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September 2, 2005 11:19:04 AM

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Some of my users are having a problem. The floppy drive is accessed by the
system
at logoff and shutdown. I thought this to be a WordPerfect issue, old WP
stroked A: looking for WP files. I have some PC's doing that. The one this
morning was a user
copying files off a floppy from a digital camera. Now his PC is doing it to.

Any Ideas?
Anonymous
September 2, 2005 2:43:40 PM

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G wrote:
> Some of my users are having a problem. The floppy drive is accessed by the
> system
> at logoff and shutdown. I thought this to be a WordPerfect issue, old WP
> stroked A: looking for WP files. I have some PC's doing that. The one this
> morning was a user
> copying files off a floppy from a digital camera. Now his PC is doing it to.
>
> Any Ideas?

Check the AV software on the impacted machines. Often that is
configured to scan the floppy drive at logoff or shutdown.
--
Tom Porterfield
MS-MVP Windows
http://support.telop.org

Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.
September 2, 2005 2:43:41 PM

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You're right. Symantec in the office is set to scan floppy drive, however it
did not make noise on this user's PC until after he downloaded the photo's.
Same goes for the other 9 or 10 PC's affected. They accessed a floppy through
Word Perfect, now the PC noisily accesses the A: drive at logoff and shutdown.

"Tom Porterfield" wrote:

> G wrote:
> > Some of my users are having a problem. The floppy drive is accessed by the
> > system
> > at logoff and shutdown. I thought this to be a WordPerfect issue, old WP
> > stroked A: looking for WP files. I have some PC's doing that. The one this
> > morning was a user
> > copying files off a floppy from a digital camera. Now his PC is doing it to.
> >
> > Any Ideas?
>
> Check the AV software on the impacted machines. Often that is
> configured to scan the floppy drive at logoff or shutdown.
> --
> Tom Porterfield
> MS-MVP Windows
> http://support.telop.org
>
> Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.
>
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September 2, 2005 3:36:06 PM

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G wrote:

> You're right. Symantec in the office is set to scan floppy drive, however it
> did not make noise on this user's PC until after he downloaded the photo's.
> Same goes for the other 9 or 10 PC's affected. They accessed a floppy through
> Word Perfect, now the PC noisily accesses the A: drive at logoff and shutdown.
>

Sometimes I have found that by putting a disk in drive A:, opening
Windows Explorer, highlighting A:, then highlight C:, then removing the
disk and closing Explorer solves this problem.

It seems that if A: was the last thing highlighted in Windows Explorer,
it sometimes causes this problem.

--
The reader should exercise normal caution and backup the Registry and
data files regularly, and especially before making any changes to their
PC, as well as performing regular virus and spyware scans. I am not
liable for problems or mishaps that occur from the reader using advice
posted here. No warranty, express or implied, is given with the posting
of this message.
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 3:50:53 PM

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Setting a file on the A: drive as a recently accessed document will
cause this. Simply look in the recent doc listing and delete the shortcut.

G wrote:

> You're right. Symantec in the office is set to scan floppy drive, however it
> did not make noise on this user's PC until after he downloaded the photo's.
> Same goes for the other 9 or 10 PC's affected. They accessed a floppy through
> Word Perfect, now the PC noisily accesses the A: drive at logoff and shutdown.
>
> "Tom Porterfield" wrote:
>
>
>>G wrote:
>>
>>>Some of my users are having a problem. The floppy drive is accessed by the
>>>system
>>>at logoff and shutdown. I thought this to be a WordPerfect issue, old WP
>>>stroked A: looking for WP files. I have some PC's doing that. The one this
>>>morning was a user
>>>copying files off a floppy from a digital camera. Now his PC is doing it to.
>>>
>>>Any Ideas?
>>
>>Check the AV software on the impacted machines. Often that is
>>configured to scan the floppy drive at logoff or shutdown.
>>--
>>Tom Porterfield
>>MS-MVP Windows
>>http://support.telop.org
>>
>>Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.
>>
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