Computer attempting to read from floppy drive when accessing C: root folder

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FlyingPenguins

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Whenever I browse to the C:\ root folder using Windows Explorer, or browse there using any file dialog window, that window freezes for a few seconds. I then see (and hear) the floppy disk drive (A: ) attempting to read, and after that the window is functional again. It may or may not occur again if I navigate to C:\Documents and Settings or its subfolders, but will not occur on any other subfolder in C:, such as Program Files, but will happen again if I navigate back to C:.

How do I prevent this from occurring?
 

Phantom010

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Try the following:

Right-click Start.

Click Properties.

Classic Start menu > Customize...

Click Clear.

If you're using the Start menu instead of Classic Start menu, select Customize... then click Clear List.

Hope it helps.
 

Phantom010

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Make sure your antivirus software is not set to scan the floppy drive (A).
 

FlyingPenguins

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Turns out my antivirus program (Avast) may indeed be to blame. I checked their forum, and it turns out that I'm not the only one having the same type of problem lately; however, there doesn't seem to be a solution for this yet other than disabling the floppy drive in the Device Manager. I have left a message on their forum about this in the meantime.
 
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