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Re: Problem with floppy disk with Avast Internet Security with Windows 7
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2010, 03:55:15 PM »
@alpha45:
well, MY solution would be to disable the floppy in BIOS. Who needs a floppy nowadays?
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I do not think it is an optimal solution, I do not see why should I disable the ardware a bag a program...

imo you shouldn't just disable it, but remove the device ;)

I would do so, but my floppy has an integrated card reader.  8)
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Re: Problem with floppy disk with Avast Internet Security with Windows 7
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2010, 04:09:12 PM »
well, MY solution would be to disable the floppy in BIOS. Who needs a floppy nowadays?
 

imo you shouldn't just disable it, but remove the device ;)

I understand... it will mean that I will continue to use the 4.8 Pro... :-X

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Re: Problem with floppy disk with Avast Internet Security with Windows 7
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2010, 05:34:31 PM »
Okay, I thought about that again. And this is my conclusion: It is not Avast. When you click on the Computer Icon in Windows Explorer, it is Explorer who updates the information about all connected drives.
The sound also appears when you turn off all shields.

Besides, what is so darn horrible about a very light "grrrr" for about 0,5 seconds...?

Anyway, IMHO changing from 5 to 4.8 for this reason is, politely said, not the wisest of all decisions...
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Re: Problem with floppy disk with Avast Internet Security with Windows 7
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2010, 11:16:05 PM »
If it is actually Explorer that's the culprit, then reverting back to 4.8 isn't going to solve this annoyance.
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Re: Problem with floppy disk with Avast Internet Security with Windows 7
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2010, 03:14:17 AM »
If it is actually Explorer that's the culprit
Bob, the thread is long and it's late here. But why do you say the Windows Explorer is the culprit?
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Re: Problem with floppy disk with Avast Internet Security with Windows 7
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2010, 12:23:17 PM »
The culprit is not expolorer, proof is given that 5.0418 I uninstalled and I installed 4.8 and the problem disappeared... this I did 2 times! :o

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Re: Problem with floppy disk with Avast Internet Security with Windows 7
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2010, 12:35:02 PM »
If it is actually Explorer that's the culprit
Bob, the thread is long and it's late here. But why do you say the Windows Explorer is the culprit?

because Explorer does that too (it did on my old PC & XP). It's not just AVs attempting to access the floppy drive when it's empty and generating this unpleasant noise, it's also Explorer. Difference is that Explorer will do that when you login into Windows, when AVs when rebooting (this behavior can be deactivated in most AV >>> checking or not checking removable drives when shutting down or rebooting the system.
 I don't have a floppy drive anymore, but I wouldn't be surprised if Win7 behaved like XP when login in.
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Re: Problem with floppy disk with Avast Internet Security with Windows 7
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2010, 01:08:49 PM »
Well, I do have this noise even with all shields deactivated.
I am definetly not going to uninstall avast just to see if that solves this "problem".
Definetly not.
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Re: Problem with floppy disk with Avast Internet Security with Windows 7
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2010, 01:13:55 PM »
Well, I do have this noise even with all shields deactivated.
I am definetly not going to uninstall avast just to see if that solves this "problem".
Definetly not.
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which proves again that Explorer is doing that too (that was my point above)

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Re: Problem with floppy disk with Avast Internet Security with Windows 7
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2010, 01:21:32 AM »
If it is actually Explorer that's the culprit
Bob, the thread is long and it's late here. But why do you say the Windows Explorer is the culprit?
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I said if   and at this time, I haven't been able to pin it down to Explorer.  ???
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