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08-10-2006, 08:02 AM
This one has been asked before, but cannot find it with Search.

My wifey's pc boots up with the normal boot sequence, A: C:, but then it keeps looking at the A:, sounds like a "machine gun" for a long spell.

BIOS shows boot sequence A,C.

Boot Up Floppy Seek: Enabled

Should the latter be Disabled?

Thanks for any help.


08-10-2006, 08:15 AM

08-10-2006, 09:46 AM
pctek thanks for that, but nope, rebooted and the "gattling gun" is still there.


08-10-2006, 10:28 AM
the noise is simply the bios looking for a disk in the floppy drive. check you don't have a disk in it.

simply change the boot order so c drive is first.

08-10-2006, 12:03 PM
Thanks tweak'e, have to go out now, will try when we get back.



14-10-2006, 12:51 PM
tweak'e, no it's still there.


Speedy Gonzales
14-10-2006, 12:59 PM
Change the boot disk to c and disable floppy seek.

And it has something to do with it trying to find a disk that isnt in the floppy.

Put a floppy in then and see if it makes that noise. It wont.

14-10-2006, 04:54 PM
Speedy, we will try changing to C: then before the post boot noise starts again, will slot in a blank floppy.

Could always ship it off to "Manhatten", where they are still edgy!!, we have stopped ducking for cover now.

Thanks agian all,


15-10-2006, 08:05 AM
Thanks for those replies.

Boot sequence now: C, A.

A Floppy fully in drive A, light comes on and no "machine gun".

One of things we suppose.


Speedy Gonzales
15-10-2006, 08:14 AM
If the bootdisk isnt A and there's no floppy in the drive, it shouldnt make any noise either.

15-10-2006, 03:03 PM
i know it's mabey a bit 'left field', but a long time ago i had a similar problem and it was MS office causing the problem. something in the startup folder to do with office was looking for a floppy disk. ('fastfind' rings a bell....mabey)
sorry, but i just can't remeber the exact file.
mabey it'll ring bells with someone else??

15-10-2006, 04:15 PM
check the virus checker also, see if its set to scan removable drives on boot or somthing simular

15-10-2006, 04:20 PM
Disc drive sounds like its at end of its life