Access Denied to 2nd hard drive in Win 7 Professional 64

I have installed Win 7 Professional 64 with two mirroring RAID volumes (drives C and F). Everything was work just fine and then all of a sudden I cannot access the second RAID volume - drive F. The disk drive (Drive F) shows up in the Disk Management tool and it shows up in "Computer", but without showing any space on the disk. In the Disk Management tool, the disk and space show up. When I try to access Drive F, I get an access denied message. It was working just fine a few hours ago.
 

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Hello Ciprian,

Thank you for your response.

I appreciate your efforts towards resolving the issue.

Please refer to suggestions from CrisBucek replied on January 17, 2012 and check if it helps.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/an-error-occurred-while-applying-security/3082093f-a8b8-467d-9fae-bfb53c13df7c

I hope this information helps.

Thank you

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Hi rjlichtman,

Welcome to Windows 7 Community Forums

Can you access this partition from Windows Explorer or command prompt? What
is the exact error message that you are getting?

Try accessing it from the safe mode.The steps to get to safe mode are as follows:

1.     Restart your computer if it is powered on.

2.     Tap the F8 key after your computer initially powers on.

3.     Once you see the Advanced Boot Options menu you can stop tapping.

4.     Use the up/down arrow keys to highlight your selection.

5.     Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.

6.     You should see drivers loading, and then Please wait.

7.     You should then be at the Welcome Screen.

8.     Logon to your computer using an account with Administrator privileges

After the above steps try taking the ownership of the F: drive.The steps for the same are as below:

How to take ownership of a file:

You must have ownership of a protected file in order to access it. If another user has restricted access and you are the computer administrator, you can access the file by taking ownership.

Although the article instructs how to take ownership of files or folders in Windows XP, you can use the similar way to take ownership of the entire D drive in Windows 7.

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:

1. Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.

2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).

3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.

4. In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.

5. The administrator or the administrators group now owns the file.

To change the permissions on the file that you now own, follow these steps:

1. Click Add.

2. In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group account that you want to have access to the file. For example, type Administrator.

3. Click OK.

4. In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want, and then select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user.

5. When you are finished assigning permissions, click OK.

You can now access the file.

How to take ownership of a folder or drive:

You must have ownership of a protected folder in order to access it. If another user has restricted access and you are the computer administrator, you can access the folder by taking ownership.

To take ownership of a folder or drive, follow these steps:

1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.

2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).

3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.

4. In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.

5. Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:

You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.

Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.

Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.

For more information refer the link below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421/en-us

 

Hope the above information is useful.

Thanks and Regards

Somashekar-Microsoft Support

 

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