GParted is taking too much time to detect devices

October 2016


GParted is a partition editor available for several OS.

If the first phase of loading the software (device detection), which aims to determine the hard drives and partitions on your system, takes too long or doesn't work, this trick you may be able to solve the problem .


This slowndown is due to the fact that a floppy drive is enabled in the BIOS and that there is none equipped on the machine. Just disable the floppy drive from the BIOS.

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