I have 4 MP3 files in a folder on my D drive, this is a totally seperate disk drive.
(not a partition of the drive Windows is on)
It is a single partition and seperat, a slave on the other IDE.
The system is denying me access to these files although
I removed every single account except "Administrator".
I even removed the guest account, still someone somewhere
was denying me access to the files! HOW?
I opened up ERD Commander 2003 Explorer, can you believe,
even in that I get "Access denied" errors? I went on properties
of the file in ERD Commander and reset the permissions. First
time it said no, so I tried again and got the classic XP eror sound
but a message saying "Successful". I have scanned with HijackThis,
believe me I have, read how many posts I have recommended that and
Hitman Pro 2... nothing can fix this.
I can go download these MP3 file again and get this - if I open the file
from within the BitTorrent client it plays the file. I seed the file in
a BitTorrent client and it plays, also, I can remove the file from
the BT client and for a few hours, if I am lucky, the file will open
in Winamp or whatever I play it in, but then, I will go to try again
later and "Access denied" as if the file is in use but look, I have
RE INSTALLED WINDOWS, not upgraded - a complete wipe out
and start again so how can these files still have permission denied
to them and why can't something as good as ERD even do it?
It all leads to to a corrupted hard disk doesn't it?
Yeah, it WOULD if it were not for the fact that I can re-download and
open it! I can't believe it. Some AVI files did the same recently.
I renamed them in ERD Commander and they would not even
play after that! I burned these renamed AVI's to DVD and they
should have taken up the full disc, they took up half and on all
the file properties it says 0bytes. Hmmm, Nero also said "Access denied"
as it burned off a coaster!
I'm glad I can laugh about it and these files are not important.
I could check for a rootkit, but it can't be, its gotta be a corrupted disk.
I knew I should have got Western Digital but I had to get the first one
I saw (Maxtor) damn it!
What REPAIR TOOLS can I use for corrupted hard drives?
Please don't say a new hard drive, please! With FAT you could
actually fix the disk with software tools but on NTFS what
(free if possible) freeware is known to be good? I am not
after recovery of data because the data is there I just
cannot access it.
Is it possible this disk is very very very fragmented and that
could be the cause?
I have a PE disc - that has stuff like ERD on it, but I know
that wont allow me to do much, something has tampered
with the files to make the system always think they are
in use or something.