I usually use floppy disks to carry papers and other documents for my classes. Spare me if you're one of those anti-floppy nuts, I've heard it all Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!. But I've had a memory problem with my floppies, and I will sometimes forget it in a computer at the college and only remember it some hours later. All the computers are set to reboot themselves every so often if they're logged off, and if a floppy is in there when it does that, it tries to boot off the floppy. But because my floppies aren't bootable, it gets stuck trying to find an OS or something on there. This ends up totally ruining the floppy. I talked to the IT guy, but he won't change the BIOS settings. He says it would be a pain, and I guess he's got a point. Anyway. Is there an awesome, clever hack or something I could do to my floppies or other portable drives which will tell the computer there's nothing to boot off of and it would be stupid if it tried? You might tell me to just try to remember, but if there's a fallback for when I do forget again (and I will), then I'd love to know about it.