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floppy disk(s) fail (40) error


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I haven't used this computer for a while and wanted to retrieve something on it. I typed the topic title to the web and came on this site with posts with the same problem.
I tried those solutions. I disabled the floppy. I chose none for its booting.
There was also a solution about integrated peripherals, but I saw no option in advanced.

there had also been a Tren Chipawayvirus ® on guard message, and this went away when I read another post about disabling the virus checker, and that message went away. but this made no difference, regarding the floppy message.
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Did you by chance disable floppy drive seek in the bios? If not that may be your problem. Even if you disable floppy drive and it's not included in the boot sequence the seek will still try to find it.
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I'm not sure. What topic is that under?
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General or hardware. Mine is located under enabled floppy area.
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I disabled floppy 3 support in one place and then floppy drive seek in another.
Success! Windows eventually came up. thanks. Now I can look for the files I wanted to retrieve.
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Great to hear. What files are you trying to backup?
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This is a little complicated. I have Cubase digital Audio Recording software. One of my earliest versions (SX2)had songs ending in .all format.
the latest version, (Cubase 6)doesn't recognize this so I have all these older songs that I worked on that I can't open.
There was one of the intermediate versions VST32 that could still open these and convert to a form that the later versions recognize.
I thought I had it on the XP computer, but when I got it running I saw that I didn't. But I found a disk with it on and installed in and it looked like I was having total success, but at the end it stuck on a message reading "updating system configuration". There it remained. Hours later it was still there. I couldn't shut down the computer. Even C-A-D wouldn't make it go away, so I just had to power off.

While writing this I just rebooted and clicked on the icon for VST32. I was about to say nothing happened, but the program actually did open. there are no longer any sound cards or midi devices connected, so I got a lot of messages about such, but this may not matter to just open a song and resave it. I'll give it a try.
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Sorry for the long absence but have you been able to correct this issue or are you still in need of assistance?
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