Re: Avast - has anyone else experienced this?
On Tue, 23 Jun 2009 14:22:58 -0700, "Curious" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Are you sure you don't still have to return the drive? AFAIK WD cross ships
> RMA drives to get the new drive to you faster but also requires a credit
> card number so they can bill you for the new drive if you do not return the
> RMA'd drive with a certain time frame.
I was going to reply similarly, but then I realized that when he said
"I'm glad to say I don't have to return the drive," Richard was
talking about what developed in his second paragraph. He doesn't have
to return it because he no longer wants to replace it.
As he said "Anyway, all now seems well."
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > FOOD FOR THOUGHT
> > I was talking to Western Digital today and they gave me an RMA to return a
> > "defective" 1 gig hard drive that sounded like a garbage truck for the
> > past 4-5 days. I could hear the drive in the next room while watching
> > television. I'm glad to say I don't have to return the drive.
> > Today I downloaded the beta of Microsoft Security Essentials for testing
> > purposes. I uninstalled Avast and installed MSE. After a reboot (I always
> > do this after an install) the hard drive was quiet! The drive had
> > previously sounded like the heads were slamming into the stops. What a
> > noise. I also checked my processes in Task Manager and found that one
> > Avast process had over 22 **BILLION** read accesses within 1/2 hour after
> > booting up.
> > Anyway, all now seems well. I guess it was an Avast update that started my
> > main hard drive going spastic.
> > --
> > Richard Urban
> > Microsoft MVP
> > Windows Desktop Experience
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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