the rattling may come from a setting in your system-bios.
Usually the machine checks if a floppy exists and is therefore accessing the
drive and 'rattling' it.
You may change this if you follow my instructions.
BE VERY CAREFUL - ALTER NOTHING you don't know - because it may result in an
Computer which may not work anymore or behave strangely. !!!!!!
If you boot your computer you can press 'del' or 'F2' or another key to
enter setup. (The key is displayed very early at boot up on the left side in
white letters on a black screen ).
When you are in Setup (it is usually blue background with white letters) you
can change to
- Bios features setup
then search the key
- Bootup Floppy seek
- - and set it to disabled
press ESC to return to the main screen
press F10 and accept changes and say yes to save
(Big problem for non-americans: the keyboard defaults to American - so in
Germany the needed yes to close this dialog is mapped to 'Y' !!!!)
The system will restart again and the rattling will be over.
Hope this helps
From: Len [mailto:NoteTabA@...
Sent: Dienstag, 29. Februar 2000 22:39
Subject: [NTO] Rattling Floppy Drive
Hi Jay, All;
The problem below is probably of interest to many NoteTab users.
Does anyone know if this is caused by a particular computer,
OS, Floppy drive, Driver, etc. or some combination of the above?
>From NTB list.
At 09:30 AM 02/29/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>I had the same "A" drive rattling on a new computer even before NT was
>installed. The mfgr replaced the drive but rattle still exists. They
>advised me to just keep a blank disk in the drive all the time and it
>will go away. Apparently they don't know the cause either. So now with
>a disk always present in the drive I have no shake, rattle and roll.
>Just one of those PC quirks I guess but I fret no longer.
Leonard O. Hargrove, Jr.
Avionics Systems Engineer
E-Mail: Len <NoteTabA@...
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