A few weeks ago I watched a DVD on my computer that required me to install a DVD-player application that came with the disk. I uninstalled the DVD player as soon as I'd watched the DVD, but since then something odd has been happening. The first time I open My Computer or Windows Explorer after switching on my computer, for about five seconds I hear the grinding sound that an empty A: drive makes. My computer seems to be automatically searching the A: drive, though it doesn't then tell me to insert a disk. And I find the grinding sound INCREDIBLY IRRITATING and am sure this shouldn't be happening. So if anyone can suggest how to stop it, I'm all ears.
So far I've tried:
1. Clearing my Recent Documents list. 2. Disabling the A: drive in Device Manager. 3. Running Norton Antivirus.
Put a floppy disc in the drive. Double click it to open it's window. Now close the window, leave the floppy in the drive, and double click the C drive to open it. Now remove the floppy disc and finally close the C drive. This apparently silly procedure can remove a left over referencing to the A drive.