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By redstarroscoe ·
why does my floppy drive try to read with no disk inserted and at odd times?

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by dmiles In reply to floppy drive problems

This coluld happen when you have a .exe file in my documents or a unfinished task using the floppy
Click Start->Settings->Task Bar and Start Menu,select the Advanced tab or button and select to clear My Documents this will clear out the recently accessed programs documents and web sites

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by redstarroscoe In reply to floppy drive problems

I know this was one of my problems so I cleared the documents out and it seems to be working just fine. I also did what "the chas" said and that was to uncheck the "check for new floppy" box in performance tab. thanks very much

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by TheChas In reply to floppy drive problems

Windows remembers where a file was retrieved from and saved to.
It regularly checks that the file is still there.

This seams to affect only application and installation files, not file transfers from Windows Explorer.

Clear out your recent files list, and avoid installing software from a floppy.

Use Windows Explorer to transfer files back and forth between the floppy and the hard drive.

Depending on your version of Windows, you can reduce floppy access in System Properties.
Click on the performance tab,
click on file system,
click on the floppy tab,
uncheck the check for new floppy drives box.
Click apply.

Some anti-virus programs also scan the floppy from time to time.

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by redstarroscoe In reply to floppy drive problems

I unchecked the box for new floppy drives and it seems to have helped along with soulrider's help also. thanks a lot.

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by wlbowers In reply to floppy drive problems

The following can cause this:
One version of Microsoft office puts a file
called fast find in the start up folder. If you
have this delete it. [ it looks for office files
and runs an index for future use].
Do you have virus software set to scan.
Check your configs.
There could be a virus on your machine.
Update your virus software and do a
scan.

Good Luck Lee

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