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Boot failure, faulty floppy drive?

Q: Boot failure, faulty floppy drive?

Hi we ve been having a problem floppy failure, Boot drive? faulty with our pc sometimes about of all bootups approximately it freezes on the very first screen The screen is showing something to do with the graphics processor a logo or brand name or something however we changed the graphics card and this did not fix the problem so perhaps its something to do with the motherboard s own graphics unit The motherboard is an ms- Btw One thing we have noticed is that you can tell when the boot is going to fail because the floppy drive does not make its usual clicking noise which it does on a successfull boot So the question I Boot failure, faulty floppy drive? have for any of you who may know could it be something up with the floppy drive causing the system not to boot up Apart from removing the floppy drive is there anything we could do We have also replaced the Hard drive and that hasn t fixed the problem Thanks for any help Tom nbsp

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A: Boot failure, faulty floppy drive?

It would be easiest to change the boot order in the BIOS to the hard drive first with the floppy drive and optical drive after the hard drive. It doesn't matter that much which is second or third. This way it should skip over the floppy and boot from the hard drive. If you still have trouble booting, there may be something wrong with the hard drive. If it's fine, then there might be something wrong with the floppy. You could just disconnect it, remove it or replace it. Your choice.

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A:Win XP: Keyboard failure, stuck floppy drive on boot

There are still a couple of XP forums out there but they do not seem to be well used! I would try changing the CMOS battery. It's an easy job to do and a battery in the UK is about 4 US dollars

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A:Floppy diskette failure on boot up...

Check the bios and make sure floppy drive and floppy drive seek is disabled, most likely in the first screen or near it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/floppy-diskette-failure-on-boot-up.863821/
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A:Floppy Drive Failure

Hi, Yes, this usually means the cable is on backwards- pin1 red edge of floppy cable goes to pin1 of floppy's motherboard connector....and, the twisted end of floppy cable goes into the drive.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/floppy-drive-failure.113508/
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The strange part is, I've searched my tower, and I can't see a floppy diskette drive anywhere?

I've been into the BIOS and moved the floppy diskette to the bottom of my boot order. However next to it it says 'Not present'

Any ideas anyone? I'm utterly bewildered
 

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A:[SOLVED] floppy diskette seek failure on boot

and welcome to the Forum

Hard to say, but the easiest thing would be to borrow a ps/2 keyboard to try. Many BIOS will not recogognize a usb keyboard untill the operating system loads

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A:floppy is faulty!

have u tried accessing the floppy in dos?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/floppy-is-faulty.129794/
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A:Faulty Floppy/Backup

You might be able to save what's on the other floppies and then run sfc if it lets you, or reinstall windows over what's restored.. Maybe the floppy that's bad just has your old IE cache or something unneeded on it. I'd reinstall windows over what I can restore with the floppies. I wouldn't remove the metal covers at all..
 

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A:Removed floppy drive, how do I boot-up cd-rom ?

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A:Boot Problem- Floppy Drive

If y have a firend with a computer then you can take the hard drive from that one and install it as a slave drive in the other computer. You should then be able to access any files that are on the drive.
 

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A:Floppy drive/boot problems.

First make sure the floppy drive cable is proper installed. Is a common cause. You can get it in backwards. If the LED is on all the time, the cable is incorrectly installed for sure.

Next ensure the floppy drive is properly setup / selected in the BIOS. See what XP says about the floppy in the control panel dianogistics. Does it recognize the drive is there or is it saying it has failed??? A lot of times it is also a bad floppy drive, all the modern ones are crap and many don't work right out of the box, especially with XP. Can try swapping in another floppy drive.
 

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A:Can't boot from cd or hard drive or floppy!

Welcome to TechSpot
When you change motherboards, you will have to re-install from scratch. It will never start your old Windows from a new mobo.
Your new mobo may also need a BIOS-update to recognize harddisks of that size.
In either case, take the Audigy card out, then try again. When asked for SCSI-drivers etc. you may need to press F6 and install special drivers for those HDs.
 

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A:Searching for a Floppy Drive during boot up

Hello skimer. You will need to enter the BIOS setup using F2.

The user manual advises:

"Entering System Setup
1 Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2 When the blue DELL? logo is displayed, you must watch for the F2 prompt to appear.
3 Once this F2 prompt appears, press <F2> immediately.

NOTE:
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watch for it to display, and then press <F2>. If you press <F2> before you are prompted, this keystroke will be lost.
4 If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the
Microsoft? Windows? desktop. Then, shut down your computer and try again."

