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

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by FlyingPenguins, Apr 27, 2010.

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  1. FlyingPenguins

    FlyingPenguins Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. FlyingPenguins

    FlyingPenguins Thread Starter

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    Thanks for replying, Phantom010.

    I tried what suggested... didn't seem to work, unfortunately.
     
  4. Phantom010

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    Make sure your antivirus software is not set to scan the floppy drive (A).
     
  5. 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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