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    Floppy Access Upon Startup

    Does anyone know how to disable WinXPpro from accessing the floppy drive when the OS starts up?

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    Re: Floppy Access Upon Startup

    Hi
    Before Windows loads, get to Set Up (BIOS) by pressing F2 (or whatever key your system message suggests) and scroll through to the start-up options. Make sure that 'floppy-drive seek' is Disabled (if the option exists) and if not, that Drive A (or removable media) is at least third in the list - Hard Drive should be at the top.

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    Re: Floppy Access Upon Startup

    Thanks, but I'm not talking about floppy drive access at bootup -- after entering my ID/password (WinXPpro), the OS is checking the floppy. It is this access I want to disable (was doable with previous OS versions).

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    Re: Floppy Access Upon Startup

    This has been a issue for most of the older Windows versions, if one is to power down the computer or close Windows Explorer 9My Computer) with the "a" drive selected Windows will save this setting. Try opening a file on a floppy, close it, make sure that a hard drive is selected when in Explorer or My Computer and close explorer. Now reboot your machine. This MAY reset things.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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