get a spare hard disk, internal or external, and use Windows 7
to create a system image.
At the end of the process you will be asked to create a repair disk.
This is a small bootable iso that fits onto a CD.
If your system crashes boot from the repair disk and re-install
your saved image. It works, I've done it twice on spare boxes.
I usually update my saved image about once a month.
http://www.admin1.myzen.co.uk/Win7BackUP.htm




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Old 10-12-2010, 03:30 PM   #7
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On 10/12/2010 7:27 AM, Dave-UK wrote:
>
> "Mervyn Thomas" <mervyn-thomas@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:njZso.10966$AM5.8480@newsfe16.ams2...
>> Thanks for all the help given - in the end several other windows
>> functions were not working properly either and so I reinsatlled W7
>> which has cleared up all the problems but lost all my other software
>> which I will have to reinstall as well.
>> I still don't understand what has happened here and now am at a loss
>> as how to create disk image files with complete assurance that I can
>> restore them and have fully functional windows again.This was at the
>> heart of my disaster recovery plan which just did not work as
>> expected. Over the years it has saved me through several corrupted
>> systems on XP and I thought W7 would also work.
>> Do I hear any suggestions?
>> Mervyn

>
> Get a spare hard disk, internal or external, and use Windows 7
> to create a system image.
> At the end of the process you will be asked to create a repair disk.
> This is a small bootable iso that fits onto a CD.
> If your system crashes boot from the repair disk and re-install
> your saved image. It works, I've done it twice on spare boxes.
> I usually update my saved image about once a month.
> http://www.admin1.myzen.co.uk/Win7BackUP.htm
>
>
>
>

does the image also cover everything you've installed, or just windows.?

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Old 10-12-2010, 04:30 PM   #8
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"Eric" <eric-allen@peoplepc.com> wrote in message news:i91ri7$dde$1@speranza.aioe.org...
> On 10/12/2010 7:27 AM, Dave-UK wrote:
>>
>> "Mervyn Thomas" <mervyn-thomas@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
>> news:njZso.10966$AM5.8480@newsfe16.ams2...
>>> Thanks for all the help given - in the end several other windows
>>> functions were not working properly either and so I reinsatlled W7
>>> which has cleared up all the problems but lost all my other software
>>> which I will have to reinstall as well.
>>> I still don't understand what has happened here and now am at a loss
>>> as how to create disk image files with complete assurance that I can
>>> restore them and have fully functional windows again.This was at the
>>> heart of my disaster recovery plan which just did not work as
>>> expected. Over the years it has saved me through several corrupted
>>> systems on XP and I thought W7 would also work.
>>> Do I hear any suggestions?
>>> Mervyn

>>
>> Get a spare hard disk, internal or external, and use Windows 7
>> to create a system image.
>> At the end of the process you will be asked to create a repair disk.
>> This is a small bootable iso that fits onto a CD.
>> If your system crashes boot from the repair disk and re-install
>> your saved image. It works, I've done it twice on spare boxes.
>> I usually update my saved image about once a month.
>> http://www.admin1.myzen.co.uk/Win7BackUP.htm
>>
>>
>>
>>

> does the image also cover everything you've installed, or just windows.?
>
> --
> --
> Eric


It's a disk image so whatever's on the disk will be in the image.
To view or access any files in your saved disk image:
http://www.admin1.myzen.co.uk/MountImage.html



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