On the setup screen, you can use the up/down arrows to select Diskette Drive, Enter to modify the setting to Off (the default is Internal). Esc exits the setup.

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A:Hard Drive failure or Boot failure?

Please post the complete computer model,details or specs. next time. Did you try loading default settings in your BIOS configuration?

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A:WIN7 x64 boot slow after using USB Floppy drive

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A:System Wont Boot From Cd/floppy/hard Drive

chekc bios for quiet boot settings or anything that disables boot commands such as fast boot or hides processes behind splash screens. In Win98 hit the esc key just after reboot to see where the system hangs
 

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Welcome to SevenForums where you can find old DOS users and floppy users. ( I still have an FDD on my desktop and loads of floppy disks)

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A:keyboard failure, floppy diskette failure,

Since this is happening during POST, I'd say that your mobo is bad. Since your keyboard works on a different computer, that's definitely not the issue. Here's what I'd do:

1) Remove all components that don't need to be there (i.e. RAM, floppy drive, NIC (if it's not integrated), CD/DVD drive(s), and any non-essential PCI cards

2) Boot the PC.

If it makes it past POST without error,

3) Start reintroducing components one by one. Booting each time to see if it still passes POST error free.

If not, I'd say that your mobo is definitely dead.

[edit - Be sure to power off and unplug the PC when removing and reinstalling components.]

Once you find the bad component, you know what to replace. Or it could be that one of the components, such as the RAM, just needed to be reseated.

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A:Foxconn K7S741MG-6L doesn't boot after installing RAM and disabling floppy drive

Have you tried going back to only 1 GB?
 

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A:[SOLVED] Floppy Disk Fail(40)...but I have no floppy drive..no startup

The BIOS was reset to default values. Enter the BIOS at startup and change the boot order priority to the sata hdd first. Locate the screen with the setting for the floppy drive and set that drive to disabled or none. If there's a setting called halt on disk errors change it to "no errors but keyboard" or something like that. Once you're back within windows run chkdsk c: /R to correct errors in the file system caused by the hard restart (answer y when prompted to schedule the scan at next startup and restart the computer).

What's the brand, model and wattage of your power supply ? The freezing wasn't necessarily caused by the antivirus, could have been caused by an underpowered power supply. With an overclocked quad core and a 8800GT you need a quality 700W+ supply. Locate the hardware monitor screen in the BIOS and report your temps, fan speeds and voltages.


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Don't ask me how I have an Apple OS on my comp the answer might violate the forums rules...but that OS isn't the problem.




Actually mentioning it already violates the forum rules. Please read them if you didn't already : http://www.techsupportforum.com/rules.php. Also read this. I'll pass this time cause it's your first post but I'll have to issue an official warning next time.

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A:Disk boot failure while trying to boot from CD drive w/ XP

did you load your sata drivers? Some motherboards don't automatically detect SATA.
 

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A:Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40) error but I don't have a floppy drive

You need to get into the BIOS and Disable Floppy drives. It should be on the same screen as the basic set-up.
Also take it out of the Boot sequence.
 

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A:So now I have a boot drive failure

"I reformatted the virtual C drive...

I really don't think you mean "virtual" drives. You can't boot into Windows using a "virtual" drive. Virtual hard drives are software images, that can only be accessed inside Windows after Windows has loaded.

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A:make floppy copy with no floppy drive

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A:Solved: Floppy Required, but no floppy drive!

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A:Diskette drive 0 boot failure

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"I have read in reviews that people could not get this particular model to boot from USB, but I figure it should be possible"...

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A:boot failure after hard drive swap

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Help!

A:Boot disk failure unless WinXP CD is in drive

I believe what you need to do is set the boot sequence to A(floppy), C(Or whatever partion windows is installed on), then SATA.

Give it a try -- I remember having a similar problem myself.

~Nerd

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A:hard drive failure is imminent, won't boot

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

It sounds to me like your hard drive has already failed.

It might be possible to revive your hard drive just long enough for you to get your data off of it.

Take a look at this article HERE

I can`t guarantee that this will work, but it may be worth a try.

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Can Windows actually read floppies with that drive?

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A:Floppy failure!?!

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A:floppy failure

Sorry, forgot to add this in the original post. The symptom is the computer dragging and eventually saying that it can't read the a: drive.

