Updating didn't generate any change, but I'm wondering whether "un-installing" (then re-installing again) the driver will have any effect on the error message at "Startup." 2. I would check all the the connectors first to be sure the data ribbon is properly attached to the FDD and to the motherboard, and that the power cable is firmed warning: The edges of metal panels can cut skin. If it appears to be connected, disconnect, and then reconnect cable to verify cable is seated properly. http://gaeml.net/floppy-disk/floppy-drive-error-40.php
Replace the cover and plug in the power cord. In that section make sure you disable DISKETTE INTERFACE. Report cfj52- Aug 19, 2009 06:08AM How do you get to the integrated components to eliminate FDC? Arrow down to select "Integrated peripherals" - press enter; Arrow down to select "Onboard FDC controller" - press enter; Arrow cursor to select "disabled" - press enter; Press F10 to save click
Report luko- Apr 2, 2009 06:36AM how do I do that? TO CHANGE 1ST BOOT DEVICE TO HARD DISK... In Windows XP, click the Hardware tab and then the Device Manager button.
Have also checked the BIOS to make sure the drive was set correctly but no change. Any helpful suggestions are appreciated.Thanks. Therefore, I hope to provide this to all those other technicians out there who get the opportunity to work on one of these. The Disk Media Is Not Recognized Floppy Report NOT SO CLUELESS ANYMORE- Apr 26, 2010 12:11PM THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO MY TERMINAL AT WORK- IF YOU DON'T HAVE A 3.5 DISK DRIVE THE COMPUTER WILL LOOK
Email Id removed for security. Floppy Disk Drive Problems Listed below are the most likely causes and the solution for each cause. Today you are my hero. If other floppies work it is likely that you may have a bad floppy diskette.
Bad drivers If you are not able to read or write to a floppy diskette from Windows, verify that the computer is not exhibiting floppy drivers issues by testing the floppy Floppy Disk Driver Windows 7 If you know of any error codes that I am displaying incorrectly or that aren't here. The metal slide cover has probably become bent and is hitting on the inside of the drive. If you continue to experience the same issues we recommend that Windows be reinstalled.
The quad density came in two variations only, single sided (8050 DOS2.5/2.7) and double sided (8250/1001 DOS2.7). http://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/floppy-drive-failed-40-error-on-startup/ Replace the following hardware in the computer in the below order. Floppy Disk Problems And Solutions The User's Manual describes these on page 1-3. How To Read A Floppy Disk Without Formatting It The fact is that Drive A still works, because I can still insert a floppy disk and I was still able once again to send files to it and back to
You can think of the first part as the test code and the second part as the fault code. this content Most computers need to have the floppy setup as a 3.5, 1.44MB. In Setup, press F5 on the keyboard to load defaults. What's new? Floppy Disk Format Error
In Windows XP, click the plus (+) sign next to Floppy disk drives. Click Standard floppy disk controller. Check the CMOS to make sure that the drive(s) are identified correctly. weblink Report crnyman1 2Posts Monday November 30, 2009Registration date December 1, 2009 Last seen - Dec 1, 2009 03:13AM Thank you SOOOOOO much!
Once at the prompt, place a diskette into the floppy disk drive and type format a: if you get: Invalid media or Track 0 Bad - Try formatting another floppy disk. Floppy Disk Not Recognized if these don't work refer to this post and I will try and help you on your problem, but post your hard drive configuration and maybe some pictures of your bios Report Cookie288- Jun 26, 2009 11:37AM where is the first boot hardware?
Verify that the floppy connection is connected to the motherboard FDD connector. Michael Report cameron- Sep 2, 2009 01:15AM Michael, I have a dell dimension 4600 that is slowly coming back to life after blue screen of death. Write Protect Error - Ensure that the disk is not write protected by removing the floppy disk and insuring that you cannot see through both holes; if you can, move the Floppy Disk Not Accessible The current standard setup is:Drive A : 1.44, 3.5 in.Drive B : None (unless you have two Floppy Drives)Press [ESCAPE] to exit Standard CMOS setup.
Do you want to format it now? Cause: You are attempting to access the floppy drive but have not inserted a diskette in the floppy drive. Thanks. check over here This is the first 'E' I've had to troubleshoot.
Let's assume that the drive tests things in a certain order. Note: If you have a Pentium or PCI system, check the security section of the CMOS and remove the supervisor password if one has been set. note: If the PC no longer detects the floppy drive and the PC was upgraded to Windows XP, use Windows Update to download and install all of the latest critical and Please try the request again.
In CMOS use the arrow key to highlight Standard CMOS Setup and press [ENTER].