Hi everyone, I'm new here and I hope get along with all of you and also to get an answer to my problem
First of all, sorry if I may be long but I like explaining in detail so that you can understand my situation better lol.
Also sorry for my English ^^"
So my first laptop was an HP Pavilion Dv5 (working under Windows Vista) and it lasted about 1 year before it broke down (fell down).
I brought it to a reseller of HP products and the cost for repairs were too high so I decided to buy a new one. I bought an HP Pavilion Dv6 (windows 7) this time and it's working great (almost 1 year & taking good care of it).
Recently I removed the SATA hard disk from the broken laptop because I wanted to use it as an external hard drive or a slave HD.
Like this, I could free up some space on the laptop I'm currently using by moving all my movies, TV shows, games, etc..
Therefore, I bought an USB to SATA cable and connected all the cables but I was faced with a problem. When I tried to access the old Hard Disk, an error message came up saying "F:/ is not accessible. Access is denied."
Here's a screenshot of the error message.
Also when I right click on the old HD, it shows that its capacity is 0 bytes but I can assure you that the maximum capacity of the old HD is 250 GB. I tried to allow all permissions for access in properties but still nothing. On a last attempt I tried to restart my laptop, boot it on safe mode and when I connected the old hard disk this time it worked completely fine.
I was able to access all my data which I thought were lost forever including saved games of more than 150 hours of gameplay so I was happy for that.
But the problem is that it is very annoying and also time consuming for me to access data from the old HD because I always have to restart in safe mode whenever I want to move files and restart back to a normal startup when I'm finished.
So can anyone please tell me what to do so that I can access data from my old HD without having to always go in safe mode?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have