thanks jester, can't do that, i removed the floppy than rebooted and erased the file, since than the cycling has occured, like just now when i clicked on IE and started to dial out. any other help greatly appreciated.
"This is because there is a file in the Documents section under the Start button that was on the floppy. I'm using Win2K here, but I believe there are 2 ways to fix this. Either go to your C:\Windows\Recent folder and delete all the files there (they're just shortcuts) or right-click the taskbar (next to the Start button), and choose properties. On the dialog which pops up, there will be a "Clear Documents" button. This should fix it. If not, check your Anti-virus program settings to ensure its not set to scan the floppy drive at startup (Set to "When accessed" and "At shutdown")."