Apr 5, 2014 at 12:22 AM
Edited Apr 5, 2014 at 1:01 AM
I've heard that feedback before, that their floppy drive is continually being accessed; that's probably the sound you're hearing However I've pored over the code and it looks like I'm doing the disc checking correctly; I'm only looking for optical
drives like DVDs. And I can't reproduce it. I've kind of hit a wall in my ability to work on that problem. You could try and work on a fix for it, or just disconnect your floppy drive since USB flash drives are about a million times better anyway...
As for XP I would recommend that you upgrade to a modern operating system because as of today Microsoft will no longer release security patches for XP. Unless you think that being part of a botnet would be a cool thing.
It's useless to pass a updates OS on OLD HARDWARE........... in this my pc i have a Pentium 4 CPU.... i can't install Windows 7... or 8.1!! I can only remain to use XP!
The security patch ? It's very important ?? Avira for example still continue to updates the virus definition and this latest version still working on XP whitout problems......
Otherwise returning to HD access............ I can assure it's not the floppy drive emit this "tic tic tic" noised... it's the HD i can see the LED activity and my currectly desktopc case it's all opened and i can see all componet and listening the
exact hd reproduce this noise :)
You say you can't reproduce this "problems"......... ok..... every pc there is different....... i have two desktop in my room, i have installed the latest x64 on my second pc with windows 7 x64 and no same noises from case.
Usually i have so other software installed for encoding........ i use daily this pc with XP and it's the first time i found a programs can obtain this noises from hd....... i already says again.... it's similar to continue access to hd.....
If you thinks it's usefull i can post to you a complete report to exact hardware installed on my computer..........
I also try to disable Avira..... but there noises still remain............. This programs it's based on handbrake right...... i can try to install handbrake if i obtain a similar problems........ i report it in 10 minutes.....
Now..... i'm installed latest HandBrake picked from VideoHelp site:
I have executed it........ and after 2 minutes the GUI it's appears on my monitor, no noise activity it's been listening from my hd....
I have started an encoding whit handbrake......... it's very similar to this vidcoder but this still better because for example it's possibly to obtain the size output of imput a desidered bitrate and watching the output size files at finished encoding!
In the recent past i have used so many programs..... like Avidemux 4 example...... but very often i use XVID4PSP (whit so many difficult option to set) to convert my file to xvid or recently to mp4/mkv (using x264) and i never have this "problems"
whit HD activity.....i don't want to be cause problems to my hd........
Probally it's difficult so other member report this same "problems".......... i have a IDE hard drive, probally if i have a SSD hard drive or a more recently IDE or SATA hardware it's more silent like my hd or those who keep their case completely
Otherwise if you thinks it's ok........... on next time i shut off this computer before to turn on i can disconnect the power (you thinks it's better and disconnect the data cable and power cable ? ) from my floppy disk and retry to launch vidcoder :)
IT's about three or four years i can see or use a floppy disk on a pc :)