I have a strange problem.
A couple of weeks ago, my hard drive started making a strange noise when some (but not all) programs accessed it. It sounded like there was a ball bearing inside a tube and the tube was being shaken about 20 times. (actually it sounded like the HD head was being forcefully and quickly being moved back and forth.)
I selectively removed items that automatically start at boot up until the noise disappeared. Once I disabled Zone Alarm, the noise stopped. When I re-enabled it the noise returned. However, after I returned all other start-up items, the noise disappeared again.
There were no alerts shown in the Zone Alarm log.
I've done a full virus scan and spyware scan and the system is clean.
I'm using ZA version 4.5.594.00.
Anyone have any idea why this was happening?
Operating System:Windows 98-SE (Second Edition)
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)