Originally Posted by Vincent Kennedy
I am using an External USB enclosure in attempting to read my RTV drive.
I am able to figure out which physical drive it is and I execute the following commands with the following results:
C:\\Extract RTV>extract_rtv5.exe -l
This looks like a ReplayTV 4000 or 5000 series drive!
Enabling the byte-reversing code
ReplayTV drive detected: \\\\.\\PhysicalDrive2
Partition Type Start Length
1 0x4d 2 1024000
2 0x4d 1024002 157109400
3 0x4d 158133402 1953126
4 0x00 0 0
Select partition: 2
Cluster read error: Permission denied
I get the same "Permission denied" message if I try:
extract_rtv5.exe \\\\.\\PhysicalDrive2 -p2 -dr
Am I doing something wrong or is my drive too hosed to get any of my recording off of it?
Well, it looks like at least the partition table of your drive is OK, so it must be able to read from it. I wonder if it is some kind of access problem because you are using the USB connection.
By the way, when you ran it with "-p2 -dr", you should have seen a message that it overrode your partition setting and was using the first partition (which is where the recording information is stored). So, in effect, you attempted to read from both the first and second partitions unsuccessfully.
It would be nice if FlipFlop could comment here because I'm not exactly sure why you would be able to access the partition table of that hard drive but not the other sectors. Maybe you should make sure that you are administrator when you are running extract_rtv5. You could also try hooking up the hard drive internally by swapping it with your CD/DVD drive and see if that makes a difference (I'd love to know).
I also could make a more diagnostic version of extract_rtv5 to see if we could figure out why it is having problems. I'm not sure where we'd get with that, but it might at least be nice to find out. Hopefully the error is exactly what it says and you just don't have permission to be accessing the drive because you aren't administrator...