Every time I start Google Chrome it tries to access my floppy disk drive (FDD). I know that because I can hear it scanning for a floppy disk. So if I close Chrome and then start it again I can hear the FDD scanning. So it is very consistent and I can replicate the problem simply by starting a new Google Chrome process.
Why is that? Could it be that Google Chrome needs a floppy disk to function?... it's looking for its master floppy?... Seriously though, floppy disk drive is not a requirement for Google Chrome to function, I checked the system requirements.
How come that no other browser is trying to access the FDD? If I start IE, nothing! If I start FX, nothing! Heck, not even when I start Windows Explorer do I hear the FDD scanning for a floppy disk (unless of course I deliberately click on its icon). It's only when I start Google Chrome that this happens by default upon starting the program. Of all programs, you would think that a web browser is the last program that would try to read a floppy disk drive. What is this? Are we back to the time of Netscape where one might have stored and read bookmarks from a floppy disk?
This is crazy, I tell ya...
I'm on Windows Vista 64-bit with SP2 and latest version ("28.0.1500.72 m") of Chrome.