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Win95 FAQ Part 9 of 14: Maintanence
Section - 9.8. How do I stop the constant floppy drive access?

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   This is evidence of shortcuts and PIF files pointing to files on
   floppy disks.
   
   When Win95 builds its Start Menu, it checks all the shortcuts to see
   that they point to something intelligent. This will lead to floppy
   access when you view the Documents menu, for example.
   
   Whenever you run a DOS program, Win95 builds a PIF file for it. If the
   program ran from a removable disk (like a floppy or CD-ROM) it will
   store the PIF in %WINDIR%\PIF.
   
   To stop the constant floppy access from these shortcuts, right-click
   on the hard drive with Win95 in it and hit "Find...", then in the
   search space, type "*.lnk;*.pif", then hit the Advanced tab and in the
   "Containing Text" box, type "A:". Hit Find.
   
   That search should generate a list of shortcuts pointing to drive A,
   including those in your RECENT, and PIF folders. Delete them from this
   window. Don't delete any shortcuts in the "SendTo" folder, but you
   should be able to safely delete the rest. The random floppy access
   will stop once you do.
   
   To avoid getting this random disk access again, avoid launching
   documents and programs off floppy disks. Instead, open documents from
   the program they came from, and run DOS programs by opening a DOS
   prompt first, then switching to A: and running it from there.
   
   Also see how to Delete the Documents menu on startup.
   
   NOTE: Norton Navigator will cause even more floppy access, because it
   maintains more shortcuts at a time, especially floppy file shortcuts!
   

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Top Document: Win95 FAQ Part 9 of 14: Maintanence
Previous Document: 9.7. Does RAM compression really work? (No.)
Next Document: 9.9. How do I stop the constant CD-ROM access when there's no disk in the drive?

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