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Floppy Disk Fail (40) I have tried all of the other solutions, nothing


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Go HERE and get the driver for XP
Released January 22, 2009
Once you have it then boot into Safe Mode Uninstall old driver and then reboot into normal mode
Install new driver manually. DO NOT let windows automatically install the driver.
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I tried once again to start in regular mode and this is what happened:
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But safe mode is fine.


So now I will try to uninstall the driver like you suggested.

Edited by yoda76, 01 September 2009 - 10:11 AM.

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OK thanks for the update.
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Please follow rshaffer61's instructions.
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Thanks Skeptic
Yoda if this does not allow windows to boot normally and you get the same issue then I would have to say the video is shot. At that point a new card would be the only way to fix the problem.
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Sorry for the long delay, I was at work. And I just started to mess with the thing now.
I went in to the Add or Remove Programs list and went to uninstall all nvidia drivers. Should I uninstall both the "Display" and "Ethernet" driver? Because it will say "Uninstall all but, Display" and so on or it says to just "Uninstall All" Also, how do I access system restore from safe mode. Thankyou.
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You don;t uninstall the video driver through Add\Remove

Go to Device Manager
Right click on the + sign next to Display
Right click on the driver and then click on uninstall
This will accomplish two things
Once uninstalled then when you try to go back into windows normally the generic VGA driver will be running.
This should allow display in normal mode.
If not then the card is shot.
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Ok well I found "Display Adapters" I open it up and find "Nvidia 8800GT" That's it, and then I go to uninstall and it says "Are you sure you want to remove this device from your computer?"

I just want to get your opinion on this, because it doesn't say it's a driver but it's the name of my card, should I go ahead and uninstall?
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Yep go ahead. Windows will reinstall the hardware but you will have to install the new driver I had you download earlier.
When it asks for it just point it to where you saved the driver
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Ok well i am able to display!! My card isn't done :)

Now with getting it back to normal.

This window is now up:
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What would be the best thing to do? Yes or No?

And with the driver. I should install it after I get everything else set up, right?

Edited by yoda76, 01 September 2009 - 06:18 PM.

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Yes on the driver unless windows finds it and you can verify it is the newer driver.
If not then don't install what windows wants.

As for the option is this what comes up when it tries to install the video driver?
If so then the last option is what you want.
I will wait for your response before saying for sure.
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Sorry again for the late reply, I was at dinner.

Ok so just making sure before I do this.
It is ok for me to click Yes on this window, but which yes? "yes and this time only" or "yes, everytime I connect a device"

And if no, I just install the new driver?
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Again is this window for the video driver?
If so then say no and install the driver I had you download.
I do not want windows to install anything for the video driver.
I would like to use the driver I suggested so that we are delaing with the newest available driver out there.
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Ok then I clicked no. Sorry I didn't understand what you meant before.

Ok, well now the setup says it's for installing software for the "video controller" and wants me to install a CD or Floppy Disk.

Once again, a "video controller?" I'm unsure of what to do.
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That should be the driver you downloaded or the MOBO chipset driver.
Did it already install the driver you downloaded?
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