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Check floppy ready causes the drive to make a little noise

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If I periodically check to see if the floppy is ready, the drive will each
time make a little noise.

I've been up against this before and could never find a way to check to see
if the floppy drive is ready without making the drive make that grinding
noise.

Does anyone know a way?

Thanks in advance

Nov 21 '05 #1
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There isn't a way as far as I know because Windows always checks for a
certain amount of time before throwing the error drive not ready

Crouchie1998
BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
Nov 21 '05 #2

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You could use:

Dim result As DialogResult
result = MessageBox.Show("Is there a floppy disk in Drive" +
MyDriveLetter.Text + "?", "Floppy Checker", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo,
MessageBoxIcon.Question)
If result = DialogResult.Yes Then
'Do your stuff"
Else
'Don't do your stuff
End If

This wouldn't make any grinding noises! :-)

" Just Me" <gr****@a-znet.com> wrote in message
news:eB*************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...

If I periodically check to see if the floppy is ready, the drive will each
time make a little noise.

I've been up against this before and could never find a way to check to
see if the floppy drive is ready without making the drive make that
grinding noise.

Does anyone know a way?

Thanks in advance

Nov 21 '05 #3

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lol!

--

Daniel
MCSE, MCP+I, MCP in Windows 2000/NT

--------------------------------------
remove the 2nd madrid from my mail address to contact me.

"lgbjr" <lg***@online.nospam> wrote in message
news:OB**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
You could use:

Dim result As DialogResult
result = MessageBox.Show("Is there a floppy disk in Drive" +
MyDriveLetter.Text + "?", "Floppy Checker", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo,
MessageBoxIcon.Question)
If result = DialogResult.Yes Then
'Do your stuff"
Else
'Don't do your stuff
End If

This wouldn't make any grinding noises! :-)

" Just Me" <gr****@a-znet.com> wrote in message
news:eB*************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...

If I periodically check to see if the floppy is ready, the drive will
each time make a little noise.

I've been up against this before and could never find a way to check to
see if the floppy drive is ready without making the drive make that
grinding noise.

Does anyone know a way?

Thanks in advance


Nov 21 '05 #4

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Just Me,

Sorry, however I don't understand what you mean with this message.
If I periodically check to see if the floppy is ready, the drive will each
time make a little noise.

What is "ready" in this message. Available, written, ?????

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #5

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Thanks for all the replies.

I suppose "lol" says it most briefly!

" Just Me" <gr****@a-znet.com> wrote in message
news:eB*************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...

If I periodically check to see if the floppy is ready, the drive will each
time make a little noise.

I've been up against this before and could never find a way to check to
see if the floppy drive is ready without making the drive make that
grinding noise.

Does anyone know a way?

Thanks in advance

Nov 21 '05 #6

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LOL = Laugh Out Loud & I agree with the MVP because that scrappy message box
code won't make a single bit of difference

I know you can buy a silencer for a gun, but do they make one for a floppy
drive? Sorry - being sill now

Crouchie1998
BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
Nov 21 '05 #7

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"Crouchie1998" <cr**********@spamcop.net> schrieb:
LOL = Laugh Out Loud & I agree with the MVP because that scrappy message
box
code won't make a single bit of difference

I know you can buy a silencer for a gun, but do they make one for a floppy
drive? Sorry - being sill now


LOL! BTW: I always hated the sound of floppy drives and thus deleted the
recent folder to prevent Windows from accessing the floppy drive when
starting at the time I was using floppy disks.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #8

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Why didn't you just disable recent dowcuments? Therefore they won't be
created in the first place & you wouldn't have that problem:

1) To Disable Recent Docs. History:
-----------------------------------

User Key:
---------

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explore
r

System Key:
-----------

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explor
er

Key Name:
---------

NoRecentDocsHistory

Key Type:
---------

DWORD

Value:
------

0 = Enable Recent Docs. History
1 = Disable Recent Docs. History <---- You want

------------------------------------------------

2) To Clear Recent Docs. When Windows Shutsdown:
------------------------------------------------

User Key:
---------

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explore
r

System Key:
-----------

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explor
er

Key Name:
---------

ClearRecentDocsOnExit

Key Type:
---------

DWORD

Value:
------

0 = Enable Clear Recent Docs On Windows Shutdown
1 = Disable Clear Recent Docs On Windows Shutdown <---- You want

----------------------------------------------------------------

3) Lastly, remove the Recent Docs. from the Start Menu:
-------------------------------------------------------

User Key:
---------

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explore
r

System Key:
-----------

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explor
er

Key Name:
---------

NoRecentDocsMenu

Key Type:
---------

DWORD

Value:
------

0 = Enable Recent Docs On Start Menu
1 = Disable Recent Docs On Start Menu <---- You want

----------------------------------------------------

I hope this helps, Herfried.

Crouchie1998
BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
Nov 21 '05 #9

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Crouchie,

"Crouchie1998" <cr**********@spamcop.net> schrieb:
Why didn't you just disable recent dowcuments? Therefore they won't be
created in the first place & you wouldn't have that problem:


Well, I know that there are ways to do that, but I rarely used floppys, and
I didn't use a floppy disk in the last few years at all :-).

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #10

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Grouchie,

Do you really think I believe my post was a real solution to the problem?
LOL! Though I could have written a "Floppy Checker" Class using the same
"user interface", I didn't think it was necessary to get the point of the
joke across.

However, if you write a windows app that requires the use of a floppy drive,
there is no way to programatically determine if a floppy is in the drive
without accessing the drive (thus the grinding noise from the heads trying
to find the media - a bit louder if there isn't a floppy in the drive).

So, even though it was meant as a joke, asking the user to verify that a
floppy is in the drive before trying to access the drive does actually
address the original question in this thread, whereas deleting the recent
documents folder or disabling recent documents via the registry (while
eliminating unnecessary floppy read attempts by the OS) really have nothing
to do with the original question.

Cheers
Lee

"Crouchie1998" <cr**********@spamcop.net> wrote in message
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LOL = Laugh Out Loud & I agree with the MVP because that scrappy message
box
code won't make a single bit of difference

I know you can buy a silencer for a gun, but do they make one for a floppy
drive? Sorry - being sill now

Crouchie1998
BA (HONS) MCP MCSE

Nov 21 '05 #11

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