#7 Windows 8 x64 USB floppy access denied. Possibly imaging C drive

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Tobin Davis
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2014-08-19
2013-08-20
Thraka
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I'm using Windows 8 x64 with a USB floppy and Win32 DI version 0.9 unnamed. I just upgraded from Windows 7 x64 and Win32 DI worked just fine. However, on Windows 8, I got a warning about how writing to a physical device can corrupt the device. (Target Device: [A:] "FREEDOS")

Write Error
An error occurred when attempting to write data to handle. Error 5: Access is denied.

I had an issue last night where my C drive was turned into a floppy after I rebooted. I thought maybe I did something else with another program. But now I just have the feeling, after reproing this issue, that I've destroyed my OS again. I hope it's not imaging my C drive while I have A selected.. :(

Discussion

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  • Thraka
    Thraka
    2013-08-20

    Sigh... Yes it reimaged my machine confirming some sort of code flaw. This is very frustrating. Now I have to reinstall everything again.

     
  • Tobin Davis
    Tobin Davis
    2013-08-22

    • Release: 1.0 --> 0.9
     
  • Tobin Davis
    Tobin Davis
    2013-08-22

    • Description has changed:

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    -I'm using Windows 8 x64 with a USB floppy and Win32 DI version 0.9 unnamed. I just upgraded from Windows 7 x68 and Win32 DI worked just fine. However, on Windows 8, I got a warning about how writing to a physical device can corrupt the device. (Target Device: [A:\] "FREEDOS")
    +I'm using Windows 8 x64 with a USB floppy and Win32 DI version 0.9 unnamed. I just upgraded from Windows 7 x64 and Win32 DI worked just fine. However, on Windows 8, I got a warning about how writing to a physical device can corrupt the device. (Target Device: [A:\] "FREEDOS")
    
     Write Error
     An error occurred when attempting to write data to handle. Error 5: Access is denied.
    
     
  • Tobin Davis
    Tobin Davis
    2013-08-22

    Please provide hardware information (system make/model) so that we can try to reproduce this issue. I suspect that this is yet another undocumented API change in Windows, as you report that it worked fine in Windows 7.

     
  • Thraka
    Thraka
    2013-08-26

    Adding a CPU-Z dump of my system

     
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  • Tobin Davis
    Tobin Davis
    2013-09-03

    • summary: Windows 8 x64 A: USB floppy access denied. Possibly it is imaging my C drive my mistake --> Windows 8 x64 USB floppy access denied. Possibly imaging C drive
     
  • Tobin Davis
    Tobin Davis
    2013-09-03

    Unfortunately, the CPU-Z dump doesn't tell me the basic make/model information that I need. I need to be able to go to the manufacturer's site and search for known issues. Since this worked on this system with Windows 7 and not with Windows 8, I am going to assume there is an issue with the manufacturer's Windows 8 support or a possible issue with the Windows 8 API.

     
  • Peter
    Peter
    2013-09-22

    Used this Software to write a .3ds file to my 2Gb SHDC chip inserted into a USB 2.0 Micro SD Card Reader on a Dell XPS L702X W7 Ultimate SP1 64Bit OS. At the same time I had attached 2x USB 3.0 WD My Passport 2TB Model WD20NMVW Hard Drives loaded with 2 Year of supper important work. One formatted as Fat32 and the other with the same Data as a Backup on a NTFS File format.
    After using Win32 Disk Imager Release 0.9 for Windows to write the *.3ds file to the Flash Drive it did perform this task well but at the same time it did also format the other two attached USB 2TB WD Drives. Now 2 days later after using all kind of Partition and File Recovery Software such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro or Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro or Paragon Partition Manager 12 Pro or Hirens 15 Boot DVD, I still haven't been able to recover the Data. I didn't touch or install the Drives since I won't risk to lose more. It took Win32 Disk Imager Release 0.9 less than 10 sec to erase all and I assume it must be some kind of Partition Table or Root Sector such as a Quick format type thing, but the data must me there.
    So my hint is, if you use this Software disconnect any other US Drive. It also doesn't show the 3ds content before writing it would be a nice feature.
    (The USB 3.0 Ports are both on the back) the SD cardreader was connected on the left USB 2.0 port)
    Any tips greatly welcome...

     
  • Tobin Davis
    Tobin Davis
    2013-09-22

    First, can you clarify what exactly a 3ds file is? From what I have been able to find, it is an AutoDesk Cad file.

