ow to Open physical disk in Windows Vista

Posted on 2006-11-14
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hi all,

I am using Createfile function to open the physical disk 0 as MSDN suggest("\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 ").

This is working fine for me on Windows 2000, XP . But If i use it on Windows Vista RC1 Then it returns Error 5 (Access denied) even i am logged in as Administrator.

Can some one help me out about it.



Question by:davinder101
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sunnycoder earned 63 total points
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Hi davinder101,

Having logged in as admin wont be sufficient ... right click your exe and select run as administrator.


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ID: 17946845
That's right, and to avoid having to do that everytime: right click -> properties -> compatibility -> check "Run this program as administrator"

Author Comment

ID: 17977186
Thanks for the help,

Is it every time requirement, to use my exe?
Can i do this by programming ? i mean can i make the changes in setting .


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YoungBonzi earned 62 total points
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I don't think so, that would defeat the purpose of the security feature.

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