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    Floppy Drive A

    Would anyone know why my computer is trying to read my floppy Drive A? I never use it and it makes a sound and the light flashes. To get rid of the noise I open Windows Explorer and click on my C drive and it stops.

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    Re: Floppy Drive A

    Try clearing your folder of recently opened files and folders (Cocuments and Settings<username>Recent).
    You can also search the registry for references to A:, but be careful - only delete an item if it's clear that it is harmless.

    In the end, you may not be able to stop it entirely - I haven't used my A: drive for a year or so, and still, my PC accesses it occasionally during startup or shutdown.

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    Re: Floppy Drive A

    Hans' post also reminded me that many antivirus programs try to check drives on startup or shutdown. Check the AV program you're using and all its settings to make sure that's not happening in your case.

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    Re: Floppy Drive A

    Franny

    I have exactly the same thing with my home PC. It all started when I loaded Norton Anti-Virus. I haven't used the floppy drive for just over a year and it is just "one of those things" that ever so often it buzzes, clicks and stops. My view is that it shows my AV is working <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Jerry

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    Re: Floppy Drive A

    Franny,

    If you never use the A drive, you could always disable the floppy controller in the BIOS. I think most BIOS will allow you to do this.
    I have Award BIOS and it is an option there.
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