Floppy Drive Seek is Slowing Your Computer

Are you tired of waiting on a fast computer that's running slowly? Do you have to wait while your computer tries to read what, if anything, is in the floppy drive each time you open My Computer?
If this is happening to you, the probable cause is an incorrect registry value. This is fairly simple to correct.

Warning!!!: Using the Windows Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems requiring the re-installation of your operating system and possible loss of data. I do not and will not support problems that arise from you editing your own registry. Use the Registry Editor and my directions at your own risk. Be sure that you create a backup of your registry and be very sure that you know how to restore it. If you are not sure how to do both of these things then STOP here!! and read the directions.


  • Click "Start" then "Run".
  • type: regedit
  • Click OK.
  • Navigate to:
  • Double-click the NoDriveTypeAutoRun entry and change the Binary Value to 95 00 00 00.
  • OK your changes and close Regedit.exe.

Restart your computer for the changes to take effect. When your computer has restarted, open My Computer and check to see if your drives appear immediately in the window without the system first attempting to access the floppy drive.