DVD Drive Ownership Blocked


K

kahu

Hi, I have two Acer desktop computers with Vista Business SP1 they both have
blocked security permissions on the DVD Drive. There is a crossed out circle
on the icon, and I cannot access any discs from the drive (it opens empty).
"Access is denied" when I try to access it through the command prompt.

In the Security Properties of the drive the Current Owners is "Unable to
display current owner". I am unable to add a member or group to the
ownership there. Is tells me "Unable to set new owner on DVD RW Drive (E:).
Access is denied".
I'm accessing all this through the built-in Administrator account, and have
opened the command prompt as Administrator.

*I have been able to get in through Safe Mode in the Administrator account,
but still have been unble to find a way to open this up for users and admins.

Thank you!
 
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M

Mark L. Ferguson

Aaron Stebner's WebLog Solving setup errors by using the SubInACL tool to
repair file and registry permissions:
http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2006/09/04/739820.aspx
or
Locate and click the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider On
the Edit menu, click Permissions . Click the registry key for the user that
is currently logged on and ensure that Read and Full Control are both set to
Allow . Click the Advanced button, ensure that the user that is currently
logged on is selected, that Full Control is listed in the Permissions
column, and that This Key and Subkeys is listed in the Apply to column.
Click to select the Replace permission entries on all child objects with
entries shown here that apply to child objects check box. Click Apply , and
then click Yes when you receive a prompt to continue. Click OK , and then
click OK again
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K

kahu

Thanks for the direction.

I have not been able to get the permissions/ownership to open up for me.
I've tried adding all kinds of groups and user accounts to have
full-ownership, but I don't see any change.
[This problem also is blocking USB drives from being accessed]

On all other Vista Business systems I have the only owner shown in the
"Protected Storage System Provider" is SYSTEM.
I'm currently trying the SubInACL reset.
 
K

kahu

I have finished a reset scan with SubInACL to no avail. I had 6 failures
during the reset, but I'm not sure how to address them.

I am still locked out of changing ownership of all "Devices with Removable
Storage." The owner is still set at "unable to display current owner." And
access is denied when I try to make a change in the Security properties of
the drive.
 
K

Keith Miller \(MVP\)

Check the registry (regedit.exe) and see if either of the following keys
exist:

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\RemovableStorageDevices]

[HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\RemovableStorageDevices]

and if so, are there any entries in the right-hand pane?
 
K

kahu

Neither of these keys exist in my registry:

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\RemovableStorageDevices]

[HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\RemovableStorageDevices]
 
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K

kahu

Neither of these keys exist in my registry:

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\RemovableStorageDevices]

[HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\RemovableStorageDevices]

I've done a search for "removable" in my registry and
 

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