How do I stop the system from trying to write to the a:drive during shutdown?

Question

Whenever I shutdown my system after working on an excel spreadsheet or a Word document, the Windows XP tries to write (or save) something on my a:drive, even though I have already saved the file to a floppy. The a:drive chatters when this happens, trying to write something to an empty drive, and the larger the file, the longer the chattering. How do I stop the system from trying to write to the a:drive during shutdown?

Answer

This question was answered on June 27, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can either leave the floppy in until after the computer is shutdown or after you take the floppy out prior to shutdown you can change your "save in:" to your local drive so it is not looking for the a: drive

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Posted by Kathy of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on June 27, 2005