floppy behavior

Posted on 2004-11-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Here are the basics of my pc

ASUS A7V8X-X mobo
Athlon XP 3000 cpu
1 GB DDR3200
36GB seagate SCSI hard drive
WIN98SE o/s

When I start internet explorer the light on my floppy goes on and stays on until i reboot. The floppy cable is connected correctly and the floppy works properly except for the light issue. Has anyone seen this before?

Question by:jlefave
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    Accepted Solution

    Hello jlefave =)

    try this, boot ur system in safemode, and then open IE just to check that floppy light goes on or not ??
    if NO in safemode, then the problem must be due to a backgroudn application which is running in normal mode and accessing floppy whenever u initiate IE.... so try using msconfig to disable all extra applications and trace out the culprit one >>

    and if it DOES happen in safemode also, then try reinstalling IE again by running it setup downloaded from internet and then check if same problem still :-?
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    Expert Comment

    I'd look at spyware and viruses too here.  Something's trying to write to your floppy.  What happens if you put a WRITE-PROTECTED floppy in?  If something bad's going on, windows may complain about not being able to access the disk - a dead giveaway.  

    Normal spyware and AV links:

    Get Spybot from
    and give that a spin.  I hear good things about Spy Sweeper too, but not played with it.

    for viruses, try these:
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    and of course, not forgetting the mighty hijack this!

    Hijack this
    log analyser - copy the log to this for more info.

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