Using a Freecom 80GB USB drive where everything works (more-or-less) perfectly on my XP machines at home and in the office.
I plug in the portable drive on my Dell Vostro 4GM RAM, 1TB HDDs and nothing in PortableApps works (including all the applications) apart from the menu loading.
If I don't load PortableApps reads and writes work just fine to and from the drive. If I launch PortableApps then I get a dialog that tells me that the system cannot write to the above file.
On checking the file I find it to be read only so I change that attribute. Whatever I try to do in PortableApps gives me the same error dialog.
I work up the tree to the root folder removing the read only attribute on everything below but it changes nothing. I can't even exit Portable Apps - I have to kill it in Task Manager.
On removing the drive and putting it on an XP machine everything works just fine.
I am set up as an Administrator in Vista (Home Premium).
Any suggestions gratefully received