Re: Harddrive user access
Thank you. This seems to have worked. I will keep an eye on the drive to
see if it maintains the 'correct' settings.
"Roy Ballew" wrote:
> The first thing that I do after installing Vista is go thru all Vista
> Folders and right click mouse, Properties,, SET the Security pointing to
> your name (handle on the computer that you are using).
> It takes a little while, but then you should not have to have to get
> permissions all the time on most folders, copying, etc..
> If your WD is separate from Vista, you should not be having that problem
> either. I just added a 3rd HD (WD 640g) to my computer and set it up
> without problem.
> Just go into Control Panel <--Administration Tools. <-- Computer Mgt <--
> Select Disk Management and set the drive up.
> I do things a little different on mine. I boot from an old ME floppy disk,
> FDisk and initialize the HD and set it up as Extended, even though ME can't
> see all of it, It get listed as Extended, I notice Vista wants to make a
> new HD as a primary without options for Extended.
> Boot into Vista and set up the partitions now..
> "JeBuchanan" <JeBuchanan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I have a WD 750G SATA2 HDD connected to the J-Micron controller (part of my
> > Asus P5K motherboard). Problem is, user access (and my own Admin access)
> > is
> > reduced to read-only on this drive. If I re-initialize the drive, access
> > is
> > correct for all users, but after a week, the access is again reduced.
> > Programs using this drive can no longer write to it, causing problems when
> > I
> > have to re-direct information to another drive. I shouldn't have to
> > continuously re-initialize this drive to keep access. Tried changing the
> > settings from the Properties window, but it couldn't write the changes to
> > the
> > drive to allow them to take effect.
> > I am running Vista Ultimate x64, and the controller is set to read the
> > drives as just another drive (no RAID configured in BIOS). Drivers are
> > the
> > most recent I could find. CPU is Intel Quad-Core Q6600 Step 0 and I have
> > 4G
> > RAM.
> > Any solutions/suggestions would be most welcome.