Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 242
  • Last Modified:

Old Norton A.V. Scan Error

So I just did a clean reinstall of WIN ME on an old Dell P3.  Norton 2001 was the original and included Anti-Virus.  Everything went well including the virus definition updates.  When I initiate a scan of my simple little home system, I get 2 messages:
"Unable to Read Boot Record on Hard Drive #0." then "Unable to Read Boot Record on on Hard Drive C:"  Once I OK both these messages the virus scan seems to proceed normally, except it never indicates a scan of the Master Boot Record.  This all is apparently some sort of glitch.  What's the fix.
0
dockboy549
Asked:
dockboy549
  • 2
  • 2
2 Solutions
 
blue_zeeCommented:

It may be a glitch.

Be aware that Norton products never worked well with WinME and considering there are modern and free AV programs available, why not use them?

Avast Home Edition is free:
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

And compatible:
http://www.avast.com/eng/system-requirements-avast-home.html

And believe this is the solution for you, not Norton 2001.

Hope you agree.

Good luck,

Zee

0
 
phototropicCommented:
Before you install new av software, make sure you completely remove Norton.  This is the Symantec removal tool for Norton av 2001:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001092114452606?Open&docid=2005103109480139&nsf=tsgeninfo.nsf&view=docid

Avast Home Ed., is good and free, and so is AVG:

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

Good luck!
0
 
dockboy549Author Commented:
Looks like this question is over.  Consensus seems to be to go to a free AV software.  I've tried a couple in the past and have no problem with using them..  Thanks to all for your support
0
 
blue_zeeCommented:
You're welcome.

Zee
0
 
phototropicCommented:


Second that.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

  • 2
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now