floppy drive accesses

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Fri Dec 10 18:09:00 GMT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Eric Schweitz
> Sent: 10 December 2004 17:56
> To: Cygwin List
> Subject: Re: floppy drive accesses
> My guess is it's some configuration thing as well.  But
> I'm not sure where to look.  I've checked the more obvious
> things such as PATH settings, /etc files, ...
> The machine (a DELL) is running Win XP SP2.  I'll have to
> try on another machine... later.
> I guess I'm just going to pull the drive, since it is
> ridiculous, slow, and annoying.

  Thing is, it's almost certainly an underlying behaviour of the windows OS
rather than anything Cygwin is doing.  It seems to like to scan the FD quite a
lot.  For example, if you've recently used wordpad to edit a file on the floppy,
you'll see the FD get accessed every time you run wordpad again; it's something
to do with it verifying the file MRU list.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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