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Unwanted Floppy Drive Seek

By golsht_s ·
In w98 when i shut down prior to shutdown windows seeks the floppy drive. This also occurs when loading some applications.Could this be due to the automatic check made by norton anivirus?

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by TheChas In reply to Unwanted Floppy Drive See ...

Yes.

The default settings for most anti-virus programs checks the floppy drive on both access and shutdown.

Windows will also access the floppy on a regular basis IF you open or save files from/to the floppy.
To reduce Windows access of the floppy, open and save ALL files from the hard drive. Then use Windows Explorer to copy files between the floppy and your hard drive.

If any device drivers were installed from the floppy drive, Windows will remember that too.

Chas

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by umesh_gk In reply to Unwanted Floppy Drive See ...

Yes this is due to norton antivirus

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by 7nt In reply to Unwanted Floppy Drive See ...

Open Norton System Works and go to Options/Antivirus. On the left side, click on Auto Protect and select Advanced.

Now back on the right hand side, under Advanced Options, down the bottom, you will see:

1. Scan floppy disk for boot viruses every time it is mounted;
2. Scan floppy disk in A: for boot viruses when shutting down and
3. Scan all additional floppies on shutdown.

Untick all of the above boxes that are ticked and press OK. No more floppy seek.

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clover

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