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Aggressive Floppy Seek, Win 98SE

By savjm ·
I have a client that has at least 2 machines (the whole office has dell optiplex) whos floppy drives are aggressively accessed by the OS (Win 98 SE). I cannot locate any literature on this anomaly, although I do remember seeing it discussed in one of the many computer rags I read.

Anybody have a clue how to stop it?

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Clear references to A

by TheChas In reply to Aggressive Floppy Seek, W ...

The first step, is to clear ALL references and shortcuts that refer to the A: drive.

I search the registry on a: and delete or change ALL references to the A: drive.

Same for the recent documents folder.

Disable floppy drive seek in both BIOS settings, and the Performance tab of device manager.

Then, check the settings for the A: drive in the anti-virus software.

To prevent a re-occurrence, train users to not open or save files directly from/to the floppy from inside applications.
Use Windows Explorer to copy files to / from the floppy.

By the way, this type of question belongs in the Technical Q&A section.

Chas

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