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By emekusman ·
I have a hard drive which started giving me an error when loading windows saying Paging File missing.... Later it refused to boot and on making it a slave. When trying to access it I et the message "Access Denied".
When i try to reinstall Windows 2000 on it or repair it using the install disk it is always i=unable to copy the systemn files ntdetect.com,ntldr and some other system files. What can i do to access the data on these drive. I have 4 years work on it.

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by dmiles In reply to Unable To Access Hard Dri ...

The number of errors makes it difficult to pin point as a corrupt mbr

First try scanning the drive with anti virus ERD,if no virus or bug is available,start troubleshooting the problem by booting the machine with F8 and selecting Last Known Configuration

If this does not yield any good results,locate the article on TR,pertainging to 200 ways to revive a hard drive.

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Sounds to me like someone has been playing with the NTFS permissions on the drive. I've seen that pagefile error several times before due to that. When it's slaved, will it let you look at the NTFS permissions on the drive?

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by willcomp In reply to Unable To Access Hard Dri ...

If you are denied access when trying to access files or folders, here's the fix.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

If you cannot access drive at all, post a comment and be specific about what you are doing and error message(s).

Dalton

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by emekusman In reply to Unable To Access Hard Dri ...

When I slave the harddrive i see it as drive but when trying to access it, I am told "Access Denied". It's the same thing when i go to the DOS command prompt. I am totally unable to access the drive or files in it. When i tried reinstalling Win2k it refuses to copy the system files into it but detects the Windows installation directory on it.

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by JRod86 In reply to Unable To Access Hard Dri ...

Since you rejected everyone else's answer...try this. Download Knoppix STD and burn it to a cd. This takes a little bit of research and learning, but the forensic software on the cd can help you access your work and burn it to a cd if you have another drive. It's not going to fix the drive, but I'm assuming it's junk anyway.

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he rejected all the answers and didn't answer any of our questions either. i'm fairly confident someone was playing with NTFS permissions.

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by allthegoodnamesweregone In reply to

did you check the permissions to verify that? the only times i've ever seen the pagefile error you're describing is when the permissions are messed up on the drive the pagefile is on.

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