General discussion

Locked

Windows XP - Floppy drive refreshing

By mteal ·
Hi
I'm using XP RC1 (build 2505). Whenever I open explorer or anything that causes windows to refresh the drives, it searches my floppy drive for a few seconds each and every time and it' really annoying !!! Is there any way that I can stop this????

Thanks in advance for any help

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

6 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Windows XP - Floppy drive refreshing

by DKlippert In reply to Windows XP - Floppy drive ...

The usual answer to this problem is to clear out you MRU list of documents.
Right-click the Start button, and then click Properties.
On the Start Menu tab, click Start menu, and then click Customize.
On the Advanced tab, click Clear List to empty the My Recent Documents folder

If you are using Norton AV, uncheck:
" Check floppy for boot viruses upon access"
You might also want to look at this article; type the following in the address box of Internet Explorer:

MSKB Q216752

Goodluck

Collapse -

Windows XP - Floppy drive refreshing

by mteal In reply to Windows XP - Floppy drive ...

Thanks very much for the suggestions. Unfortunately the problem still comes up.

Collapse -

Windows XP - Floppy drive refreshing

by Geek2D In reply to Windows XP - Floppy drive ...

I have seen this in 98 but havn't messed with XP so I dont know how closely they relate. In 98 you can go to system propertied, performance tab, File system properties, floppy tab, and remove the check next to Check for new floppy.... Again were this is in XP or if there is even a selection for file system properties, I don't know.

Collapse -

Windows XP - Floppy drive refreshing

by Geek2D In reply to Windows XP - Floppy drive ...

Oh yea, reboot after removing the check.
Good Luck

Collapse -

Windows XP - Floppy drive refreshing

by mteal In reply to Windows XP - Floppy drive ...

Thanks very much for the suggestion. I didn't find this option in XP but did find it in the BIOS. However after disabling it, the error still occurs.

Collapse -

Windows XP - Floppy drive refreshing

by mteal In reply to Windows XP - Floppy drive ...

This question was closed by the author

Back to Desktop Forum
6 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums