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Help with Floppy Drive!


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cyclones

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Ok.. I just bought some aerosol spray to clean out all the dust in my computer... Today i took the side cover off of the computer and opened it up.. and i cleaned all the dust on the fans and etc.. And i blew some air in between the drives.. I then turned my computer back on and got a error message after the BIO's Screen:

"Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40)

Press F1 to continue or press DEL to go to the menu..

I Pressed F1 and it came up with a list of stuff about the floppy and it didnt give me enough time to write it all down


PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ HELP!!
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First off check that the cables didn't loosen up during the process. If that doesn't do it try to make the errors come up again, if need be hit the print screen button and paste the image into Paint so that you can write them down, and let us know what they are.
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"Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40)" is a message telling you to check floppy connections to the drive itself and on the board and check its power connector as well. If you have a working drive from another computer, hang it off your current system to see if the problem is with the drive.

Computers love to make such a song and dance about the floppy drive, treating it as such an essential part of the system. It hasn't been for years, its only real use now is legacy and for BIOS flashes that failed :tazz:
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First off check that the cables didn't loosen up during the process. If that doesn't do it try to make the errors come up again, if need be hit the print screen button and paste the image into Paint so that you can write them down, and let us know what they are.


Can i do that even when im not logged on.. THis pops up after the BIO's menu on startup.
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Can i do that even when im not logged on.. THis pops up after the BIO's menu on startup.


Sometimes (may be sent straight to the printer though) but you can do it with a bit of pen and paper. :tazz:
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Sometimes (may be sent straight to the printer though) but you can do it with a bit of pen and paper. :tazz:



How can i send it right to the printer and i do that when looking at the error message?
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Here is what it all said about the floppy drive:

Diskette Drive B: None
Primary Master Disc: Lba, Atc, 40022MB
Primary Slave Disc: CDRom, ATC, 33
Sec. Master Disc: CD-RW, Pio 4
Sec. Slave Disc: None
Serial Port(s): 3F8 2F8
Parelle Ports: 378
SDRAM at Row(s): 0 1

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Primary Master Disk Hdd S.M.A.R.T Cap Disabled

PCI Device Listing...

Bus # Device # Function # Vendor/Device Device Class IRQ
------- ------------ ------------- --------------------------- ---------------- ---------
0 31 1 8086 244B 0101 IDE Controller 14
0 31 2 8086 2442 0C03 Serial Bus Cont. 11
0 31 3 8086 2443 0C03 SM Bus Cont. 05
0 31 4 8086 2444 0C03 Serial Bus Cont. 09
0 31 5 8086 2445 0401 Multimedia Device 05
1 0 0 10DF 2445 0300 Display Cont. 10
2 9 0 14FI 1033 0700 Simple Comm. Cont. 15
2 11 0 10EC 8139 0200 Network Cont. 11
ACP Cont. 09

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Verifying DMI Pool Data..

Booting From ATAPI CD-ROM...
Booting From ATAPI CD-ROM...







CAN ANYONE FIGURE THIS OUT?

Edited by cyclones, 22 October 2005 - 09:57 PM.

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