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#1 rnfstwill

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:46 AM

Hello,

I'm new to PCs and very new to BP. Thanks for your assistance and your site.

Here's my problem:

In a recent scan with Avira free, nothing was detected, however, the following warning was reported for master boot sectors HD1, HD2, HD3, HD4:

[info] no virus was found
[warning] system error [21]: the device was not ready
[info] please restart search with adminisrator rights

(I believe that I did run the scan as an administrator)

Is this some problem, i.e. these warnings, that I should address? And how?

Your suggestions are appreciated.
Bye,
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Edited by rnfstwill, 15 March 2009 - 10:34 AM.


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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:51 AM

Try a safe mode scan? if avira allowes it?

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:28 PM

According to avira's forum, It is normal
http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=...p;postID=662543
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#4 rnfstwill

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:42 PM

Dear garmanma,

Thanks for that link. I'll look at that.

Bye,
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:15 PM

Dear garmanma,

Okay, so I looked at the link. I also joined the Avira forum. Many people are asking about those warnings. They are all reassured that the warnings are normal. There seems to be some problem with the translation of the word for warning from German to English, if I understood correctly.

I'm still a bit confused about the device they are referring to. I've started using a flash drive lately. I'm wondering if they are referring to that flash drive as the device that is not ready if it is not installed??

Any suggestions welcome.

Bye,
rnfstwill




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