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Floppy Disk(s) fail (40)


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Does anyone know what "Floppy Disk(s) fail (40) means or how to fix it... If so would you please tell me so I can get my computer to work Thanks.

-Jake-

Edited by -LastRESORT, 26 May 2005 - 05:09 PM.

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Have you recently replaced the floppy?
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"Floppy disk(s) fail (40)" is a standard failure code for the FDD. If the light doesn't stay on when booting, you can assume the cable is on correctly.

You may want to try a different cable and then a different floppy drive. It is also possible the floppy controller is going south. Also make sure in your BIOS that the floppy drive size/type is set appropriately
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I just recently got a new hardboard and processor. And now when I try to start it up it says Floppy Disk(s) fail (40)
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so, when you installed the new motherboard, you either a) did not install a floppy, and therefore disable floppy drive in bios, or you put the floppy cable on backwards
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So what do I need to do check my floppy cable and then if that is right what do I need to do?
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Ok... now i dont get floppy disk erro anymore.. but now I need to know how to make my bios start my CD-Rom first so i can install windows XP on it and was wondering how you would do that?
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what kind of motherboard
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I bought an ASUS P4S800 mother board
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If that is what you mean.
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So can I get help or is it not fixalbe?
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Hang in there guy, gerry might be looking up your motherboard or helping someone else.
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If you have the MB manual....Look in your motherboard manual and find where it tells you how to get into bios and where the boot priority is and how to change it.
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Oh sorry... I am trying to get y computer working. This is the nest forums that have heloped so I will wait. Thanks
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I was reading the manual and It say the boot order and when I go to it it tells me to change the ATAPI CD-ROM and when I go to change it there is nothing listed but Disable or none. What does that mean. Sorry to be such a pain!

Edited by -LastRESORT, 26 May 2005 - 05:53 PM.

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