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drive not accessible

Posted on 2014-12-18
Last Modified: 2014-12-18

After restarting my pc, windows 8.1 tried to repair HDD
That failed.... it just stayed on the screen for ages
I waited for a long time...however, now i've given up, and just need to access the files

I've plugged it into another computer but get this
i've tried the whole security this to change owner, however, it says changing permissions but never does
it just shows this popup box but nothing ever happens (i tried with administrator and also with everyone on a different occasion)
what can i try next to get access to my files
Question by:websss
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Accepted Solution

andreas earned 500 total points
ID: 40506852
Most easy thing is to boot up a knoppix or other live linux cd on the pc with the drive and access the files from the live system. Linux will not obey any NTFS ACLS and you have full access to all files and folders.

knoppix can be obtained from here: http://knopper.net/

Expert Comment

ID: 40506857
Try check disk in command prompt

type chkdsk /f I:

It will repair drive if Hard Disk not have any problem

Author Comment

ID: 40506865
nothing happens on checkdisk

knopper is a very difficult website.... which ISO do i need?
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ID: 40506868
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Author Comment

ID: 40508639
is this software free?

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