this behavior. it was written for 95/98/me but can be applied to XP also. Getting to the locations to find the culprit are different than XP so you will have to do some searching for them.
Yes I still use a floppy drive. My problem is that sometimes the drive is activated even though there is no disk in it. It seems to happen mostly when I am on the Internet. No viruses detected, spybot is run weekly. I am running a Gigabyte Technology K8 Triton motherboard and an AMD Sempron processor, 512mb ram, onboard video, LAN, and a modem. I really have no clue as to why it is doing this, but I do know it did not do it when I first built the computer.