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Noisy Floppy Disk Drive

by wrytat / May 16, 2006 4:27 PM PDT

We have a desktop with a floppy disk drive that keeps making noises constantly when we are using the desktop. It makes noise even when we are not accessing the floppy disk drive. What could have happened?

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re: Noisy floppy
by sheilakmcd / May 16, 2006 7:53 PM PDT

Are you sure it's the floppy drive you hear and not the hard drive?
Is the floppy drive light flashing when you hear the noise?
Have you cleared the recent documents list from start menu? One of your applications could be looking for a file on a floppy that is no longer present.

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by wrytat / May 17, 2006 10:11 AM PDT
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Yes, I'm sure it's the floppy drive and the floppy drive light did flash when I heard the noise. But I haven't check the recent document list. Do you mean I have to clear the recent documents folder all the while, and everything will be alright? I'm using XP by the way.

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What OS?
by linkit / May 16, 2006 10:30 PM PDT
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whoops
by linkit / May 16, 2006 10:36 PM PDT
In reply to: What OS?

That link in my previous post was not a good one. It is only half the article, and asks for people to subscribe to see the rest (yuck). Sorry about that.

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by PKsteven / May 17, 2006 12:57 PM PDT

Did you recently have the floppy unhooked? Putting the data cable on upside down will cause this, or it's dirty or simply defective.
Paul

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