Floppy Disk(s)Fail(40)



mardy
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
message appears on start-up....press F1 to continue.....Appreciate help......

Bert Kinney
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
Hi Mardy,

Here are some possible causes:
Faulty Floppy Drive.
Floppy cable not connected correctly, of disconnected.
Incorrect CMOS settings.
Faulty floppy drive controller.

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Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/


mardy wrote:
> message appears on start-up....press F1 to
> continue.....Appreciate help......

07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
Shut down
Disconnect Floppy cables
Reboot into safe mode
remove floppy in system properties
Reboot
Shut down
Reconnect both cables ( power & data)
Reboot

"mardy" <mardy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> message appears on start-up....press F1 to continue.....Appreciate
> help......

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
You have a hardware problem! Because it is the least expensive, remove and
reinsert the cables to your floppy drive - both ends please. If no help
replace the ribbon cable.

If still no joy you have either a power problem or a faulty drive!

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Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"mardy" <mardy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DE47E9E4-09A8-486A-9744-B2B6ED694809@microsoft.com...
> message appears on start-up....press F1 to continue.....Appreciate
> help......

mardy
07-10-2005, 01:46 AM
Thanks for replies....Troubleshooter says all systems go!! drive works
OK....message on start up only query....press F1 or restart and pc acts as
normal...Regards Mardy

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Mike Hyndman
07-10-2005, 01:46 AM
On Sat, 28 May 2005 12:57:22 -0700, "mardy"
<mardy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Thanks for replies....Troubleshooter says all systems go!! drive works
>OK....message on start up only query....press F1 or restart and pc acts as
>normal...Regards Mardy
>
>"
My favourite is "keyboard error, press F1 to continue" ????
MH

D.Currie
07-10-2005, 01:46 AM
"mardy" <mardy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D0CF5152-2923-499D-97DA-50DE9CF38178@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for replies....Troubleshooter says all systems go!! drive works
> OK....message on start up only query....press F1 or restart and pc acts as
> normal...Regards Mardy
>
> "

The drive may be starting to go bad. They're cheap, if you need one, or easy
to just disconnect if you don't.


Floppy Disk(s)Fail(40)