What can I do to prevent my floppy drive from freezing my computer?

Question

When using a disk in the A drive the computer freezes up. This happens every time a floppy disk is used. For example I cannot insert a picture into Word 7 from the floppy, I can't open a picture on the floppy and I can't save anything to the floppy. The A drive has been used successfully before and this is a recent problem The computer in 6 months old even though it is running Windows 98.

Answer

This question was answered on March 4, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

An excellent Disk utility, Norton Utilities.This will identify any serious disk problems that your system may have, or you can do a full scandisk If that don't help you may have to replace your floppy drive.

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 4, 2003