A; (floppy) drive being accessed all the time
Posted on 2003-03-22
Dell Dimension XPS H233
Windows 98 SE
HP 3200 (All in One)
I recently replaced all the SIMMs on my machine and formatted the C: drive. After reloading the OS everything seemed to be dandy with three exceptions (that I hope are related):
1. The A: (floppy) drive is accessed constantly. For example, if I am talking with someone on AIM, each time I send a message and each time I receive a message, the system tries to access the A: drive. It also happens when I try to print something (after hitting the 'print' button, the system will try and access the A: drive a dozen times or more - and then stop.
2. During boot up, the process always halts after trying to read the A: drive. The standard message comes up: Abort, Retry or Fail? I can select either Abort or Fail and the boot process continues.
3. I reinstalled the software/drives for my Lexmark Z52. When I try to print a test page, the system again access the A: drive, but also tells me the printer is not connected (it is - by USB 2.0 upgrade and new cable. The printer is on and indicates it is online,)
Thanks in advance