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floppy drive light always glowing

By emkay_mm ·
I have a windows xp on my computer.whenever i start my system i find the floppy drive light burning even if there is no floppy disk in it.
what could be the reason. and how can i fix it.

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by TheChas In reply to floppy drive light alwa ...

Several things can cause the floppy drive to be accessed at startup.

First, your anti-virus software likely is set to scan floppy disks at boot.
You can disable the floppy scan at boot option.

Then, do you ever load or save files to / from the floppy?
If so, Windows remembers where files came from and looks for them to still be there.

To reduce the amount of time that Windows spends looking for files on the floppy drive, you need to delete ALL references to files that were on the floppy drive from your recent documents list.


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by wcp In reply to floppy drive light alwa ...

Check your FD cable. It might have been connected backward. The red (or pink) side should match with Pin 1.

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by Sue T In reply to floppy drive light alwa ...

Is your computer set to try booting to the floppy first and then the hard drive? Also, I know that in Win98 file system properties there is a place to put a check mark that tells your computer to check the floppy drive when the computer is booted, I don't know if XP has the same thing or not.

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