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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 12:05:54 PM

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Hi,

I have a PC at home with a 60Gb Seagate drive (5400 rpm) master (C: &
D:)  and a slave 160Gb samsung (7200 rpm) (G:,H:,I:) 

At present I have Norton 2003 installed under C: in the default
location.


I have tried to install most newer applications on the faster newer
disk, which is also quieter.

I ran filemon.exe and noticed that Norton or Symantec identified
processes seem to make a large number of file access operations, witha
full path on C:.

I wondered if relocating (reinstalling) Norton onto the faster disk
would be worthwhile ? I don't see why not as the install supports
installing to any custome drive of folder.
I would also hopefully get a better interleaving of disk i/o across the
two disks.

My concern was what if something went wrong with the 160Gb disk on
which Norton resides ? If a PC boots that has Norton AV installed BUT
cannot find any of the Norton Binaries because the drive is missing
what happens ?

Normally this doesn't matter if using C: as if that fails you're
screwed anyway, but if locating Norton on G: and that disk fails , will
XP boot to a usable state ?


many thanks

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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 6:41:44 PM

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You can / should not move the Norton A/V onto a separate drive. It needs to
be installed on the same drive where Windows is installed on, in order to
provide a complete protection.


<jives@uk.oracle.com> wrote in message
news:1126537553.984878.114020@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>
> Hi,
>
> I have a PC at home with a 60Gb Seagate drive (5400 rpm) master (C: &
> D:)  and a slave 160Gb samsung (7200 rpm) (G:,H:,I:) 
>
> At present I have Norton 2003 installed under C: in the default
> location.
>
>
> I have tried to install most newer applications on the faster newer
> disk, which is also quieter.
>
> I ran filemon.exe and noticed that Norton or Symantec identified
> processes seem to make a large number of file access operations, witha
> full path on C:.
>
> I wondered if relocating (reinstalling) Norton onto the faster disk
> would be worthwhile ? I don't see why not as the install supports
> installing to any custome drive of folder.
> I would also hopefully get a better interleaving of disk i/o across the
> two disks.
>
> My concern was what if something went wrong with the 160Gb disk on
> which Norton resides ? If a PC boots that has Norton AV installed BUT
> cannot find any of the Norton Binaries because the drive is missing
> what happens ?
>
> Normally this doesn't matter if using C: as if that fails you're
> screwed anyway, but if locating Norton on G: and that disk fails , will
> XP boot to a usable state ?
>
>
> many thanks
>
Anonymous
September 12, 2005 6:41:45 PM

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"Yves Leclerc" <yleclercNOSPAM@sympatico.ca> wrote in
news:o 8qUhm8tFHA.2568@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl:

> You can / should not move the Norton A/V onto a separate drive. It
> needs to be installed on the same drive where Windows is installed on,
> in order to provide a complete protection.
>

????????? Has nothing to do with that.

Do a full uninstall of Norton, and do a custom install. If it is
possible, it will give you the opportunity to selecty an alternate
install location. Unless you are tight for space, Ther is no need to do
this. NAV is a (mostly) memory resident process. Speed of HDD is
irrelevant.




>
> <jives@uk.oracle.com> wrote in message
> news:1126537553.984878.114020@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a PC at home with a 60Gb Seagate drive (5400 rpm) master (C: &
>> D:)  and a slave 160Gb samsung (7200 rpm) (G:,H:,I:) 
>>
>> At present I have Norton 2003 installed under C: in the default
>> location.
>>
>>
>> I have tried to install most newer applications on the faster newer
>> disk, which is also quieter.
>>
>> I ran filemon.exe and noticed that Norton or Symantec identified
>> processes seem to make a large number of file access operations,
>> witha full path on C:.
>>
>> I wondered if relocating (reinstalling) Norton onto the faster disk
>> would be worthwhile ? I don't see why not as the install supports
>> installing to any custome drive of folder.
>> I would also hopefully get a better interleaving of disk i/o across
>> the two disks.
>>
>> My concern was what if something went wrong with the 160Gb disk on
>> which Norton resides ? If a PC boots that has Norton AV installed BUT
>> cannot find any of the Norton Binaries because the drive is missing
>> what happens ?
>>
>> Normally this doesn't matter if using C: as if that fails you're
>> screwed anyway, but if locating Norton on G: and that disk fails ,
>> will XP boot to a usable state ?
>>
>>
>> many thanks
>>
>
>
>
!