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Disk not accessible

Sometimes back i shared my hp pavillion notebook hard disk over my home network together with the permissions, since then whenever i try to access the hard disk it displays the message "disk not accessible." i tried system restore, that didn't work. what do i do?

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Thanks guys, i forgot to mention that the notebook runs on windows vista. i tried your suggestion though creative mind, i was still prompted with same message. my home network is not using the internet, i simply use it to back up important files and documents.
thanks once again guys.

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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Check out ur internet connection security options,ur access maybe denied by network.
you could also reinstall windows and when it comes to the installation option choose repair.not in the first window.when you boot from disk a option of install or repair(press "r")appears ...choose install.sys checks for existing os and asks install or repair (second window option) at this point you can choose similar to restore only replaces default values and leaves existing software you may of installed personally intact.

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Its probebly because of some virus
you didn't mention that your home network is using internet or not
if yes then probebly you get any vrus from net which is not allowing to see you your disk drive
find any good antivirus and scan your hard drive
dont relay on your exixting anti virus it might not working now
and one more thing to do
whichever drive you can not open try to open it from run
start > run > c:
it shows you c drive in case of c drive 's problem
now find autorun.inf and delet all content from it and save blank autorun.inf
sothat your os will work on its own and not relay on autorun.inf
try this out

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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