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Stevieboy

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Avast - Disk Access may be stopping HDD Spindown
« on: December 08, 2004, 11:41:55 PM »
Hi, this isn't a moan, just a request for support :)

Avast seems to like to check what's going on ... here's a snippit of a trace I did on my HTPC ... which may or may not be the reason the main HDD never spins down on my HTPC :D

Keep up the good work fellas, and thanks in advance for any help

BTW whether or not this is resolved, Avast is fantastic :)

The following log was taken by using Sysinternal's NTFILMON:

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42   22:31:10.578   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
43   22:31:10.578   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
44   22:31:11.078   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
45   22:31:11.078   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
46   22:31:11.578   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
47   22:31:11.578   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
48   22:31:12.000   ashDisp.exe:200   IRP_MJ_CREATE    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.ini   SUCCESS   Options: Open  Access: All   
49   22:31:12.000   ashDisp.exe:200   FASTIO_LOCK   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.ini   SUCCESS   Excl: No Offset: 0 Length: -1   
50   22:31:12.000   ashDisp.exe:200   FASTIO_QUERY_STANDARD_INFO   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.ini   SUCCESS   Length: 7458   
51   22:31:12.000   ashDisp.exe:200   IRP_MJ_READ    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.ini   SUCCESS   Offset: 0 Length: 7458   
52   22:31:12.000   System:4   IRP_MJ_CLOSE    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.ini   SUCCESS      
53   22:31:12.000   ashDisp.exe:200   FASTIO_UNLOCK   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.ini   RANGE NOT LOCKED   Offset: 0 Length: -1   
54   22:31:12.000   ashDisp.exe:200   IRP_MJ_CLEANUP   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.ini   SUCCESS      
55   22:31:12.078   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
56   22:31:12.078   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
57   22:31:12.578   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
58   22:31:12.578   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
59   22:31:13.078   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
60   22:31:13.078   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
61   22:31:13.578   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
62   22:31:13.578   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
63   22:31:14.078   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
64   22:31:14.078   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
65   22:31:14.578   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
66   22:31:14.578   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
67   22:31:15.078   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
68   22:31:15.078   ashServ.exe:1504   FASTIO_READ   C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.mdb   SUCCESS   Offset: 3584 Length: 512   
« Last Edit: December 08, 2004, 11:44:35 PM by Stevieboy »

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Re:Avast - Disk Access may be stopping HDD Spindown
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2004, 09:34:25 AM »
Switching the database type from ODBC to XML (in avast4.ini) should get rid of the .mdb file access.

Stevieboy

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Re:Avast - Disk Access may be stopping HDD Spindown
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004, 09:07:49 PM »
Thanks, .mdb access gone ;D