Since the last update my Comodo Firewall shows a message at every startup that there is no disk in the A drive and that one should be inserted. Why?? I can simply click it away, but it’s a bit irritating. Does anybody know how can I change the setup so that this message no longer appears?
Seems like something’s got whacked on your PC - not a virus or anything, just that something in your startup sequence is supposed to be loaded from A:.
Click START - RUN and then type in MSCONFIG. This will start the Windows Configuration tool. Click on the STARTUP tab and look for any entries that reference the A: drive. If they’re there, try removing them.
I’ve never heard of CFP doing this to anyone else’s PC, so it must be a localised issue.
Thanks Ewen, but there is no Startup item that refers to the A drive; they all mention C or “C”, except one that mentions Logi_MwX and another that refers to %system. I think the “problem” is in Comodo, because the requester that asks for a disk in A appears during booting when Comodo is loading, not before.
We need to look deeper then, because it just ain’t CFP.
As there are no hard coded drive calls in CFP, the easy way to check this is to temporarily disable your A: in your BIOS and reboot. Assuming it’s a non-CFP related software issue, I would expect the alert to continue to appear, but with a “Drive not available” type message, rather than a “Feed me a floppy” one.
Does this dialogue appear before the desktop or after?
Other places to check include;
HKLM/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/Current Version/Terminal Services/Install/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Run
There are other locations, but these are a good starting point.
Hello again! I had already checked HKCU &c, no joy. The dialogue appeared after the desktop.
Appeared indeed, past tense. I couldn’t get it out of my head that the problem had something to do with CFP, so I tried the standard trick of uninstalling and reinstalling Comodo. And what do you know, everything seems back to normal, there’s no more asking for a floppy in A! Of course I have no idea what the problem was, but it seems to be gone, so who’s complaining.
Thanks a lot for trying to help out.