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« on: May 13, 2004, 01:19:21 AM »

Operating System Version: XP
Problem Application Name & Version: PRO sp1
Problem Hardware Make & Model: 40G max 7200
Error Messages:  access denied.

Hi, Reward is based on how much I can salvage (obviously) but I will mail you cash (a cheque).
OK, so, I tried to update my XP to XP sp1 as I have typically done in the past (upgraded over older OSs).
I know it's better to backup and format, but I did neither. Stupid me.
Now the install is running as planned (on my 40G) then at about the "34min left" in the "installing devices" stage... my pc goes to a black DOS screen (cursor in top right corner) and then resets.  
Starts again, and windows tries to start where it left off... at the "installing devices" stage.  This vicious cycle continued for an entire afternoon.  
SO, i tried safe mode, solved nothing.  
Now I put my secondary drive with data(80G) as master and do a fresh install, slave the 40G and browse for my files.
I CAN RETRIEVE HALF MY FILES... some of my folders (the ONLY one i need with my resume, website design files, app .exes, etc. etc.) says "Access Denied".
Next I go to run->CMD-> and try to "xcopy" all from the folder into the 80G.  Same result ... access denied.  Now i'm pissed.Undecided
I unplugged all my USB connections and etc. and the install still won't finish.
I also dont' think it's permissions because, I set myself as the administrator... unless i missed a step or I have to have the EXACT same admin as before the install..?

Have I lost everything from those folders??
It would save me sooooo much time and hair if someone couls help... that's y im willing to PAY.  you can email me at if you'd like.
Thankyou very much... and suggestions could make you $$ if it helps.

Thanks for you help! =D
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2004, 03:06:49 AM »

Hi Rich,
This program can help get your stuff back,but it's not free.
Take care.

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2004, 01:11:11 PM »


If your files are under "Documents and Settings" then the permission on the files are set for each users and the admin account. The admin account you're using may have the same name but to Windows they are different accounts because the SID is different. Log in as "Admin", right click "c:\Documents and Settings\FOLDER" (where FOLDER is the username where the file you want to recover reside) or any other folder and select Properties, then select the "Security" tab. Make sure your admin account is listed and has Full Control. Click on the Advanced button. Go to the OWNER tab and select your admin account and check the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" and hit OK.

This is also explained here:;en-us;Q308421

Let us know if this does it.

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