Question about SmartDisk FireLite USBFLB120 120 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
I am Tanius. I was trying to re-install my windows-XP in my Toshiba laptop (no floppy only CD/DVD drive) while it rebooted itself in the middle of the installation process. Well It might be the reason for my problem.
The problem is:
> I can't access my "MyDocs" folder as I always moved it into drive-'E' (not 'C' or 'D') for safety. Unfortunately I don't have any backup for it. It shows the ..error message "Access is denied."
> The folder properties shows "Size= 0 bytes" and "Contains= "0 files, 0 folders".
The positive side:
> When I scanned the folder with my anti virus software (Norton), I did scan all files and folders as normal. I can see all the files and folders' full path details.
The solutions I tried (but the problem remains):
> Re-install with the WindowsXP-home edition-CD that I got after buying the laptop.
> Re-install with a different WindowsXP-professional-CD.
> Unable to copy/cut somewhere else..same error message "Access is denied."
> Unable share..same error message "Access is denied."
> Unable to access the folder in DOS mode of XP..same error message "Access is denied."
> Unable to convert NTFS to FAT32 in DOS mode of XP..same error message "CONVERT is not available for NTFS drives". I thought FAT32 will be less secure for folder management than NTFS.
> I ran windows' check disk (CHKDSK) and defragmentation utilities but didn't help. It didn't display any messages of bad sectors or anything.
> May be the real DOS mode (not the windowsXP one) can access the folder or convert the file system into FAT32, so I can try with windows-98.
Please help me, Is there ant way I just want access and copy my folder without loosing those data of last 5 years.
I would not suggest you to reinstall XP as you will loose your precious data, i would suggest to download Long Path Tool software for such errors.
Posted on Oct 02, 2015
This will sound off the wall, but we had something similar to this happen with my last laptop, where it was "access denied" in lots of areas, and we would have to find little backdoor ways to get into control panel and document files. The problem with our computer was that it had previously crashed, and we had rebooted and reinstalled the xp, but didn't have the registration number, so it would run ok, but to get into all those access denied things (which you eventually need to get into) we had to come up with our registration number.
Did it prompt you to enter the product key when you re-installed it?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Note: The Microsoft Windows XP CD is a bootable CD and in many cases you should not need a bootable floppy diskette. Booting from the Windows XP CD will allow you to not only install/re-install Windows XP but will also allow you to troubleshoot it.
Create MS-DOS bootable diskette
When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.
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Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
hope this helps
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