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Floppy drive problem

When i work the floppy drive makes a trrrr sound. ther is no other problem in working but i scare for this sound might not create a problem to my laptop

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What may be happening is that the system is looking for a floppy drive as well as other possible places when you save your work. The last time you saved a document you must have used your floppy drive and it's looking there by default, i wouldnt worry too much, to confirm this you can put a floppy in the drive and the noise will go away because there is a floppy in the drive.

Posted on Sep 28, 2007

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Oct 01, 2007

    So what was the noise down to then?

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