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Floppy disk access and Disk Defragmenter

By iith096 ·
I have been having a problem with Disk Defragmenter
accessing the A: drive whenever I defragment the C: drive. Disk
Defrag checks the floppy disk drive then goes through
defragmenting the C: drive with no problems. This started to
happen two weeks ago. (I defrag the C: drive every two weeks
and it did not do this two weeks ago). I always disable Norton
antivirus and Task Scheduler so they cannot be interfering with
Disk Defrag. I cleared out all shortcuts in C:\windows\recent and
also checked all shortcuts for pointers to the A: drive and did not
find any. No new software has been installed onto the pc either.
Not sure what is going on here. Thanks in advance for your help.


Carlos.

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by hharris In reply to Floppy disk access and Di ...

This sounds sooo familiar but I can't put my finger on it...BUT try this...go into system properties..click on performance tab and go to file system...floppy disk...uncheck "search for new floppy, etc"..it might work. If I can remember where I saw this problem before, I'll be back! In the meantime, good luck!

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by iith096 In reply to Floppy disk access and Di ...
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by dealing In reply to Floppy disk access and Di ...

Go to control panel, add-remove programs,windows setup, system tools, details and uncheck backup. this has been known to cause random problems with floppys.
It worked for me.


Dan

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by iith096 In reply to Floppy disk access and Di ...
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by keimpedj In reply to Floppy disk access and Di ...

Probebly there is an link to your A: drive in your register, You can edit your register with Regedit
Then search for strange links in your register to the floppy drive (a:)
do not remove to much.. things may not work anymore, you can mail me at keimpedj@yahoo.com

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by iith096 In reply to Floppy disk access and Di ...
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by arfstrom_tobie In reply to Floppy disk access and Di ...

How about your path setting in the Autoexec.bat? Is your path going to the A: first before it makes it to your Windows directory?

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by iith096 In reply to Floppy disk access and Di ...
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by avachon In reply to Floppy disk access and Di ...

Many defragmenting programs also you to set up an exclusion list. You may be able to exclude Drive A and the program won't even attempt to access the A drive.

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by iith096 In reply to Floppy disk access and Di ...
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