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Floppy Drive Problems


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#1 mooniniteman

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 05:21 PM

my old floppy drive recntly pooped out on me (or so I thought) so I just got a new one and im still getting no response... sam as the old one... its not even reading the disc... no green light or anything... plz help

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#2 mooniniteman

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 08:51 PM

noobie error I had the one of the cables reversed. but now when I boot up the computer i get an error message during the bios screen... it says


"Floppy disk(s) failed (40)" any idea what that means? i need the floppy drive so any help is appreciated >.<

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 10:39 PM

I would check for any bent pins on the drive and board. Then make sure that both ends of the cable are in the right direction. If still not working try a different cable.

Someone else listed this as their solution.

The "Swap Floppy Drive" was enabled in the BIOS, once it was disabled the message disappeared.

You might also have something else wrong in the BIOS if this is not it.




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