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    Senior Member TonyMan's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Permissions Issue

    Haven't been here in a while, and will admit I don't quite understand Permissions under Windows 7. Here's the deal, I want to erase totally a couple of drives I pulled out of some old PCs. I connected them to a USB EZ-Dock and was able to format them. Now I want to make sure everything is deleted. I downloaded Eraser, but every time I try I get a message saying " The program does not have the required permissions to erase the unused space on disk. Run the program as an administrator and retry the operation." or "Access to the path 'M:\System Volume Information' is denied." I am the administrator, so this confuses me. I checked the settings for the drive and under Security I have full control.

    It seems odd I could format it, but not run the Eraser Program.
    Last edited by TonyMan; 06-20-2011 at 07:29 PM.
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    Did you disable System Restore for the external drives?

    Did you try any other utilities besides Eraser?

    I normally run DBAN to wipe drives, but you'd have to boot from a CD. It's included on UBCD5.

    This is a good article on wiping disks:
    http://gizmodo.com/5489933/leave-no-...d-thumb-drives

    http://www.killdisk.com/
    http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=14
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb897443.aspx

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    Thanks Midknyte. killdisk worked on the first try.
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    Try adding it to the ACL list.

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    Problem with code!

    I want to update my windows then.. When I'm doing it already corrupting my computer files until after knowing that it is a VIRUS! LOL

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    Nasties, well use our sister site.
    http://discussions.virtualdr.com/sho...d.php?t=167915

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