a:/ drive being accessed when it shouldn't be...

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by PC, Nov 17, 2004.

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    PC Guest


    I've installed a Slicon Image PCI controller card (SiI 0680 ATA 133
    Controller) to give me a couple of extra IDE ports.

    Since installing, I've got something odd going on with the a:/ drive. When
    I right-click on any icon, at any time, my PC has a quick peek at the a:/
    drive. I see the light flash on and there's the sound of the head searching.
    This happens whether the drive is loaded or empty.

    So, the question is, how do I stop this from happening?

    I'm running XP SP2 (this occurred under SP1 though)

    PC, Nov 17, 2004
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    Kenny Guest

    Clearing your recent documents list may help.
    Kenny, Nov 17, 2004
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    Lisa Guest

    What version of office are you running?
    Clear out anything in the startup folder related to MS Office.
    Lisa, Nov 17, 2004
  4. When have you asked if you were running xp sp2?

    Lady Chatterly

    "You should be apologizing for an awful lack of originality: I asked
    you what web site you were getting these from. Now I know." --
    Lady Chatterly, Nov 17, 2004
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    PC Guest

    Thanks for that, but it doesn't help...

    I know that there are a whole host of mundane reasons for floppy drives
    kicking-in, but this one comes and goes with the controller card and I don't
    ever suffer this when the card is disabled/removed.

    Thanks again,
    PC, Nov 17, 2004
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    Lisa Guest

    I'm not real sure what relevance your question has. My inquiries about
    Office relate to "find fast". The worst add-in to office ever in my
    Lisa, Nov 18, 2004
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