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Win 95 - floppy hangs system

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With my laptop, the system keeps going out to drive A: every now and then for no discernable reason.  If the drive is not attached, which it quite often is not, the system hangs. (Well, I've discovered that it's actually operating very slowly, if I keep hands off without pressing a lot of keys it will release after a few minutes, ususally accessing the hard drive right afterward). Starting up without drive A: in
the system, CMOS reports no Drive A:, but Win 95 shows as existing,attempting to access the drive will freeze system.

I have a newer Dell Lattitude 166 Pentium MMX with 40 Meg RAM.  They believe it's a software problem. Have uninstalled Norton Anti-virus but problem contiuned so have reinstalled the program.  Problem did not exist when machine arrived in July.  Have been attempting to add network card but found out there was a chip level incompatibilty problem (perhaps related) Problem occurs in muliple programs so it must be the operating system.
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mardack earned 100 total points
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In Windows Explorer conduct a search for all files that have either .lnk or .pif extensions and refer to the A-drive (floppy).

You will insert "*.lnk; *.pif" in the Named field, and
"A:" in the Containing Text field. (no quotes)

This will show you all links and PIF files that Windows created for files that you ran from the floppy.  Deleting these is harmless and will stop the polling of the floppy drive.  Most people are simply annoyed by the noise this makes.  But you're problem, while more serious, should benefit from the same solution.

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Sounds promising, I'll give it a try.
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