A Drive Failure

  iristony 11:08 01 Nov 2003

I am using win 98 SE. A drive will start up with "Startup Disk", no problem. will work any Floppy in this mode.
When windows boots in and I try to use the A Drive , in anyway, the computer emediatly Locks Up and I have to re-boot.
Can anybody help, please.

  Gongoozler 11:12 01 Nov 2003

This sounds more like a Windows problem. Try Start - Run and enter sfc to check your system files.

  iristony 13:32 01 Nov 2003

Unfortunately this didn't change anything. Thanks anyway

  graham√ 13:47 01 Nov 2003

Anything showing in Device Manager?

  DieSse 14:59 01 Nov 2003

Norton Anti-Virus - some older versions can stop floppy drives working. To cure, remove floppy disk checking on power up and down.

  anchor 17:22 01 Nov 2003


Can you remind us how this is done. My memory is`nt what it was. Many thanks.

  Gongoozler 21:20 01 Nov 2003

Anchor, I've found it. On my NAV 2002 it's under Norton AV - Options - Advanced.

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