! Welcome to BC!
I highly doubt that the DVD drive is the culprit behind the McAfee messages, but it's possible that it may be behind the general sluggishness.
I'd recommend getting a second opinion as to whether you system is clean. A buffer overflow is a serious thing. You can get a free online system scan from these places:
Also, you can try to update the drive's firmware. Go to http://us.lgservice.com/gcsc/dwn/main
and click on the Device Driver Link. Then, in the search form, set the Product as DVD-ROM the Operating System to All and the Model number to you drive's model number as the "subject" (I would provide a direct link to the download page, but their website is very poorly designed and I couldn't derive the true URL )
. You probably want the GSA-H55L_102.zip
Something else you can do is to check your Event Log
. The next time a Buffer Overflow message comes up, click on Start
then press enter
. This will launch the event viewer. Check each category for Red errors and yellow warnings. Don't be shocked to see a lot. Look for errors or warnings that occur just before during, or just after the buffer overflow. If anything jumps out, post it here.
And finally, to truely determine if the DVD drive is the culprit or an accessory to the culprit, disconnect it for a while and judge whether your system speeds up/McAfee complains. If everything is hunky dorey, then it's the drive and you may need to return it. If not, the problem lies elsewhere. In either event, we're here to help you through it all!
Edited by Amazing Andrew, 02 November 2007 - 11:51 PM.