Floppy Drive Noise

Question: While I switch on my computer, at the time of the POST (power on self test) checking. my floppy drive makes a crashing sound, also same thing for the time while I go to shut down.

I have changed my floppy drive with new one, but still the problem remains. Please help me to solve the problem.

Answer: Floppy drives are somewhat noisier than other computer components. That it still sounds the same after you switched drives leads me to suspect that it is just the normal drive motor noise.

The drive is being checked during startup because you have the A drive included in the POST to be tested before the hard drive. It is probably being checked during shutdown due to your anti-virus program trying to check any disk in the drive for viruses before the computer is shut down.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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