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Posted: 11/24/2010 03:17:00
by Mehdi  (Basic support level)
Joined: 11/24/2010
Posts: 7

I have gotten a Evaluation version of RawDisk (with a evaluation key)
I'm using it in C++ (VC++ 2008) on Windows 7 32 bit to open a physical disk, but it returns 0xFFFFFFFF (or -1 or INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE)
What do you think s the problem ?
(I've used these strings as the first parameter, none of which work:
Posted: 11/24/2010 04:20:44
by Volodymyr Zinin (Team)


Please specify a code snippet with the API call you use to open the disk. Of course remove the evaluation key because it's a public forum. Also check the last error (by the use of GetLastError) right after the problem call.
Posted: 11/24/2010 05:50:03
by Mehdi  (Basic support level)
Joined: 11/24/2010
Posts: 7

HANDLE handle = CRawDisk::CreateFile(L"\\??\\C:",

GetLastError: 3
handle: 0xFFFFFFFF

Thank you
Posted: 11/24/2010 06:48:22
by Volodymyr Zinin (Team)

Use the RawDisk.Open(Ex) methods instead.
Posted: 11/24/2010 06:53:40
by Mehdi  (Basic support level)
Joined: 11/24/2010
Posts: 7

I think my problem is that I haven't installed the driver using InstallDriver method.
I thought the library would load the driver during call to Open or CreateFile
Posted: 11/25/2010 09:35:21
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

Installation of drivers is expected to be performed separately during installation of the application because it requires administrative rights.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 11/27/2010 03:50:04
by Mehdi  (Basic support level)
Joined: 11/24/2010
Posts: 7

I installed the driver using InstallDriver method, but it always returns FALSE;
GetLastError: 2
I use it like this:
BOOL result = CRawDisk::InstallDriver(L"C:\\Program Files\\EldoS\RawDisk\\Drivers\\release\\32bit\\elrawdsk.sys","SomeName",&reboot);
   if(result != TRUE)
      printf("Driver installation not successful. GetLastError: %d\n",GetLastError());
      return 1;
Posted: 11/27/2010 05:22:25
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

Do you install the driver within the account that has administrative rights (i.e. belongs to Administrators groups or has explicit permissions to install drivers)?

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 11/27/2010 05:56:53
by Mehdi  (Basic support level)
Joined: 11/24/2010
Posts: 7

Yes (my user is Administrator)
Posted: 11/27/2010 11:52:16
by Volodymyr Zinin (Team)

Error 2 means "file not found". Please check if the file "C:\\Program Files\\EldoS\RawDisk\\Drivers\\release\\32bit\\elrawdsk.sys" exists.

BTW in the path you specified there is not a double slash between "Eldos" and "RawDisk". Perhaps it's the reason of the problem.
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