I have gone so far as to submit a technical suport request to Micrsoft. They respond with the chkdisk, diskpart (volume's readonly is clear) experiments to which I have already attempted. Tried attrib as well. Every folder on every volume returns with the Read-only block filled in (not check boxed) in Windows Explorer. It is consistendly broke, regardless of disk installed, connected etc. Came about all at once and will not go away... It has rendered the computer somewhat unusable for programs which honor this in temp files, etc.
I have replaced the Intel ICH9 motherboard with a Nvida XFX, removed the RAID and installed a fresh copy of x64 on a single drive, removed everything except the ram and CPU and still the problem persists (I think the new BR-DRV was plugged in on the install both times.)
It did surface immedately after performing the following (wish now I had done these one at a time...)
1) Installed Pioneer BR-DVD
2) Installed Frunhauffer mp3 encoder patch for cubase
3) Ran windows update
Suspecting it may be some interaction with the video display (even so far as a virus in the video bios), I pulled that board and booted up with a USB video. Same thing. All volumes are readonly. Applying a non read only has no effect. Of course I have tried with the BR-DVD unplugged along with the other DVD.
Administrator account owns the files. Not set read only according to diskpart. Pretty much everything unplugged at one time or another. Re-installed windows. Reverted to an April (4 months ago) complete PC restore after re-formatting the RAID.
Nothing worked. Microsoft has no clue as to the problem, and says its a conflict with 3rd party drivers
. Im really stumped, because if the full PC restore is done, all the drivers
are reverted. To what I can tell, all of the hardware except the RAM and CPU and keyboard have been replaced.
Vista Ultimate used to be 32 bit but with all the install I decided to go x64.
Just adding to the random variables here. Id even blast windows 2008 on here but since its a parallel project with Vista suspect that wont help much. Really stumped on this one.
In case drivers are the issue:
Category Storage Controlelrs
1) FVDSCSI (2003) SCSI Host Adapter
2) Intel(R) RAID Controller SRCSAS144E
3) Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Next step ... Im getting a Mac or going Linux or upgrading to Windows XP this is about it for Vista being usable. Many applications do not like their temp volume being stuck read-only. Microsoft really needs to add a command line utility to tell what decision point or rule has made a volume/folder read-only. I see quite a number of posts about the net regarding this problem.
Note: Windows live onecare is installed for antivirus. Did try other free scanners just in case...