The drive is not ready for use.

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tisatashar

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Hello

I've enjoyed fixing my problems overtime by reading your forums. But this time I can't solve this one.

On shutdown i get:

The drive is not ready for use. It's door maybe open. Please check drive A:

I don't even have a floppy drive on this new PC. Although the icon appears in the Hard Drives/Partitions XP window (probably for nostalgia).

I've tossed out antispyware, AV, Firewall & its still there. I can't see what else it could be that is throwing up this false alert.
 
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Welcome to TSG

if you don't have a floppy drive but "the icon appears in the Hard Drives/Partitions XP window" then it's not for "nostalgia" but for improper BIOS settings :)

disable the onboard FDD controller, set the floppy drive a: 3.5" to 'not installed'
 
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NetBios?

i'm talking about the BIOS setup utility ... most computers respond to F2 or DEL during the POST screen.
 
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If you do not have a floppy drive, and your BIOS has it turned off. And you are still getting that message, my best idea/guess would be that somewhere in your computer a file on shutdown is attempting to access your A: drive.
 
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