Error message about A: drive

Question: Why does my computer keep trying to read my A drive?

The IT Guy says:
There are several possible explanations, but if this is a new error message, most likely you have installed a program that either did not install fully, installed improperly, or has a conflict with another program on your system.

First look at the software programs that have been recently installed on your computer. In Windows go to START — PROGRAMS — CONTROL PANELS and choose ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS and look to see what the possible culprits might be. Uninstall nonessential, extra programs that you may have installed and see if the problem goes away.

Whenever you install new software on your computer, it is a good idea to make a note of what you installed and when you did it. Then if a support technician is available to troubleshoot with you, a record is readily available of intentional changes made to your system.

Also (this is always a good idea) make sure your anti-virus program virus definitions are up to date, and run a complete scan on your system to make sure you are not infected with something.

Lastly, it is possible there is an actual problem with your floppy drive and it may need to be replaced. Fortunately floppy drives are not expensive and your IT department should be able to provide you with a replacement fairly readily.

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