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Help,my Floppy is freakin' out!!!!!

Postby NoSmartz on Fri Dec 26, 2003 11:43 am

I don't know what the heck happened to my floppy drive.I was surfin' the other day and I hit the "File" or "Edit" button on the IE6 toolbar and my floppy started wiggin' out.It starts running at warp speed and runs for about 30 seconds or until I "X" (close) the opened file. Now if I open any .zip folder or .txt file it freaks out.I have to use wordpad to open every text file now.I don't have a clue why. :-?
Can someone explain?
Can I turn my floppy off permanently or is that not recommended?If yes,How?
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Postby Han on Fri Dec 26, 2003 11:56 am

Check the system for viruses and spyware. You can safely unplug the floppy's ribbon and power cable, but first uninstall it from Device Manger...
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Postby NoSmartz on Fri Dec 26, 2003 12:08 pm

I've Ad-awared and check't for viruses and both are clean.What about the BIOS checkin' for the floppy at startup?


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Postby texascbx on Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:02 pm

Mine did the same thing the other day,don't know why,just removed the damn thing,useless item really with XP and the advent of USB Keychain type memory.Haven't missed it either.
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Postby NoSmartz on Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:14 pm

Don't I have to turn somethin' off in the BIOS before I remove the floppy?
I believe it searches for it at startup.

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Postby pranav81 on Fri Dec 26, 2003 3:27 pm

Hi NoSmartz,
If you want to disable the floppy drive,you may go into BIOS and select None in front of Drive A.Then remove the power connector/ribbon connector to the drive.The drive will not be seen in Windows then.If you dont disable the drive in BIOS,and remove the power/data cable then windows will show the drive even if there isn't one connected.
I myself dont trust floppy drive as the data on the floppies gets corrupted as soon as I copy some on a diskette.I have got a 32MB USB thumbdrive,which really is very handy.
Hope this helps,
See ya later,

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Postby NoSmartz on Fri Dec 26, 2003 5:23 pm

That helps a lot pranav81. :D
I guess it wouldn't have hurt to left the BIOS alone but I wanted to get rid of all signs of that Floppy Drive forever.I use it once in a blue moon anyway so it's not a huge loss.My only problem now is that the Floppy I have now is a Floppy that fits in the entire 5.25" drive bay,not a normal one that fits a 3.50" drive bay.I guess I'll just have a useless dead drive left in place.I don't want a gaping hole in my case so I'll just leave it there.
I'll be looking into a thumbdrive(smartdrive)as a replacement.
A 32 mb thumbdrive here is pretty cheap.Especially now since xmas is over and the "real"sales will be going on.

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Re: Help,my Floppy is freakin' out!!!!!

Postby redk9258 on Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:04 pm

NoSmartz wrote:I don't know what the heck happened to my floppy drive.I was surfin' the other day and I hit the "File" or "Edit" button on the IE6 toolbar and my floppy started wiggin' out.It starts running at warp speed and runs for about 30 seconds or until I "X" (close) the opened file. Now if I open any .zip folder or .txt file it freaks out.I have to use wordpad to open every text file now.I don't have a clue why. :-?
Can someone explain?
Can I turn my floppy off permanently or is that not recommended?If yes,How?


Here's a longshot. Do you have MS office installed? There is a little program called findfast that does something similar to what you describe. If so disable it from startup.
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