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Floppy Drive Clicking...

 
Rami Gabriel
Frequent Advisor

Floppy Drive Clicking...

My DL380 G3's floppy drive clicks and lights green every one minute with a 'dzzzzzt' noise, disabled the floppy drive and controller from windows system devices, still clicks !

Normal ??
3 REPLIES
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Floppy Drive Clicking...

No, it's not normal. Can you think of any software that is trying to access the floppy every minute? Antivirus software maybe?
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: Floppy Drive Clicking...

Hello Rami,

Do the MSCONFIG to see the Startup Programs & check for any programs which may access it. Else its a H/w failure.(Interestingly !)

Regards.
Rami Gabriel
Frequent Advisor

Re: Floppy Drive Clicking...

how smart of me !!! I didnt even think of inserting a floppy disk to see if its working, never even used it in the past 3 years...

Inserted a couple of empty disks and it was unable to read any, seems defective, i'll just unplug it :)


Thanks !