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Can not access Floppy Drive

By dj61 ·
I have a computer that when you try to access the floppy drive using explorer, it locks up and declares an explorer.exe error. The system is running Windows 2000 Professional. It was running SP2 and IE6. I upgraded it to SP3 and all other updates from the Windows update site. I replaced the floppy with a known good one. The floppy is accessible from a Command prompt and within applications, ie word and excel. Only Explorer exhibits this problem. I think this safely excludes the possibility of the floppy controller being bad. It is also running Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Can not access Floppy Dri ...

um, floppy drive look normal in Device Manager?

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by dj61 In reply to Can not access Floppy Dri ...

Yes it does. There is nothing to indicate a problem, but if you try to use explorer to access the floppy it locks up and crashes.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Can not access Floppy Dri ...

man, this sure seems like hardware to me...did you try a new cable?

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by dj61 In reply to Can not access Floppy Dri ...

This is not hardware as explorer is the only program to have a problem. I tried all hardware solutions first. I have since posting this question tried a repair of Win2k and uninstalling the Yamaha Synthisizer program that Microsoft has documented ascausing a problem with WinXP

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by NetTek In reply to Can not access Floppy Dri ...

I have seen on PCs where Windows 2000 and the BIOS are incompatible. Check with the PC manufacturer for this problem, and see if there are any BIOS upgrades.

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by dj61 In reply to Can not access Floppy Dri ...

This PC was designed for Win2k and has the latest BIOS. Besides there are 500 identical PC's without this problem.

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by Gigelul In reply to Can not access Floppy Dri ...

Hi,
I had the same problem with a WinNT box. The problem was drivers (I think the NIC driver).
I can't correct this problem without a fresh install of the OS. I used the same drivers after reinstall but all was OK.

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Can not access Floppy Drive

by dj61 In reply to Can not access Floppy Dri ...

There are no drivers not certified by microsoft on this machine

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by dj61 In reply to Can not access Floppy Dri ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by hootie14 In reply to Can not access Floppy Dri ...

Could it be that explorer.exe is corrupted. Rename explorer.exe and save a known good explorer.exe to the winnt folder. Just a thought.

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