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Freezing after accessing floppy drive

By enoble ·
I am running Windows 95 on a DTK computer and it is freezing frequently. It seems to happen after the floppy drive is grinding as if the system is trying to save to the drive. How can I correct this? I thought it was Word autosaving, but it happens when nothing is open. Please help me anyone.

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to Freezing after accessing ...

Windows 95 has a weird way of saving files to the floppy disk. It appears to start explorer in an unseen minimized way to read the floppy, then move the file. If you have a bad disk or if your floppy drive is failing, 95 (98 and ME too) will grindto a halt while it tries to access the drive or disk. It is also possible to get the dreaded "Blue Screen" or the box stating that your system has become unstable or a program is not responding.

One thing that you can do while testing for a failing drive is go into your BIOS and disable floppy seek and also tell windows not to search for the drive upon boot. This is a waste of boot time anyway. If you have a spare drive ( a Teac only cost $14.00), install it.

Hpoe this helps.

Paul

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by Marence In reply to Freezing after accessing ...

Are you running an anti-virus program? Check your settings to see if it's checking the diskette drive for viruses. Disabling that should cure the problem... if the anti-virus software is the problem...

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