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floppy drive light stays on

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by professorxox, Feb 14, 2005.

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  1. professorxox

    professorxox Thread Starter

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    hi,
    I'm getting "floppy drive fail (40)" error during bootup. Went into bios and enabled the drive. Still giving me error message during reboot. Even when I hit f1 to continue without the floppy drive...the drive light still stays on.
     
  2. norton850

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    I just attached a new floppy cable to my drive this morning. And of course the light stayed on all the time. Just flip the connector upside down where it connects to the drive.
     
  3. professorxox

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    I tried that already, I made sure that the side with the twisted part is connected to the drive itself and the normal side to the m/b. Light still stays on. Installed another floppy drive and it did the same thing.
     
  4. SacsTC

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    Norton meant turn over the end that attaches to the floppy, not the entire cable.
     
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