|I think it might have something to do with a floppy drive. So this is what it does from the beginning:|
When computer is turned on, a black screen comes up with "diskette drive 0 (zero) seek error" (this message comes up twice, then Windows starts.
The previously installed cd drive worked until it stopped, until the system stopped reading it. It was connected to an old dead cd drive and I thought that if I took out the other inoperable drive it might start to work again. Then I took off the floppy drive. The cd/dvd drive I bought was to replace the old one that didn't work. It was only about a year old. Thought, well, I guess these things are disposable. Bought a new one installed same way.
Now the floppy stopped working ages ago. We were advised to just take it out and not bother to replace it because no one uses floppies anymore. So I took it out, but it is still reading on "My computer" as drive A..
I entered the device manager and uninstalled the floppy, but it still shows up.
I just opened it and it says to insert a floppy disc into drive A.
I looked at the registry hack that many people have used who have this problem. I see no upper or lower filter: Name (ab)Default; type Reg_SZ; data (value not set)