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My computer tries to access the floppy drive every hour or so (whether there is a disk inside or not). As far as I can tell, the drive still operates properly, but the duration of the accessing is growing longer, (It now tries to read a disk 6 or 7 times each hour)and it occasionally sounds sickly. I looked through past posts, but I have no programs running (except Norton a/v), and Windows Explorer is not pointing to the a drive. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?
I had the same problem once and I think it was caused by a shortcut in Startup. While I wait for my memory to come back, you can check the following link for some suggestions on how to find the cause: http://www.createwindow.com/wininfo/floppybug.htm
I think that did it!!! Several hours now without a problem! Thank You Very Much!
01-09-2001, 04:48 PM
In my case that program in the start up menu was an application of Microsoft Office, called fast find or something, which updates locations of Office files (for what reason I can't imagine), but anyway deleting it alleviated the noisy floppy access. Thanks
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