Fixed: HxD: Access denied while editing floppy directly

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Re: HxD: Access denied while editing floppy directly

Post by Maël » 19 Oct 2009 01:15

I use Vista 64 bit with UAC activated (but run HxD as admin). Maybe that makes the difference.

Anyway there is such a limitation for hard disks: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942448

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Re: HxD: Access denied while editing floppy directly

Post by smeezekitty » 27 Nov 2009 21:48

The bugs back!
All of the sudden i cannot access sectors anymore.

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Re: HxD: Access denied while editing floppy directly

Post by Maël » 28 Nov 2009 17:05

It should never have been fixed. Probably it was a setting in your system, or it depends on which Vista version you used.

Anyway, a fix is underway and will be available in the next release.

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Re: HxD: Access denied while editing floppy directly

Post by smeezekitty » 04 Apr 2011 04:05

Its still a problem.

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Re: HxD: Access denied while editing floppy directly

Post by Maël » 30 Oct 2017 19:32

For a similar thread, see here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=438

HxD 2.0 RC implements automatic unmounting and write locking of disks if possible, which should solve most of the access denied problems transparently.
You do not need to do anything special, simply edit a drive and save.

As mentioned earlier in this thread, since Windows Vista hard disk access is enforced in a more strict way, so it is impossible to fix this in general.
But especially for removable disks/thumb drives, it should work in many cases now.
If access still is denied, using a boot cd/DVD or a preinstall environment like WinPE will allow HxD to edit any disk, since those environments do not hinder any writes.

So, if you had problems like this in the past, try out HxD 2.0 RC.
https://mh-nexus.de/downloads/HxDSetup.zip

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