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scheduled scan freezes when scanning drive D, can only stop by ejecting disc!

Scheduled scan runs weekly without problem until it scans the D drive which usually contains a DVD. The scan is at 99% and will not cancel. The only way I can complete the scan is to eject the disc while the drive is on, which is certainly not recommended. This is a new problem and has only happened for the last two weeks. The first time, I ran Virtual Technician, which fixed a registry problem. The second time, no problem was found by VT.

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Re: scheduled scan freezes when scanning drive D, can only stop by ejecting disc!

Whenever your next scheduled scan is due to scan, could you please remove the disk from the D drive and see if the scan will complete without any issues?

This will help to learn more about this issue

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Re: scheduled scan freezes when scanning drive D, can only stop by ejecting disc!

It is most likely having trouble unpacking something on that DVD - does it contain compressed files?

Have tou tried simply going to it in Windows Explorer > Computer > DVD drive, and right-clicking it then selecting 'Scan' ?    See if it scans it OK then.

The newest models of VirusScan remember what they have scanned and once done shouldn't have a problem with them afterwards, unless the material is corrupted somehow or maybe infected.

I'm not trying to be nosey but what kind of disk is this?

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 20/08/11 8:35:34 EDT AM
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Actually Peter mine does the same thing was going to mention it in our weekly call but I just removed the disk when not in use. I will query the techs on the Monday call. I think it is having unpacking issues.

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Interesting, OK bring it up on our Monday call.  jwn we'll get back to you.

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Re: scheduled scan freezes when scanning drive D, can only stop by ejecting disc!

I will try to remember to remove the disc. It is an ordinary commercial movie. However, the scan does show the file where it freezes, and perhaps I should just write that down before stopping the scan. I have tried scanning the disc separately and there is no problem with that.

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OK I've added this to our call agenda for Monday afternoon.  Can either of you tell me the size, type and name of the file?

I tried scanning just my DVD drive with a movie in there (Avatar) and it scanned OK.


Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 21/08/11 8:49:26 EDT AM
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I will give it a run later on today Peter. The DVDs I have are always game dvds never movies ones..

Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 22/08/11 6:57:44 AM
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I haven't any game DVD's to try so I'll rely on you guys.

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 21/08/11 5:03:15 EDT PM
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OK confirmed mine scanned fine went through F (dvd) drive scanning after C, D and E drives. DVD scanned slowkly but finished at 2:30 pm. It was at 99% level and then went back to sacn some E drive files. $5 Minutes later still at 99% and scanning E dive BUT dvd drive working its butt off being scanned acessed big time. As soon as I ejected disk scan completed. Seems VS not let go of the DVD drive and files are still being accessed. was this what happened for the OP?

Seems identical correct and a bug as far as I see.

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