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cva675

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More than likely I'll leave something out in my discription. I just bought a new hard drive. So I set the jumpers on both drives and now made the new one drive C:. I then istalled Windows, and started to install the usual stuff(antivirus, spybot , internet and so on). I then started to copy some files from the old drive (used to be my drive C:) I coppied most files no problems, until I got an error copy a zip file. It seemed to copy other zip files, but now it won't copy this one and many others. So it copies some zip files but not others. The ones I can't coy I can't do anything with. They are not read only or whatever else security there might be. So now if I reset the jumps on both drives to make my old drive , be the drive C: now and the new drive I jusst bought is now drive D:. I can now copy those very same zip files that I couldn't with the other drive as drive C:. I tried useing regular windows zip instead and I get the same thing. If I now create a zip file with this setup and change the drives around again, I can not read the zip file I just created, when booted up from the new drive I just bought. I tried to make sure I don't have anything funny set in the winzip program that creates a zip file. I am useing admin rights in both cases. I can read and write zip files with the new drive. Like I said, may be forgetting some of the most important info, but I hope with this much someone has seen this problem before. Thanks guys.
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Sounds to me like your drives are fighting for OS control, even if the jumpers are in the right place.. ( This is just a guess though )

Be sure that your old C: is recognized as just a drive, not as the System drive.
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What you say makes sence. But I don't think I know how to check if the drives are set for control or not? Can you give me a few pointers. Now that you say this I did try to open a single folder in my documents on the old drive while booted from the new drive. I think I may try disconnecting the old drive and see if I can read that same file. Thanks for your help.
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