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Floppy Disk(s) Fail 40


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#1 Janeil Harricharan

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:12 AM

Hey, I have a:

Pentium 200 MHz
64MB RAM
1 GB HDD (OS is on this drive)
15 GB HDD
1 CD-ROM Drive
2 3.5 Floppy Drives
1 Iomega Zip Drive

This setup was working and not giving me any trouble until I bought an I/O card to install on the computer to support a tape drive. I suddenly start getting "Floppy Disk(s) Fail 40" error every single time I boot up the machine. I've read online and have switched cables, try a different floppy drive, disable the FDD controller on the motherboard, and only once it didn't give me the error; when I put the cable on the I/O drive. However, when I rebooted the machine to make sure it worked, it started giving me the error once again. I even took the card out hoping it would go back to normal, but to no avail. What's wrong? I don't think that every single piece of hardware should just suddenly deteriorate all of a sudden....

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:13 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Looks to me like you are dealing with rather old equipment...which may be limited in adjusting to new/additional components.

You might try to find a BIOS update for that system. Those used to be generated in order to provide additional functionality to systems which are not running on the same track that today's components are.

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#3 Janeil Harricharan

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:52 PM

Hey,

According to my research, both parts are made by DFI; I have downloaded software for the BIOS and will try to get it installed. I hav figured out that if the FDD is enabled and the card is installed, the signal is sent simutaneously and that neither drive works. Hopefully it'll get cleared up when I install the only BIOS I found online...




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