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ShutDown problem...XP trying to read a:

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by vodkacokebloke, 25 May 2006.

  1. vodkacokebloke


    Joined: 20 Nov 2004

    Posts: 888

    Location: Stoke

    Pretty much as the title says really, just lately whenever i try and shut down the pc XP pauses and then claims that drive a: isnt ready and i get an alert box. I dont think ive ever used the floppy drive since i built the pc a couple of years ago, let alone asked any programs to use it.

    Ive not added or changed anything recently that would be asking for this.

    Any ideas?
  2. Raumarik


    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 13,821

    have you tried disabling it in the bios? there's usually some settings in there you can tinker with to sort this out.

    I know it's not a "fix" as such but worth trying, I dont even have a floppy drive in my pc anymore, haven't had for years :D
  3. Matt-Page


    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,706

    I had this problem and never bother to find it out what was causing it.

    I think it was something to do with a virus/adaware scanner. What one are you using?
  4. Datamonkey


    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

    Posts: 6,797

    Location: Northamptonshire

    as above,

    this often results from a virus killer app.

    Have you installed. changed or updated or even looked at your virus killer in a funny way :D

    they can be funny buggers sometimes.
  5. vodkacokebloke


    Joined: 20 Nov 2004

    Posts: 888

    Location: Stoke

    Ive fairly recently added nod32. maybe thats the problem.

    Although its not happened last couple of times now for some unknown reason.

    Thanks for the replies tho
  6. siclilmonkey


    Joined: 18 Oct 2005

    Posts: 563

    i 2 have this problem

    i have recently added nod32 to my computer will check to night and post back.