I disabled floppy in bios, but I still get the error, the desktop still loads slowly after the error. I will get an ata3 also, if I have a cdrom in the drive. Never had any of these problems in Mint 5 or 6. I have a Dell Dimension E310.
The OS: Linux Mint 17.3 KDE
The Hardware: Dell 17R Special Edition, Intel Quad Core, i7 - 3.40 GHz, 8 GB Ram, HD 1TB
Video NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2GB
The Name: Bob