Recently I switched to Carbonite on two machines at home. After installing the software and starting the backup, I noticed that frequently something would be accessing the floppy drive (or at least trying). Googling around a little bit revealed that this was one of Carbonite’s “features”.
The two suggestions that kept coming up during my search were:
- Insert a floppy, and Carbonite will learn that that drive is a floppy drive
— Sorry, that didn’t work
- Disconnect the floppy drive
— Wait, and then open case when the drive needs to be used? Bad idea!!
Click OK on the screen with the 3 1/2 inch Floppy properties, and return to the My Computer screen. Your Floppy Drive A: should be gone, and with it the seeking Carbonite tries to do on it!