    Also, I have not had this issue on my test system, nor have I seen it at work on my Windows 7 64bit system, and I flash both SD & USB cards daily (and usually have more that 3 inserted at a time).

    Are you sure you didn't select the wrong device then cancel?

    Also, if the image you were writing was smaller than the device that was accidentally wiped, there is a small chance you can recover the data (at least that which was beyond the disk area that was overwritten). There are recovery tools on the net that will do a low level scan and rebuild some file types fairly intelligently.

     
  • Peter
    Peter
    2013-09-22

    First, can you clarify what exactly a 3ds file is? Answer: 3DS Nintendo Game Backup Rom Image, you can review their content with program rom_tool v2.8 from here;
    https://github.com/ps3hen/ctr_toolkit/tree/master/rom_tool
    I have the Original Games and write the Backup with Win32 Disk Imager to the Micro SD 2GB.

    and I flash both SD & USB cards daily Answer: I work in IT and know also what I'm doing, it worked fine for serveral times but then it erased 3 Drives at ones.

    Are you sure you didn't select the wrong device then cancel? Answer: Yes I always verify first which drive letter and size is attached and work with Total Comander 8.01 and Windows Explorer.Beside that you cant select 3 targets at ones but obviously the program was able to screw both 2000MB WD USB Drives.

    Also, if the image you were writing was smaller than the device that was
    accidentally wiped, there is a small chance you can recover the data
    (at least that which was beyond the disk area that was overwritten).
    There are recovery tools on the net that will do a low level scan and
    rebuild some file types fairly intelligently.
    Answer: I used Partition
    and File Recovery Software such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro 6.1 then Stellar
    Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro 5.0 then Paragon Partition Manager 12 Pro then Hirens
    15 Boot DVD, then R-Studio 7.0 Build 154109 Network Edition and I still haven't been able to recover the Data. All Operations were performed as read only and to save the results to a new 2TB WD same Model (Standard procedure) I didn't touch or
    install the Drives which have the issue, since I won't risk to lose more them for real. My next best hope is to send them to WD Service for Data retrieval, but won't be cheap. Bye the way EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro 6.1 made me almost happy as it found all the files and restored them all to the new target 2TB. But after reviewing the restored files tey seemed to be exactly the same size and content but they were unusable. For example Pictures could be displayed and Documents showed up empty.

    Each Program takes about 8-12h to run the deep scan, so it is one of the most frustrating things that on the end you end up with useless recovered files.

    I use Norton Security Suite full paid Version and clean temporay folders and so on on a daily basis. I clean Users Computer from Viruses on my Job. My system runs fast and smooth.
    Hope this helps to understand...


    From: Tobin Davis gruemaster@users.sf.net
    To: [win32diskimager:tickets] 7@tickets.win32diskimager.p.re.sf.net
    Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2013 2:40 AM
    Subject: [win32diskimager:tickets] #7 Windows 8 x64 USB floppy access denied. Possibly imaging C drive

    First, can you clarify what exactly a 3ds file is? From what I have been able to find, it is an AutoDesk Cad file.
    Also, I have not had this issue on my test system, nor have I seen it at work on my Windows 7 64bit system, and I flash both SD & USB cards daily (and usually have more that 3 inserted at a time).
    Are you sure you didn't select the wrong device then cancel?
    Also, if the image you were writing was smaller than the device that was accidentally wiped, there is a small chance you can recover the data (at least that which was beyond the disk area that was overwritten). There are recovery tools on the net that will do a low level scan and rebuild some file types fairly intelligently.


    [tickets:#7] Windows 8 x64 USB floppy access denied. Possibly imaging C drive
    Status: open
    Created: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:35 PM UTC by Thraka
    Last Updated: Sun Sep 22, 2013 01:45 AM UTC
    Owner: nobody
    I'm using Windows 8 x64 with a USB floppy and Win32 DI version 0.9 unnamed. I just upgraded from Windows 7 x64 and Win32 DI worked just fine. However, on Windows 8, I got a warning about how writing to a physical device can corrupt the device. (Target Device: [A:] "FREEDOS")
    Write Error
    An error occurred when attempting to write data to handle. Error 5: Access is denied.
    I had an issue last night where my C drive was turned into a floppy after I rebooted. I thought maybe I did something else with another program. But now I just have the feeling, after reproing this issue, that I've destroyed my OS again. I hope it's not imaging my C drive while I have A selected.. :(


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