Administrator Rights ?

  Furkin 20 Oct 11
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H.P Pavilion DV9500 – Win 7 ult 32bit – 4gb ram

Sorry guys, Me again,,,,

I am fitting a new hdd to my laptop. It’s a Samsung 500gb SATA replacing a WD 160gb SATA. I have put it in position 2 (E:), so that I can transfer all my C: drive stuff to it, before putting into position 1 (C:) I turned the machine on & Win 7 said that the new item was Recognised & then Installed Correctly.

I went to Computer, to format the new drive. The first thing that I saw was the size is 7.36gb. I assume that it’s because it isn’t formatted yet. I couldn’t find Format, so typed it into Search. Format showed up above so I clicked that, but all I saw was a quick flash of DOS prompt page.

I also came across this a couple of weeks ago when I wanted to run Scannow. I assumed that it’s because I’m not logged on as Administrator. I went to Shut Down > Switch User, but all I get is one user = “Barry-Administrator”. I looked in C.P > Users & see again that it only contains “Barry-Administrator” (there is also Guest, which is turned Off).

(My desktop has two Users: Barry-Administrator & Administrator. I had to log on as Administrator to run Scannow on that, as Barry-Admin didn’t work.)

1/ How do I get Admin rights on the Lappy ? Or how do I use scannow & format ?

2/ Do I need to know anything else to carry out this ‘simple’ swap ?

3/ Should there be a difference between Barry-Admin & Admin ? If so, why have the other account named Barry-Admin ?

Thanks folks

  Woolwell 20 Oct 11

If it is the same as Vista - right click on the command and select run as administrator.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20 Oct 11

Admin is the installed Admin account that is always there but can be hidden.

Barry Admin is your account created when you got the machine

7.36gb is a partition at the start of the drive probably contains a compressed image of the drive when new for factory reset purposes.

You really need to go into disk management to access and prepare the rest of the drive.

  Furkin 26 Oct 11
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Thanks guys,

As usual - result.

cheers

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