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When I open Windows Explorer it tries to read the floppy unit!!

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Right-click on My Computer, choose properties, click the Performance tab, then the File system button. Choose the Floppy Disk tab and uncheck "search for new floppy disk drives each time your computer starts.
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One of the most common causes of excessive floppy drive queries is a PIF shortcut pointing to the floppy drive. A PIF shortcut is one that points to a DOS program while an LNK shortcut points to a Windows program.  
Open Windows explorer to the c:\windows\recent directory and delete all the shortcuts here.

Or Right-click on the taskbar, choose properties, click the Start Menu Programs tab and click the Clear button.

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The problem may be caused by anti-virus software, such as McAfee's VShield and Norton Anti-Virus Auto-Protect.

For McAfee Vshield:
right-click an icon from the Taskbar and select "Properties" under "Scan Floppies On" from "Detection" tab uncheck the "Shutdown" box.

For Norton AntiVirus Auto-protect:
right-click an icon from the Taskbar and select "Options" click "Advance" button and under the "Check floppies" uncheck the "Check floppies when reboot computer" box.

reghakr
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You may also delete the *.pif files in c:\windows\pif directory, there Windows sores the *.pif files for MS-DOS apps which are stored at write protected drives, such as CD-ROMS and protected Disks. If such a pif file is pointing to the a: drive, then your mentioned problems may occur.
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You may also delete the *.pif files in c:\windows\pif directory, there Windows sores the *.pif files for MS-DOS apps which are stored at write protected drives, such as CD-ROMS and protected Disks. If such a pif file is pointing to the a: drive, then your mentioned problems may occur.

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Thanks to all of you! :)

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Glad it helped.

reghakr

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