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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 07-Feb-20 00:44:48
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Why does my downstairs PC floppy drive light come on at midnight every night on Windows 10?

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 07-Feb-20 02:21:53
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Most likely the change of day triggers a bunch of scheduled tasks. One is attempting to read the drive. I'd guess at anti-virus scan trigger at start of each day.
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 07-Feb-20 02:23:12
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Could be AV but nothing in windows scheduler for that time.

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Standard User TinyMongomery
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 07-Feb-20 06:52:49
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Install Process Monitor ( https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downlo... ) and start it running just before midnight. That way you can record which processes are trying to open files.

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 07-Feb-20 09:14:24
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Even with the power off?

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 07-Feb-20 11:34:13
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I don't know, but more to the point, you still have a floppy drive? smile

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 07-Feb-20 12:01:26
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I don't know, but more to the point, you still have a floppy drive? smile
That was my first reaction - Win 10 could do all sorts of funny things with such "antiquated" technology wink
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 07-Feb-20 12:49:35
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Maybe it is asking “Are you still alive, or a corpse of a drive?”
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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 07-Feb-20 12:51:12
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In reply to a post by Oliver341:
I don't know, but more to the point, you still have a floppy drive? smile
Or floppy discs that still function.

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 07-Feb-20 15:17:52
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Wow, you can still buy them (although looking at the price I think a shortage of users has made them somewhat more expensive than they used to be - the per MB cost is pretty substantial compared to, say, a 64GB USB memory stick). 14.4MB for £24.85 - that is very expensive (somewhat rubbish) storage.
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