I can't find the link I referred to but try the following.
To create, modify, or remove file associations, use the following three steps: 1. Double-click My Computer. 2. On the View menu, click Options. 3. Click the File Types tab. To create a file association,
click New Type. To modify an association, click the file type in the Registered File Types box, and then click Edit.
To remove an association, click the file type, and then click Remove.
To access the search for floppy disk option in ME. right click my computer/system properties/performance/file system/floppy disk.there is a box to enable search for new floppy at start up.this may cure bootup access but i think Djohn's suggestions could be needed for the document problem.