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By heeha7 ·
Hi.
When the computer boots up, I get an error message "Disk Controller Failure". Then, the computer will "think" there's a disk in A:drive but there actually isn't one. What should I do??? Thanks. It is a NT 4 workstation.

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by dmiles In reply to Disk Controller Failure

Open Device Manager and check to see if their is a exclamation mark on the disk controller,tery loacating the motherboard disk to reload the disk controller or locate the the motherboard manufacturer to download the controller driver

Troubleshootthe floppy by clicking on Start,select Documents and see what is in the menu,which could be a .EXE or Program that
did not finish it's process

Click on Start->Settings->Taskbar and Start Menu,click on Advanced tab and clear the documents folder

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by heeha7 In reply to Disk Controller Failure

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by zlitocook In reply to Disk Controller Failure

If it is the controller that failed you can buy an add on card that you can use as a second controller for the floppy.

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by D_V Ant In reply to Disk Controller Failure

First, will the PC boot from the floppy?
IF not, go into the BIOS and see if the floppy has the correct info listed or if it has been removed or disabled. If everything looks good, verify that the drive is connected properly. The data cable has a red stripe on it that should be connected to pin one on the drive. Try flipping it around and see if it makes a difference. The floppy drive itself may be bad. Try using a known good drive from another PC and try the suspect drive in another PC.
If this all fails, then it is likely that the controller on the motherboard has failed. As a previous answer stated, you could get an add-in card to use, but I would recommend replacing the motherboard.

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by abdcader In reply to Disk Controller Failure

I suspect cable connection may be wrong.Make sure longer distance between two port must be connect the board.& red stripe that is pin one usually away from the power connector.Check with properly working Pc how it is connected.
If u feel that connection is Ok then check the drive from an other PC.
regrds

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