Mysterious Floppy Drive Activity

Question: My computer always tries to access my A drive. How can I fix this?

The IT Guy says:
One of the primary causes of frequent A: drive access can be the settings in your antivirus program. Check to see if your antivirus software is set to scan all drives automatically. You may be able to disable automatic scanning of the A: drive and fix your problem.

Another possibility is if you have recently opened a file from your floppy drive. If so, a shortcut to the file may be in your "Recent Documents" directory, and this may be causing the problem. You can either delete those shortcuts, or just continue using the computer normally and the problem should go away once that document shortcut is no longer saved in Recent Documents.

A third possible solution is disabling active desktop or your desktop wallpaper.

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