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'X:\ is not accessible. Access is denied' Errors


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wehey

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Hi,

I have a PC running XP Pro SP3.

Whenever I try to access media in my DVD-R drive I get the following:

'E:\ is not accessible. Access is denied' The CD will show as full but with 0 byte size on the properties tab.
If I run a CD pre-Windows such as a boot disc, the CD drive works absolutely fine.

Likewise, whenever I install a USB flash drive into the machine, Windows will detect and install it before generating the same error 'F:\ is not accessible. Access is denied'

I have tried repairing the XP installation with original disc and the problem is still there. Is this a registry error?

I'm sure anyone has more of a clue than me on this one!

Appreciate any help,
Thanks,

Mark
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wannabe1

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Hello wehey...

I apologize for the delay in getting to you.

This sounds like a permissions issue. Are you using an account with Administrator permissions?

Right click on one of the drives in My Computer and choose "Properties". Is there a "Security" tab visible in the Properties window?

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wehey

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Hi,

Thanks for the reply, I've been away over xmas so haven't had a chance to check...

I'm not logged on as administrator generally, however the problem still exists when logged on as admin.

If I right-click on devices I get 'sharing and security' in the drop-down, however in properties there is only a sharing tab.

These options do NOT appear on the faulty CD drive however.

Any thoughts on this?

Thankyou,
Mark
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