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« on: February 18, 2004, 04:31:19 PM »

Operating System Version: WIndows XP SP-1
Problem Application Name & Version: Freezing - any application; floppy runs on startup of Windows
Problem Hardware Make & Model: Mitsumi Floppy Drive
Error Messages: For Floppy - every time I boot up the computer, the floppy runs and runs. You have to put a floppy in the drive to get it to quiet down, but then it constantly scans the floppy and slows down the computer. First I replaced the floppy (twice), then the floppy cable (3 times). Mind you that this computer has all brand new parts in it - everything has been recently replaced. I thought that Norton Auto-protect was the problem, so i disabled that. That worked for 2 weeks but now it is doing it again. I am going to completely uninstall Norton Systemworks to see if it goes away, but I am not sure if that will help at all. Also, if the computer is not used for a while it will freeze up while in the screensaver or it will freeze up while opening a program. The video card was replaced with a totally different card and the latest drivers are installed, so I am not sure if that is related to the other problem or not. Any thoughts would be great! I have a P4 2.4 GHz processor with an 80GB HD and 512MB RAM. Thank you!


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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2004, 09:21:32 PM »

Right-click on the floppy icon [or any drive-related icon] under "My Computer".
Click properties, select "hardware" and double click [or right click] floppy to bring up it's properties. In the "device usage" tab, select disable. Not sure, but it could work.

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2004, 12:34:10 AM »

Norton could be set to check the floppy at startup.It may even need to be reset in the bios.Read this

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