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#1 justinh81

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 04:46 PM

Today my floppy drive kept searching for a disk but there has never been a disk inserted in there, when it searches it freezes my computer while its searching....any way I could disable to drive or something??? Thanks!!!!

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:20 PM

Hi Justin and welcome to the forum!

Try clearing the recent documents menu as a first step.
Right click on the start button then go to properties.
Under the start menu tab click customize then advanced tab and click clear list at the bottom

You said that there has never been a disk inserted in there. But is fomeone else may have opened a document from a floppy the system will poll the A drive.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:22 PM

http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx




you can extractitwith this


1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder,or your desktop.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.

€Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).

€It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.

€Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.

€Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe

Edited by rockmilk, 16 September 2010 - 06:19 PM.


#4 justinh81

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:41 PM

Hi Justin and welcome to the forum!

Try clearing the recent documents menu as a first step.
Right click on the start button then go to properties.
Under the start menu tab click customize then advanced tab and click clear list at the bottom

You said that there has never been a disk inserted in there. But is fomeone else may have opened a document from a floppy the system will poll the A drive.



Do I have to reboot after this because I just cleared the list and its still doing it, is a reboot needed???

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:45 PM

try what i suggested itll work for sure

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:04 PM

try what i suggested itll work for sure


The first link doesn't work

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:12 PM

http://www.filehippo.com/download_autoruns...7e131b126c8faa/

ok here is a working link andthe second link is for 7zip you canget it here http://download.cnet.com/3001-2250_4-10045...00421fd44c78103

dont know why those links quit working have used them for a long time

Edited by rockmilk, 16 September 2010 - 06:14 PM.


#8 justinh81

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:13 PM

Here it is

Attached Files


Edited by justinh81, 16 September 2010 - 06:15 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:22 PM

have you tried uninstalling the driver for it?

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:28 PM

have you tried uninstalling the driver for it?


I did everything you told me and just rebooted after TFC was done and its still doing the same thing


How do you uninstall it?

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:39 PM

http://www.ehow.com/how_5819406_remove-flo...-add-again.html

try this

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:49 PM

http://www.ehow.com/how_5819406_remove-flo...-add-again.html

try this



Didn't work

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:52 PM

http://www.createwindow.com/wininfo/floppybug.htm

Edited by rockmilk, 16 September 2010 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:54 PM

ok im outof options just wait for someone else to help you


I just disabled it and it stopped, im just going to leave it disabled

Edited by justinh81, 16 September 2010 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:57 PM

should i leave it uninstalled?

you should have rebooted the computer when you uninstalled it did you do that ??




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