drive b other error in Norton 360

Symantec Norton 360 5.0 3pc mm
September 17, 2011 at 16:21:28
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Dual Core 2060/2GB
I have Norton 360 5.0 installed on my Acer 5610Z Laptop which has Windows 7. I have recently gotten this message when trying to run Disk Optimization through Norton, Drive B: Other error...I can't seem to make this go away and I know my computer drives aren't being fragmented as they should since this has popped up, also now Norton is also telling me my CPU is slow. Neither one of these issues has ever been a problem. Any ideas on how to correct this and get Norton's Disk Optimization working agin??

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September 18, 2011 at 04:55:16
In Windows drive B would have to be a floppy drive which your laptop could not have. If you actually have a hard drive partition or other drive that is labeled B in Windows then you are going to have to use Disk Manager to relabel the drive. The drive with Windows on it would have to be C drive and your optical drive and any other partitions can be ant letter after that except that your recovery partition would be your D drive (maybe hidden though). You really may have two problems so find out if you really do have a B drive and try to fix this and Norton may resolve itself, but I personally would completely remove Norton. My past experience with Norton and others' more recent complaints lead to this recommendation. Symantic has tried to make Norton do everything for use and as a result uses system resources wastefully and is not even the best antivirus you actually could have installed. I recommend Avast (free version), Microsoft Security Essentials (free), or Webroot (my personal favorite but you do need to pay for it) Antivirus with Spysweeper. Everything else that Norton tries to do, Windows 7 can do for you as well or better if you just take the time to learn the features (Disk Clean up, Disk Defrag, etc.). Your system would actually perform better this way.
As far as your B drive is concerned, please look in 'Computer' and in Disk Manager and let us know as much about your drives and what they are labeled as you can.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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September 19, 2011 at 08:16:33
"Neither one of these issues has ever been a problem"

The only thing that's causing problems is Norton. Get rid of it & try Microsoft Security Essentials or one of the other freebies such as AVG or AVAST.

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