floppy drive noise

  mimo 20:06 21 Dec 2003

hello and happy xmas......i have noticed on occasions that my floppy drive makes a clicking sound even though there is no disc in the drive ?.apart from this the drive work fine.any ideas.
win xp

  hugh-265156 20:24 21 Dec 2003

mine clicks/chirps as soon as the computer is turned on and then just after loading the desktop.

as does the cd drive.you may also notice the light blinking once briefly.

its normal i think and just the computer checking itself.err....or something like that :-)

  [email protected]@m 20:31 21 Dec 2003

If you have loaded into a program, eg. Word, from a floppy, the default is to check the drive every time you open the program. Check in the program when it occurs.

  [email protected]@m 20:34 21 Dec 2003

In Word, Tools, Options, File Locations, Modify.

  hugh-265156 20:38 21 Dec 2003

you should also be prompted to insert a disk into A:\ if its as [email protected]@m suggests i think.

  [email protected]@m 20:59 21 Dec 2003

Naw, it just has a look!

  mimo 19:50 23 Dec 2003

hello and thanks for the feedback.if yours does the same ,then no probs here.case closed.best regards mimo

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