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[SOLVED] "A" drive making noise

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by heatherew, Feb 8, 2003.

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  1. heatherew

    heatherew Thread Starter

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    My "A" drive is making grinding noises when there is no disk in there, just like when I have a disk in the drive and info is being retrieved. I have been downloading pictures from the "A" drive since yesterday, when the malfunction started. Any ideas why this is happening? I have Windows 98, with a Pentium 2.
     
  2. ChuckG

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    Sounds to me like you're taking the floppy out of the drive while the drive light is on. Leave the floppy in the drive till the light goes out.

    Is it just this simple? :)

    Anyway, that's what I got from your post.
     
  3. heatherew

    heatherew Thread Starter

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    Thanks, but I have another question. I did as you said and waited until the light went out to remove the disk today, and it's still acting possessed(still making grinding noises). Could it be that it's still rebelling from me removing the disk while the light was on yesterday, and when will it stop?
     
  4. ChuckG

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    heatherew- Your machine could still looking for a file on a floppy.

    Couple of questions: Have you shut the machine down and then restarted? Also, one of the pictures you copied to your machine may be looking for the rest of the file. Do you remember which disk started this? If you do, stick it in there. You could also have a corrupted picture file causing this. I'd look through them.

    We've all taken out floppies before they are done being read at some time. Usually, if you just reinsert the floppy, the drive will calm down.

    Nothing's easy, is it?
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    Try clearing your recent documents list.......Start button, documents, and delete the ones that show you got them from the a: drive.
     
  6. heatherew

    heatherew Thread Starter

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    Thanks, guys. I tried both suggestions and one must have worked, because it's not doing it anymore. Thanks again!
     
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