Here is the sequence of events (I have two distinct hard drives on my W2K computer; drive C main boot, drive D alternate boot:) First, I image copied Drive C to my USB hard drive (original W2K install SP4 with all M$ updates) using Drive Image (had to boot into XP using a Boot CD to do it) then, I "restored" the C drive image on top of D drive, which did not have a fully functional W2K install. I made drive D bootable, switched the boot selection to use D as default. I installed UURollupv10d on drive D. I then tested the install extensively for a month (Feb 7 - March 7.) All of my regular functions necessary for my business worked, all CAD/CAM software, and especially, my Internet browser was now up to date!! By March 7th, I felt confident to go back to Drive C and install UURollup there (I had the original image saved, so I wasn't worried.)
I changed the boot order back to C drive, by default, then installed all of the updates in the order that they were to be installed, with UURollupv10d being the last one. Everything worked smoothly. But, just as it was on D drive -- I could no longer run Microsoft Backup automatically (Task Scheduler.) If I ran it manually, I got the following error in the log: "You do not have permission to access portions of [folder name.] Please see the owner or administrator to get permission." This error was generated for every folder that I specified to be backed up. The .BKF file that it created was unusable (couldn't restore from it.) It's puzzling how, as Administrator, I cannot backup my system properly using MS Backup. I have tried various changes, trying to run as a "backup user," granting permissions to "all" from the root of C: drive, checked file inheritance permissions, etc.
My only (weak) theory for the source of the problem would be that I "restored" C drive onto D drive while running in "XP mode" using the Boot CD (Drive Image won't run under Windows 2000.) Could the file permissions have been changed for the files on the hard drive then? Any ideas, anyone?
Edited by GaryMX, 29 March 2013 - 09:11 PM.