Can't open Hard Disk in Vista

By TFLeonard
Dec 12, 2007
  1. I just finished setting up Vista on my Media Center PC. I set it up on a new drive so no prolems with upgrades etc.

    I used my old C: drive as a spare (its now D:) but although vista recognized it, it won't let me open the drive in explorer etc. I suspected that it may be a permissions problem, so I went into the properties of the drive and the security tab, and enabled everything for Admins and System. Still no access!

    How do I access my drive?
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Does the 'old drive' have a program still on it? Or simply now a storage disc.
  3. TFLeonard

    TFLeonard TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its full of all my files, programs, and my old WinXP OS.
  4. TFLeonard

    TFLeonard TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I got around my problem by turning off UAC.

    If anyone knows a more "elegant" way to solve this problem, let me know. Thanks.
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