Comodo suddenly asks for disk in drive A

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.

Ewen :slight_smile:

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. :slight_smile:

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/Windows/Current Version/Run
HKLM/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/Current Version/Terminal Services/Install/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Run

There are other locations, but these are a good starting point.

Ewen :slight_smile:

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.