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Error getting properties of drives

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Error getting properties of drives


    Hi,

    From yesterday I am facing a strange problem : I am getting a error whenever taking "Properties" of any drive. Right Click to any drive -> properties.

    It's showing "The properties for this item are not available".

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    Please advise.

    Regards,
    SB

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Did you do anything significant just before this happened (downloaded Win Updates, updated drivers, etc)?
    Is your system running normally otherwise?
    Have you tried running a full malware scan just to make sure you are clean?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Did you do anything significant just before this happened (downloaded Win Updates, updated drivers, etc)?
    Is your system running normally otherwise?
    Have you tried running a full malware scan just to make sure you are clean?
    Nope. Didn't do any significant. However, one of my friend inserted one USB HDD which was BitLocked and he wanted to unlock through my system.

    As my Windows is not pro, he was not able to unlock. That's all.

    Well, for Malware scanning : yes, I did. Nothing found.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    OK, thanks for that. Sorry for the additional question:

    Is it ALL drives (including your system drive) or just USB/external type drives (I know you said any but I need to confirm).
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    OK, thanks for that. Sorry for the additional question:

    Is it ALL drives (including your system drive) or just USB/external type drives (I know you said any but I need to confirm).
    Yes, this is for all drives, including USB.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by lionkng123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    OK, thanks for that. Sorry for the additional question:

    Is it ALL drives (including your system drive) or just USB/external type drives (I know you said any but I need to confirm).
    Yes, this is for all drives, including USB.
    Is there any solution than re-installing windows or reset the settings?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hi lionking123,

    Since it just happened recently, do you have a System Restore point available to try?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Oh, and could you also try and disable Kapersky AV for a test and reboot to see what happens?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Hi lionking123,

    Since it just happened recently, do you have a System Restore point available to try?
    Yes, I have, also, done the same. Settings and software stated are getting restored, but this problem.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Oh, and could you also try and disable Kapersky AV for a test and reboot to see what happens?
    Yes, Sir with no result.
    However, I, just, have installed Windows 8.1 Pro Preview, which is upgrading all settings. So, currently I am not getting this error. But still my question : why it was occurred?
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