Whirring Floppy Drive A

  Haylyn 19:47 18 Apr 2005
Locked

I have tried various methods as given in magazines help pages but floppy still whirrs when booting up and closing down; and has now started whilst I am using other windows programs.
I have XP system with SP2. Did try changing boot search but wasn't really sure what to do.

Thanks

Lynda

  jack 20:21 18 Apr 2005

Put a Blank disc in the drive.
Its like some babies - its gotta have something to suck.

  Pooke100 20:28 18 Apr 2005

I changed the boot sequence in BIOS to just cd rom and hard disk, left the third option blank.

Out of curiousity do you have Norton Internet Security or similar?

  Haylyn 16:29 19 Apr 2005

Yes I do have Norton Internet Security 2005; is this a problem?

Lynda

  DieSse 16:55 19 Apr 2005

Norton tries to read the floppy drive on starting and closing - that way if you've accidentally left an infected floppy in the drive, it's scanned so that you don't boot from it and infect the hard drive.

  Pooke100 18:23 19 Apr 2005

can't remember it exactly, but right click the little yellow norton symbol, go to options. You can disable it in their.

HTH

  Pooke100 18:23 19 Apr 2005

can't remember it exactly, but right click the little yellow norton symbol, go to options. You can disable it in there.

HTH

  Pooke100 18:24 19 Apr 2005

double post, sorry.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review

What went wrong at the Designs of the Year 2017

iPhone X news: Release date, price, new features & specs

Comment utiliser Live Photos ?