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    rmillerrmiller
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    Can I turn it off?

    Something seems to want to "check" or "read" my drives. I find the noise of the read of drive A very big distraction to me and others that are in my office. I have attempted to shut off the task programs. Is this some type of backup program? When it is reading drive A there is NOT a disk in the drive and it will make the attempt 4 times. I am not online when this takes place. I am going nuts with this or am nuts already. Please help me. Thank you! Russ

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    Re: Can I turn it off?

    it may be your anti virus software...
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    Re: Can I turn it off?

    Tell us more about your computer and what programs you have installed and what is listed in the "Task Manger" when you do a 'Ctrl-Alt-Delete'.
    This will help us see what you have and what is running that may create this action.

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

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    Re: Can I turn it off?

    I had this problem with Win95, not Win98. Here's a tip I used in Win 95:

    First empty the Recycle Bin and Clear the Documents out of the Documents Menu. If the drive is still rattling or engaging try searching for reference to the A: drive by doing the following:

    These files listed below were short-cuts or applications that had a: as text in their command-lines. They were found by Clicking the taskbar, pressing F3, then insert c: under "Look In". Then at the "Advanced" tab put "a:" (excluding quotes) in the "Containing text:" field and clicking "Find Now".

    After identifying the offending files (by selecting or scrolling past one, the a: drive would engage or rattle) you must delete it. Then empty the recycle bin when finished.

    Any file or short-cut pointing to the A: drive could potentially cause this problem but as an example the files found on this PC were:
    edit00 - c:windows
    qbasic00 - c:windows
    qbasic01 - c:windows
    microsoft qbasic - c:windowsstart menuprogramsapplications
    microsoft qbasic - #3 c:windowsstart menuprogramsapplications
    ms-dos editor - c:windowsstart menuprogramsapplications

    Hope this helps.

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    NelisWillers
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    Re: Can I turn it off?

    It may be MS Office Fast Find utility that runs in the background, making its own notes of where the files on your PC is located.

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    rmillerrmiller
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    fixed!!!!!

    [img]/w3timages/icons/king.gif[/img]This seems to be the answer. Changed the index times and all is quite. Thank you all for your help[img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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