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  1. So my PC occasionally makes these odd grinding sounds in the CD player area which coincides with when I get a windows update, even if there's nothing in the slot. Also the light on the floppy disk drive goes on. I can make it stop by opening and closing it, but it may come back. What's the dealio?

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    2. DoomUK


      Are you sure it's an unnatural grinding noise and not just hard drive thrashing due to excessive fragmentation?

    3. GreyGhost


      I've known a few programs to attempt access the floppy drive for no apparent reason, which usually results in some noisy head rattling while attempting to read a disk that isn't there. Try disabling the drive in BIOS and see if the problem goes away.

    4. Krispy


      GreyGhost said:

      Try disabling the drive in BIOS and see if the problem goes away.

      I'll try that.

      Technician said:

      Floppy drive? That's so 2005.

      Yeah, it was made in '08 but it came from a university which apparently has lots of old floppy disks.