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    Windows 8

    Access denied when adding drive to storage pool...


    Trying to add a formatted slave drive (IDE) to the storage pool or even making a new storage pool, the following error occurs "An error occurred and the operation might not have completed". In more details, it says "access is denied. (0x00000005)"

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    Windows 8


    I figured out why the error occurs. In order to add or remove drives in a storage pool, the volume needs to be deleted in disk management. So IDE drives can be added into the pool. I was having "access is denied" error both adding and deleting to the spaces with IDE and SATA drives.
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    Hello Voltik,

    You may have had some sort of drive permission or ownership issue. Normally you would not have to do that since the added HDDs get formated while being added by default anyways. I"m happy to hear that you got it sorted though.

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    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Voltik,

    You may have had some sort of drive permission or ownership issue. Normally you would not have to do that since the added HDDs get formated while being added by default anyways. I"m happy to hear that you got it sorted though.

    Storage Spaces - Add or Remove Drives from Storage Pool in Window 8
    The only way I could get by the access deny errors was to delete the volumes in the disk management before adding or deleting any drives. I kept getting this error when trying to add the IDE drive but not the SATA. Also, when deleting the spaces neither the SATA or IDE drives could be deleted without deleting the volumes first for the spaces. I searched online for days without finding anyone else having the same issues so maybe it was drive permission issues or something that was using the drives (maybe disk management?).
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