officexp tries to open floppy every time i start

  keith-236785 09:13 02 Jan 2005

Hi all

i know this has been addressed before but i cannot find it in the search, a couple of days ago i read a word file from a floppy disk into office xp pro (word).

Now every time i start word, it tries to access the floppy drive. this is an annoyance rather than a problem but it is annoying.

any help on how to stop this would be most welcome

  €dstowe 09:28 02 Jan 2005

Try putting a floppy in the drive and then opening Word. What it's probably doing is trying to continue a job that you didn't let it finish. Putting a disc in may allow it to do this.

  Forum Editor 09:30 02 Jan 2005

open the document in Word, and then save it to your hard drive. For extra assurance, open the freshly-saved hard drive copy and close it again.

Remove the floppy from the drive and restart the computer - you won't get the floppy drive seek and more.

  keith-236785 09:34 02 Jan 2005

Thanks to both of you, i put a floppy in the drive, started office, it tried to read the floppy....went to file/open and pointed to floppy, then file/open and pointed to My Documents on my hard drive. Now i no longer have the problem.

thank you and happy new year.

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