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Floppy Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rocky1, Dec 20, 2001.

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  1. Rocky1

    Rocky1 Thread Starter

    Oct 20, 2001
    while booting up my computer, when it gets to iniitalizing the floppy drive, I receive an error......The error reads exactly as follows:
    Floppy Drive Error (40)......I have the option of hitting F1 to continue..so when I hit F1, the system finishes booting up as normal ...once booted, the A Drive is in accessible....
    Thanx to anyone that can assist me with this issue...
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    Apparently it's not a bios problem as it seems to be trying to initialize, may be worth your time to check and make sure it is enabled and set to 1.44mb

    Open the computer, check that the cable is tight both to the drive and the motherboard, replace the cable if you have one.

    It may be best to just buy another and replace it.

    Also make sure you don't have a disk stuck in it, it happens
  3. Randy48


    Dec 16, 2001
    If you have just replaced the floppy or had the ribbon cable disconnected, try reversing the ribbon cable. Floppy drives are kind of funny! Normally, the #1 pin is closest the the power plug and this is where the "red line" on the cable goes, but some floppy drives are made reversed and the cable has to be turned around!
  4. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    In your bios setup, be sure that the floppy drive controller is enabled.
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