Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:00 AM
Just a couple questions out of curiosity. What application did you install on the computer? Can you describe these conditions, and are they something you can duplicate with much success?
Given the age of the computer, I can say that because they haven't sold PCs retail with floppies for some time, there could simply be an issue with the drive itself. Is it a high pitch squeel like metal scraping metal, does it sound more like a fan, or is it more of a tone like a buzzer or speaker of some sort would create?
I'm guessing this is a desktop PC, disabling the floppy is easy enough to do if you really want to. More or less just a matter of going inside the PC and unplugging the ribbon cable and power cable.