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Solved: Solved: floppy accessed on bootup and shutdown

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by 1069, Sep 8, 2004.

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  1. 1069

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    I am operating windows 98v2. Just before the boot-up sequence is complete the floppy drive is continually accessed. It does the same when I shut down.
    I get around this by having a disk permanently in the drive! Can it be fixed or is this just a quirk of Win98? I would welcome your advice.
     
  2. Bryan

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    It may be caused by a few things ...

    Your anti virus can cause it. Check the options in it, some have options to scan the floppy drive at bootup and shutdown.

    Check your "Recent Documents" on the Start Menu. I'm not running W98 any longer so I can't quite remember how to clear the list. Try right clicking on the Start button and choosing Properties and I believe you'll see an option to "Clear History". If not, someone else with W98 may jump in and correct me.

    The other possibility is a BIOS setting for the access your experiencing at bootup but try those two things and let us know what happens first.
     
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    Thanks for your advice Bryan, I am using Norton as my a-v software and I can't see an option to scan floppy drive on startup or shutdown. I have been having this problem for some time now and recently re-installed win98 over the top of the original version ( I had another problem which I have since solved ). The floppy access problem, however, still persists. You suggest it may be a bios setting?
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    Did you check the "Recent Documents" entries on the Start Menu and Clear them? That's typically the cause for floppy drive access.
     
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    Since I'm such a clean freak(when it comes to my pc, anyway) I cannot back Brian up on the recent documents thing but it very well could be as if the last stuff you were accessing was on A drive windows may(for what reason I do not know) look for it. Another thing you can try is go to system properties in control panel>then choose the performance tab, then the file system button at the bottom, then the floppy disk tab and make sure there is not a checkmark in "Search for new floppy disk drive every time windows starts". But although that sounds like it might be a winner at first glance, the thing you said about having this problem for some time(meaning not ever since you've had the puter) makes me suspect the floppy drive itself is just starting to fail. If you've never touched the bios before(and your computer was originally working fine) then there isn't a reason to change it now. A new floppy costs next to nothing and is real easy to install.
     
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    Hi maritimesea, I tried what you suggested and unchecked the "search for new floppy ..." and re-booted. I have still got the same problem. I will look into replacing the floppy drive.
     
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    Hi Bryan,

    Yes I deleted the "Recent Documents" I still have the same problem.
     
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    Do you have Microsoft Find Fast running? Or some other indexing program?
     
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    Thanks Candy, I forgot about that program .... That will cause it, too. You can disable it and delete the old indexes through the ControlPanel>FindFast
     
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    You're welcome Bryan. I have Enfish and it will do the same thing unless you smack it around and tell it not to ;)
     
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    No to Find Fast - I checked and there is nothing set up.
     
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    Can you post your running tasks?

    Start, run, type msinfo32 and hit ok, go to software, running tasks, edit, select all, edit, copy and come back and paste.
     
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    Running Tasks as requested

    Kernel32.dll 4.10.2222 Microsoft Corporation Win32 Kernel core component C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\Kernel32.dll 4.3 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
    MSGSRV32.EXE 4.10.2222 Microsoft Corporation Windows 32-bit VxD Message Server C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
    Mprexe.exe 4.10.1998 Microsoft Corporation WIN32 Network Interface Service Process C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\Mprexe.exe 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
    MMTASK.TSK 4.03.1998 Microsoft Corporation Multimedia background task support module C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\MMTASK.TSK 4.0 Microsoft Windows
    Ccevtmgr.exe 1.03.4 Symantec Corporation Event Manager Service C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\Ccevtmgr.exe 4.0 Event Manager
    Vsmon.exe 3.1.395 Zone Labs Inc. TrueVector Service C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\Vsmon.exe 4.0 TrueVector Service
    Mstask.exe 4.71.1959.1 Microsoft Corporation Task Scheduler Engine C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\Mstask.exe 4.0 Microsoft® Windows® Task Scheduler
    Explorer.exe 4.72.3110.1 Microsoft Corporation Windows Explorer C:\WINDOWS.001\Explorer.exe 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System
    Systray.exe 4.10.2222 Microsoft Corporation System Tray Applet C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\Systray.exe 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
    Ccapp.exe 1.0.10.006 Symantec Corporation Common Client CC App C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\Ccapp.exe 4.0 Common Client
    E_s10ic2.exe 3.08 SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION EPSON Status Monitor 3 C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\E_s10ic2.exe 4.0 EPSON Status Monitor 3
    Spool32.exe 4.10.1998 Microsoft Corporation Spooler Sub System Process C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\Spool32.exe 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
    Taskmon.exe 4.10.1998 Microsoft Corporation Task Monitor C:\WINDOWS.001\Taskmon.exe 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
    Zapro.exe 3.1.395 Zone Labs Inc. ZoneAlarm Pro C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\Zapro.exe 4.0 ZoneAlarm Pro
    Watch.exe 1, 0, 0, 1 , WATCH MFC Application C:\WINDOWS.001\TWAIN_32\A4S2_32\Watch.exe 4.0 WATCH Application
    Rnaapp.exe 4.10.2222 Microsoft Corporation Dial-Up Networking Application C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\Rnaapp.exe 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
    Wmiexe.exe 5.00.1755.1 Microsoft Corporation WMI service exe housing C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\Wmiexe.exe 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System
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    Tapisrv.exe 4.10.2222 Microsoft Corporation Microsoft® Windows(TM) Telephony Server C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\Tapisrv.exe 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
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    Ddhelp.exe 4.08.01.0881 Microsoft Corporation Microsoft DirectX Helper C:\WINDOWS.001\SYSTEM\Ddhelp.exe 4.0 Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® 95 and 98
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    Msinfo32.exe 4.10.2222 Microsoft Corporation MSInfo32 C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\MSINFO\Msinfo32.exe 4.0 Microsoft System Information
     
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    Watch.exe 1, 0, 0, 1 , WATCH MFC Application C:\WINDOWS.001\TWAIN_32\A4S2_32\Watch.exe 4.0 WATCH Application

    I'm kind of tied up at the moment and don't have time to google this, thanks for the email as well......

    Do you know what this is?
     
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    Not sure what it is!! It was checked on the start-up menu so I unchecked it. This made no difference.
     
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