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Old 04-02-2007
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Hard Disk problem
The last few times I've booted up I have been unable to write to my D drive.

I get the message "this drive may be full or write protected".

If I re-boot everything is ok.

I've been running this computer for about 6 weeks now and this has only
started happening over the last 2 days.

I'm running Vista Ultimate 64 bit.

Anyone have any idea what is causing this problem?

Many thanks.
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Old 04-03-2007
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Re: Hard Disk problem


What's on D? Is is possible it's one of those small "recovery" partitions
that a lot of the big-name manufacturers seem to like to put on machines?
How big is D? And is it physically another drive, or is it just a partition?



"Andy Webb" <AndyWebb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> The last few times I've booted up I have been unable to write to my D
> drive.
>
> I get the message "this drive may be full or write protected".
>
> If I re-boot everything is ok.
>
> I've been running this computer for about 6 weeks now and this has only
> started happening over the last 2 days.
>
> I'm running Vista Ultimate 64 bit.
>
> Anyone have any idea what is causing this problem?
>
> Many thanks.


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Old 04-03-2007
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Re: Hard Disk problem
No, its a physical drive of 160Gb.

Nothing special about it, worked fine for six weeks.

I ran RegSupreme Pro registry cleaner yesterday and today it booted fine.

So whether that's solved it I'll just have to wait and see.



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Old 04-04-2007
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Re: Hard Disk problem
"Andy Webb" <AndyWebb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> No, its a physical drive of 160Gb.
>
> Nothing special about it, worked fine for six weeks.
>
> I ran RegSupreme Pro registry cleaner yesterday and today it booted fine.
>
> So whether that's solved it I'll just have to wait and see.


Hmm, watch out for unexplained problems cropping up from nowhere. Registry
cleaners, though they don't cause a problem every time, generally cause more
problems than they fix. Sometimes those problems don't surface right away
either. If it removes a needed entry but you don't access that feature
until some time down the line, then it won't show up until later when that
feature is invoked, and it can be hard to track back to what caused it.

In my opinion the only safe way to use a registry cleaner is in the hands of
an experienced user, who uses it only for suggestions on what to remove, but
does not let it do any automatic cleaning.

--
Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]

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