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Old January 1, 2013, 06:50 AM
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Default (solved) Problem with 3rd storage drive W7

I did a clean w7 install.
For some reason my 3rd drive is having issues.

The problem is anything I download from the net on that drive, I can't install, if I move the program to another drive, it works.
I already have programs stored on that drive and same thing, they won't install unless I copy them to a different drive.

What I did:
Tried different cable.
Tried a different socket on the mobo.
Changed in disc management the setting to ACTIVE.
Tried downloading from explorer and firefox.

Help...

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Old January 1, 2013, 12:41 PM
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Could it be that the 3rd drive has some of the local security permission settings messed up?

In security permissions, if you don't have read and execute checked, you may not be able to run exe files from that drive.

Try this: In My computer, right-click on the 3rd drive. Click properties. Click the Security tab. You should see accounts. Click on the accounts (like Administrators or Everyone) and check the permissions. The Administrators group normally would have full control (so read and execute permission will be on).

Note: Be VERY careful when changing these permission. In theory, you can lock yourself out of the drive by accident.

What permissions do you see?
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Old January 1, 2013, 02:58 PM
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I compared all those settings with my other storage drive and they all match.

I'm now copying all the files to that other drive and I'll try reformatting.

Will let you know if that fixed it.
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Old January 1, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Alright, all fixed.

The formatting did it.

The only odd thing I noticed is the drive was called LOCAL (E) before the format and now is called NEW VOLUME (E).

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Old January 2, 2013, 10:47 PM
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Cool, that's great!

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The only odd thing I noticed is the drive was called LOCAL (E) before the format and now is called NEW VOLUME (E).
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Are you talking about the hard drive label? Go to My computer, right click on the E: drive, and rename it.
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Old January 3, 2013, 09:41 AM
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Are you talking about the hard drive label? Go to My computer, right click on the E: drive, and rename it.

Yes, it was labeled the same as my C drive "LOCAL DISK (E:)", even tried giving it a different letter and it was always coming with the LOCAL DISK label.

After the format I finally got the "NEW VOLUME (E:)" and everything from that drive now works properly.

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