Hard Disk Scrubber V3.4 Cannot write to drive

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Hard Disk Scrubber V3.4 Cannot write to drive

Postby obeebeeo » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:16 am

After installation of the Windows 10 Creators Update I get the message "Cannot write to drive: C", "Cannot write to drive: D" or "Cannot write to drive: G"
I have checked all the drives on hardware-errors: there were none. The Hard Disk Scrubber Logfiles contain the following.

170415135330: ---------------------------- [Begin Scrub Drive C:] ----------------------------
170415135330: Custom scrub started at 13:53:30 on 04-15-2017
170415135330: Pass # 1 of 1(All Zeros) beginning.
170415135330: Error #76 encountered on scrub file creation!
170415135332: Process Stopped By User at 13:53:32 on 04-15-2017, No Verify Errors
170415135332: ---------------------------- [Job End Scrub Drive] ----------------------------
170415135332:

170415135338: ---------------------------- [Begin Scrub Drive D:] ----------------------------
170415135338: Custom scrub started at 13:53:38 on 04-15-2017
170415135338: Pass # 1 of 1(All Zeros) beginning.
170415135338: Error #76 encountered on scrub file creation!
170415135339: Process Stopped By User at 13:53:39 on 04-15-2017, No Verify Errors
170415135339: ---------------------------- [Job End Scrub Drive] ----------------------------
170415135339:

170415135401: ---------------------------- [Begin Scrub Drive G:] ----------------------------
170415135401: Custom scrub started at 13:54:01 on 04-15-2017
170415135401: Pass # 1 of 1(All Zeros) beginning.
170415135401: Error #76 encountered on scrub file creation!
170415135404: Process Stopped By User at 13:54:04 on 04-15-2017, No Verify Errors
170415135404: ---------------------------- [Job End Scrub Drive] ----------------------------
170415135404:

Please, help.

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Re: Hard Disk Scrubber V3.4 Cannot write to drive

Postby Scott » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:25 am

That error means that windows is returning a "Path not found" error. That is what would normally happen if you tried to scrub a drive that didn't exist.

Try running the app "as administrator" explicitly. It should start up in admin mode, but maybe something in your update is preventing that.

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Re: Hard Disk Scrubber V3.4 Cannot write to drive

Postby obeebeeo » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:38 pm

I did execute the program as "Administrator", but that doesn't make any change.
I also gave every user full permission, but the problem persists.
I even disabled user account control, but nothing helps.

Because I've been using Hard Disk Scrubber for years without any problems up to the Creators Update, I think it's something in the update indeed.

I noticed that another user of the Creators Update has reported the same problem to Microsoft yesterday.

For the time being, I will wait and see.

Thank you for your answer up to now.

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Re: Hard Disk Scrubber V3.4 Cannot write to drive

Postby obeebeeo » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:01 am

I just installed Windows 10 Creators Update successfull on my daughters computer.
Everything is working fine, however Hard Disk Scrubber doesn't, no matter which of the drives I choose.

I give up for now, waiting for better times.....

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