Solved I cloned XP OS to a new hard drive and now I cannot download

December 24, 2012 at 19:21:59
Specs: XP Home, 2gig

Xp says I do not have permission to download?

After I cloned the OS to a larger drive things like Input Director stopped working and when I download a file (any) it says I do not have permission and it will not open, all is grayed out.
I went to documents and right clicked on properties to uncheck the READ ONLY box, hit apply/ok and when I check back the box remains checked. All downloads still say no permission.


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December 31, 2012 at 20:50:06

W7 would not load so Iam now running XP Pro, working well...


#1
December 24, 2012 at 19:38:25

Run LUSRMGR.MSC Go to the user folder on the left & reset the administrator password. Then go to user accounts in the control panel & change the way users logon. Set it to use password not the welcome screen. Reboot & logon as administrator with the password you just created. That should give you all the permissions back again. Then you can give the permissions to the user.

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#2
December 24, 2012 at 20:09:47

There is no option to change the password on the left, just "local users and groups" I went to users accounts and it is blank?
Cannot get to Admin?


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#3
December 24, 2012 at 21:24:48

How did you go about cloning? What software did you use? What are the makes & capacities of the HDDs you're working with?

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#4
December 24, 2012 at 22:18:12

I had a local tech clone XP from an Hitachi 80 to an ? 500 gig HD. Acronis software

I have gone into user accounts and set the admin to administrators have complete and unrestricted access to computer. Still cannot download or uncheck READ ONLY?


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#5
December 25, 2012 at 06:12:26

The snapshot of the OS has to go back on the same hardware. So if you took the snapshot on a Dell, it has to go back on a Dell. Otherwise, there will be all kinds of driver problems.

If you did that & still have problems, the snapshot is corrupt. It sounds like things are missing out of the registry. Do you have the repair CDs?

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#6
December 25, 2012 at 07:17:58

"I had a local tech clone XP"

Why didn't you do it yourself? Since you had a "tech" do it, take it back & complain. BTW, why didn't you just leave the 80GB HDD as-is & just add the 500GB HDD to the system?


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#7
December 25, 2012 at 07:31:14

I wanted the OS on a larger HD where I can have other programs on my C drive. It runs faster now. I leave the PC on 24/7 to stream music from several large HD. I needed room.

I did try and clone myself 1st, but the OS did not boot so took it to a friend who is a tech and he cloned it. There are registry issues. And I cannot see my internet connection data, it to is blank. (But I connect to the web fine).

I have tried everything I can find on the web with no luck to get permissions back.

Input Director will not see the Slave on the XP OS anymore?

THanks for all your help! Best site I have ever been on!


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#8
December 25, 2012 at 09:28:03

You didn't tell us which brand the new HDD is. Most new HDDs come with a CD that includes a cloning program. If your drive didn't, the software is available for free from the HDD manufacturer's website. If you didn't already wipe the 80GB HDD, you might want to start over & reclone the drive rather than struggling with the mess you have. I'd point you to the software download but your didn't post the brand of the new HDD. I find it hard to believe you don't know what it is? Ideally, a fresh install of the OS on the new HDD would have been the way to go.

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#9
December 25, 2012 at 12:33:33

It depends. Sometimes there are a lot of programs that can't be reinstalled due to whatever circumstances exist. I planned to take a snapshot of my XP drive, with Acronis but I'm not sure now.

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#10
December 25, 2012 at 16:35:16

I have had the disc for years in the PC, not sure unless I take it out. I am going back tomorrow to the tech....this is a mess. I cannot move files from one file to another now.

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#11
December 25, 2012 at 18:05:43

See what he says & let us know.

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#12
December 25, 2012 at 18:10:59

I will know by noon tomorrow. Thanks,

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#13
December 26, 2012 at 17:38:02

He tried to load W7 but it would not take so we are loading a fresh XP OS.

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December 31, 2012 at 20:50:06
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W7 would not load so Iam now running XP Pro, working well...

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#15
December 31, 2012 at 23:24:29

this is why i'm not big on cloning software there is a lot that can go wrong with cloning a hard drive to another hard drive or things don't work like they used to, which is why i normally backup all my stuff and just reinstall a fresh copy of the os onto the new hard drive instead.

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