Specific drive could not be modified

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I have never faced such kind of wired problems.

I am running windows XP on my desktop pc and there four partitions on the hard disk.

In my F drive I can’t modify such as delete, rename or cut any files or data but can copy file to the other drive. 

When I press the delete button to delete any files it’s showing an access denied message.

I am having no problems in the other partition. Is this a very bad sign for my hard disk?

Is it going to crash within a short period of time?

What to do?

Should I replace the hard disk?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #111199

Specific drive could not be modified


Hello Trott,

In answering your question I should say you won't have to worry at all. 

This could be happen about a matter that is related with the permission  setting. You could check the permission setting by going to Start > Run > type " gpedit.msc " and hit enter. There are several settings that you need to check related to hard disk permission setting. If you can change there its okay. but if not, then it must be due to a virus. 

In this case you can totally delete all logical drives along with C drive and Partition the hard disk newly.

Than you can enjoy your hard disk as a new one. 

But be careful, before doing that please take the backup of your important files.

Enjoy it ! 

Answered By 0 points N/A #111200

Specific drive could not be modified


My dear,

I will suggest you to run a “ disk checker “ on your drive and also a Defragmenter on your drive may be it is locked by some registry value or by some kind of VIRUS. So you have to run a full virus scan also on this disk.

To unlock your drive you can just use unlocking tools and programs and your drive will work fine.

To make a disk defragment go to START and ALL PROGRAMS then select ACCESSORIES and go to SYSTEM TOOLS and select Disk Defragmenter.

Now when you have to do these make shore you have almost 25% free disk space on your drive?

To make a fdisk go to START and select RUN and type cmd then in new window type fdisk.

It will check your disk from errors.

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