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floppy disks fail(40)?

By rebelyuz ·
i already configured the drive in setup.there's no problem with the power supply,cuz the green light lights up when i boot,and the cable seems to be ok,there are no signs of it having bad connections.i tried using another drive.i still get -"floppy disk fail(40)" at startup.

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by jlouis45 In reply to floppy disks fail(40)?

well u have to put the wire correctly. See the current position of the wire attached to your floppy drive. Put it in the other side this will solve the problem. I have faced this problem.

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by 1stladytech In reply to floppy disks fail(40)?

What answer one is referring to is that in a computer with a single floppy drive, the drive must be attached to the cable behind the twist in the wire - usually to the end connector. The drives are configured to use the twist in the wire to set them to first or second drive. If moving the drive to the other connector doesn't help, try a new cable.

Vickie

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by TheChas In reply to floppy disks fail(40)?

Just to clarify the other 2 answers.

Drive A is the drive with the twist in the cable between the drive connector and the motherboard.

On floppy drives, pin 1 is usually on the oposite side of the drive as compared to hard disks, and CD-ROM drives.
Looking in from the side of a mini-tower case, pin 1 on the floppy drive will be the farthest away from you.
While on the CD and Hard drives, pin 1 is closest to you.

Also, some motherboards also have the floppy drive connector so that pin1 is on the oposite end as compared to pin 1 on the IDE drive cables.

So, answer 1 is correct,
un-plug the cable from the floppy drive,
flip it over, and
plug it back in.

Chas

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by yelhsa3840 In reply to floppy disks fail(40)?

the red line should be farthest away from the power plug {berg} connecter

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by EDSDave In reply to floppy disks fail(40)?

Check the BIOS and make sure type of floppy drive is correct, ie 3.5 floopy 1.44 MB.

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