"Access is Denied"

By Truthbetold
Dec 24, 2007
  1. First off, I saw the thread aways back about this and that didn't solve it.

    My situation is pretty sticky. My computer stopped starting, via a power surge (or at least that's the best theory), so I got my hard drive transfered onto a FireLite, thanks to a local Computer Helper. Instead of taking 10 hours to transfer, the guy just put the whole harddrive of my computer into the FireLite. This worked because the two were pretty much, if not totally the same.
    So now I want to bring the Documents and Settings Folder with everything in it onto this computer.

    I tried going to safe mode, but for some reason the system doesn't detect the FireLite. So I can't work with the folder.
    I cannot copy the folder onto this computer's hard drive. I tried that.
    I tried Microsoft's Internet solution of disabling Simple Folder Sharing, but that didn't work.

    Any suggestions?

    Edit: Forgot to mention, the Documents and Settings folder was from Windows XP Pro, this is Windows XP Home Edition.
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, Truthbetold, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

    Please take a moment to read the following threads to make your experience here as enjoyable as possible :)

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    With regards to your problem, see if this helps you: Bypass ACCESS DENIED error when accessing data from different XP/2000 install
  3. Truthbetold

    Truthbetold TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't really know anything about specs. If I'm missing something, bear with me.
    Thanks for the help!\

    Remembered Specs of the Hard drive in the FireLite:
    Either Fujitsu or Toshiba
    Less than 1GB of free space

    Specs of Computer I'm using:

    Mobile AMD Semptron(tm)
    Processor 3000+
    1.79 GHz. 224 MB of RAM
    Physical Address Extension


    Microsoft Windows XP
    Home Edition
    Version 2002
    Service Pack 2

    I'll put this stuff in my profile once I'm sure I have all the specs.

    That's all I could find about specs. at Start--> my computer--> right click--> properties--> general

    And currently I on the East Coast of the United States near Michigan (the glove on the map).

    that helps some.
    The original problem still stands, however. During Safe Mode, the FireLite, which contains the Documents and Settings folder that I want to open, is not detected by the computer. A tech guy thinks the problem is that the USB ports may not be recognized in Safe Mode.

    Thanks again!
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    No duck required then! :D
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