Switch off Floppy drive read in XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by skamaraju, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. skamaraju

    skamaraju Guest

    I use XP Home. When ever I launch a program like Adobe Pagemaker, my harddisk is reading floppy drive first. Even other wise, it seems to try to read Floppy drive for other applications too. Is there a way to switch this off in XP, like in Windows 98, where we can instruct it not to do it?
     
  2. gmagnuson

    gmagnuson Guest

    This might have nothing to do with what you are talking about, but I know there is a setting in the bios when you computer boots up that you can tell it what order to use your floppy drive and cdrom drive.
     
  3. allan

    allan Guest

    Make sure your Shell Hardware Detection service is set to Automatic.
     
  4. skamaraju

    skamaraju Guest

    This might have nothing to do with what you are talking about, but I know there is a setting in the bios when you computer boots up that you can tell it what order to use your floppy drive and cdrom drive......

    - It is for the Boot sequence I suppose.

    Make sure your Shell Hardware Detection service is set to Automatic......
    - Yes It is set to automatic.
     
  5. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

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    I know this isn't the answer you're looking for, and I don't mean to be a smartass, but have you considered removing your floppy drive? I removed mine about three months ago and haven't missed it since.

    Again, I realize this is a little off topic, but if it bothers you that much you might want to try disconnecting the data cable from your floppy (no harm done) just as an experiment to see whether you need a floppy drive at all.