PDA

View Full Version : FAVORITES button Activates A:Drive



jmb
09-27-2000, 07:46 PM
When I click or highlight the FAVORITES button, My A http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gifrive acts as if it is trying to read a floppy disc. It's like going to MY COMPUTER and clicking on the A http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gifrive, but it has no floppy and makes a sound like it is searching for something. Any suggestions?

ReddDogg
09-27-2000, 08:09 PM
That, my friends, sounds like a corrupt line in the registry. Unfortunately I can't access my registry here at work, cause they have disabled registry editing (why, I don't know http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/redface.gif) ) but I have played at home and found the line that tells the favorites (along with the rest of the buttons in IE) where to look. Maybe I will find it back and post the line to look for. By the way, is this windows 95, 98, etc... ?

------------------
Joe Redd
MCP

jmb
09-27-2000, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by ReddDogg:
That, my friends, sounds like a corrupt line in the registry. Unfortunately I can't access my registry here at work, cause they have disabled registry editing (why, I don't know http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/redface.gif) ) but I have played at home and found the line that tells the favorites (along with the rest of the buttons in IE) where to look. Maybe I will find it back and post the line to look for. By the way, is this windows 95, 98, etc... ?


I'm operating Win.98. Thanks for taking the time. I'll wait for your reply on this matter. Thanks again.

abacus
09-28-2000, 09:47 PM
I had a similar problem with unexplained accesses of my floppy drive, only mine were random. In my case I tried everything to stop it and in the end it turned out to be .pif files pointing to my a: drive. This could occur, for example, if you open a file from your floppy by clicking on the document from the floppy, say a Word document, rather than first launching the program and choosing File/Open. Anyway, I used the find command to find and delete any unnecessary .pif files, like this:

1. Click start/find
2. type *.pif in the find box
3. type a: in the Containing text box
4. click find
5. delete unneeded pif files

If this doesn't work for you, see "Stop Windows95 from Randomly Searching the Floppy Drive" at http://www.annoyances.org/win95/win95ann6.html Perhaps it doesn't describe your problem exactly, but it's at least related.

BTW, note to ixl: annoyances.org published their site in a book. I don't know how their sales have been, but have you considered that? You have a great site, but it would be great if it were possible to read it "cover to cover," because I can only stare at a computer screen so long, whether the site is on cd or online. I should say I saw the Annoyances book on sale at a recent computer fair at the cheap price of CAN $10. I don't know if that's a good sign or bad. Anyway, just curious. Actually, it's none of my business 8-).