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Wacky A: Drive, please help

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by volrathsn, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. volrathsn

    volrathsn Member

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    My problem really isnt a problem more than an incredible annoyance, but i would still like to fix it becuase its driving me nuts! For some reason everytime i open anything like a folder, nero, or a new web browser, my computer tries to access the a drive. This is a new thing my computer has been doing, within the last few days. I scanned for viruses and adware figuring that could be a reason, but still its doing it. I usually just end up uninstalling it from my system because it annoys the hell out of me...any help is appreciated
     
  2. SniperFox

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    Simple question first. Have you installed any new programs lately or any new windows updates? It sounds like a program is conflicting. A bad program or update can cause many problems, such as using your cpu at 100% when not necessary or programs not functioning right.
     
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    no, no new programs have been installed. However i noticed when i restart it goes to zlclient.exe looking for the a drive, which is zone alarm, so naturally i uninstalled it to see if that was the problem. Next reboot, i get the same thing, but this time from userinit.exe. Not really sure why any of this is happening, it just happened one day after a reboot.
     
  4. Xian

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    I would look at your path statement in your environment to see if anything is referencing anything on the a: drive. It should be in Control Panel under System, Advanced Tab, Environment Variables. There should be a place there to set the directories and drive in your path.

    Also make sure that you don't have a shortcut set to use the floppy drive.
     
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    would there be an easy way to find out if any of my shortcuts may have accidently gotten changed to access the floppy?
     

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