Win 95 - floppy hangs system
Posted on 1997-11-02
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.