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« on: February 18, 2004, 04:33:06 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
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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, 09:23:03 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 22, 2004, 06:27:43 AM »

Somewhere in the bios there is an option called "Do not seek Floppy on startup" or words to that effect.Switch it off and see if it helps.
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2004, 02:47:06 PM »

The boot up floppy seek is turned off. I forgot to mention that. Sorry! Thank you for the post tho! :-)
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