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Floppy Drive Error (40)

By DavidV ·
I upgraded a PC with a new motherboard, RAM, CPU and case. Used the old floppy, hard drive
and CD. On boot get message..
Floppy Drive Failure (40)
The light doesn't come on or anything and I can't read the drive at all.

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by SyscoKid In reply to Floppy Drive Error (40)

Make sure the cable is connected properly. If it is and the problem persists, replace the cable.

Another though, did the floppy work prior to the upgrade? Maybe the drive itself is bad.

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by DavidV In reply to Floppy Drive Error (40)

The cable is connected properly and my floppy worked prior to the upgrade

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Floppy Drive Error (40)

There are only a few things this can be:

1) The power or floppy cable is not attached firmly or correctly. Double check them. Then check them again.

2) The cable itself is defective or not functioning with your hardware. Replace the cable.

3) The floppy is mis-identified or mis-configured in the BIOS (very rare nowadays)

4) The floppy itself is defective.

I know this is simplistic, but there are really only a few things it could be to give an error (40).

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by DavidV In reply to Floppy Drive Error (40)

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by Ann777 In reply to Floppy Drive Error (40)

Try another power connecter from the power supply to the floppy drive and make sure the power cord is secure.

It could also be the system board floppy controller is bad. Can you try the floppy drive on another computer just to make sure it still works? If it still works (and other power connectors work fine with other devices), then I'd suspect the system board.

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by DavidV In reply to Floppy Drive Error (40)

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by dmiles In reply to Floppy Drive Error (40)

Check the back of the floppy to make sure none of the pins are pushed in,then reinstall the connector

If this does not work,the cost of a drive is not expensive.

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by DavidV In reply to Floppy Drive Error (40)

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by shortbus In reply to Floppy Drive Error (40)

If your floppy ribbon has two connectors on it, try using the other one. Most floppy cables have a twist in the cable to avoid using jumpers to manually configure master/slave.

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by DavidV In reply to Floppy Drive Error (40)

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