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Old 08-04-05, 03:13 PM
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Floppy disk(s) fail (40) error on startup?

I just built my first system and get this error on startup. If I hit F1 it will then go on to boot up just fine. I am guessing that my floppy disk drive is bad and that's why I get this error, but wanted to run this by you more technologically advanced folk here. I disconnected the floppy disk drive and still got the error so I am a bit confused.
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Also, how do I check to see how fast my system is running?
Old 08-04-05, 03:33 PM
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Your boot order is probably set to check the floppy drive before the HD/CD-ROM. If your floppy drive is damaged you can get around this for now til you get a new one by moving the floppy drive after your HD and CD drive in the boot order config in the bios setup. A lot of people forget to attach the power to the floppy drive (I've done it before) because it has the smaller plug, so you might want to check that.

Some good system info and benchmarking programs are Lavalys Everest and SiSoft Sandra (the Lite version is free).
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check floppy cable (pin 1 position)
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Definitely a loose or reversed of the floppy cable.
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if the cable is reversed, the floppy light should stay on constantly
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Originally Posted by matome
Your boot order is probably set to check the floppy drive before the HD/CD-ROM. If your floppy drive is damaged you can get around this for now til you get a new one by moving the floppy drive after your HD and CD drive in the boot order config in the bios setup. A lot of people forget to attach the power to the floppy drive (I've done it before) because it has the smaller plug, so you might want to check that.

Some good system info and benchmarking programs are Lavalys Everest and SiSoft Sandra (the Lite version is free).
I am at work so will try this later, but now that I think about it I didn't connect a power supply to the floppy drive. The light doesn't come on so that would explain it, I think.

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