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its never done this before, but when xp loads completely up after a reboot/start up all my statbar icons come up desk top fully loaded, suddenly my floppy drive kicks on.. then quits, never done this before, ive scanned for virus,....

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Have you added any new software lately? It sounds like something loading in the background might be doing a quick disk scan.

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i dont remember loading anything, since it has started, but i will try shutting down each start up icon, and find out.. .thanikz

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If that doesn't work, try emptying any program/system cache folders. I've run across instances where the fact that you recently accessed a file on a floppy gets "remembered" by a program or even by the OS, and because of that your floppy drive gets checked to see if the file is still available. I remember that I used to have occasions where I'd fired up Word and the "Please insert a disk into drive A:" dialog window poped up right as the program was finishing loading. It turned out to be caused by the fact that in those instances I had worked on a document that was stored on floppy, and that document was still listed in Word's cache of recently-used files.

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