Thanks
 

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Reboot or turn on the machine. As soon as you see your machine's name logo splash screen keep tapping F8. Go to "Advanced Options" or "Repair Computer" Select your language then "Repair Your Computer" An installation of Windows should be detected after that select "Next"

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Welcome
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A:floppy seek failure

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i just built a computer and when i boots up it says the floppy drive failure 40. I checked the wiring and made sure it was connected properly from both ends and it still doesn't work. I tried using other floppy drives but that doesn't work either... I even tried booting from the harddrive and cdroms but it just keeps rebooting and the same thing happens over and over. Need help please...
 

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I built my first system and when I boot up the system it gives me the Floppy Drive Error 40. The problem is, I dont have a floppy installed not do I plan on installing one. Everything else works great i just hate having to hit F1 to boot my system. Any help on how to disable this would be great!

Thanks!
Nick

System Info:
Intel Core2 E6750 2.66Ghz 1333FSB, Vista Ultimate, 3GB 800Mhz Ram, nVidia 680i SLI Motherboard, Dual nVidia 512MB 8600 GTS, Dual 160GB 10K RPM Westerrn Digital HDD, Raidmax DirkTooth Smilodon Case and A Dell 24" Ultrasharp Widescreen Display.
 

A:HELP. Floppy Error 40 but no Floppy Drive

Disable the floppy drive controller in the BIOS.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-floppy-error-40-but-no-floppy-drive.93420/
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When I insert any floppy in the Floppy Drive of my system, the message that the disk is not formatted is displayed even when the floppy disk contains certain data on it and prompts to format the disk. On trying to format the disk, the formatting fails and the message that the windows was unable to complete the formatting comes. The same floppy works in the other drives. When I sought the help of an authorized service personnel, the same says that on testing as well as replacing the drive, no problem is found!!!
Then why doesn't the floppy work on my system???
Please help!!!
 

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Hi nbsp I have an Elitebook p recently TB SSD and conventional spinning drives have become available I know this is an old laptop however it has a touchscreen and is upgradeable - my MacBook Pro stays locked away as to be honest this laptop is so much more flexible as a programmer and user - and it even runs WoW well nbsp Anyway I have been large failure (2 TB) hard random... 2TB OS and boot drive 2760p using a Crucial GB SSD which ran perfectly but I ran out of space I have previously used a TB conventional spinning drive which also worked fine I have two base stations and one has a Blu-Ray drive and the other now has a TB drive in a caddy in place of the CD drive nbsp I purchased a TB Crucial MX SSD as well as some TB Seagate spinning hard drives While Seagate drives have gone downhill recently in terms of failure rates etc my problem seems to be with the laptop Specifically nbsp If I put the TB SATA GB s Crucial MX SSD into the laptop then I can install Linux from a USB drive and it installs perfectly Reboot results in BootDevice not found 'please install an operating system' If I put the TB drive into a USB enclosure it boots slightly further stating 'Grub' 'attempt to read outside of hd ' nbsp Essentially the system cannot boot from a TB hard drive installed internally in the laptop The same error happens with the Crucial MX SSD 2760p large 2TB (2 TB) hard drive OS boot failure and random... and the Seagate TB drives Interestingly the BIOS hard drive test works fine However when booting about - of the time an error occures where even if you press Escape to go to the option menu and press F for boot device or F for bios configuration the 2760p large 2TB (2 TB) hard drive OS boot failure and random... laptop goes to System Diagnostics instead meaning even the BIOS is locked out around half the time when a TB drive is installed in the computer nbsp I have tried all the different BIOS options including IDE AHCI GB s GB s UEFI and standard legacy boot No difference with any of them When I install any drive TB or below the laptop is absolutely fine and never has a problem nbsp I have installed the lates F I think BIOS downloaded from the website - was using F but no difference nbsp I know this is an old laptop however I was wondering if there was any chance of a BIOS update to overcome this error I ask because this is clearly a BIOS incompatibility the hardware and chipset are clearly fine with the large hard drive I say this because nbsp I have found a workaround I installed Linux but the standard Linux GRUB bootloader is installed on a USB flash drive which fortunately is one of the tiny nearly 'flush' models so is barely visible This means that the laptop fails to boot from the hard drive then boots from USB - and the USB loads a bootloader which then boots Linux perfectly - I am using the Linux install on the TB drive to write this post nbsp As a final note it is probably worth noting that I tried installing linux on a GB partition leaving the rest of the hard drive totally blank I tried GPT and MSDOS classic partition schemes on UEFI and 'legacy' boot The problem seems to be that the BIOS has some kind of error when it sees a TB drive such that of the time pressing escape and F to enter BIOS config doesn't work yet the BIOS hard drive test works fine and the hardware works if I use a bootloader on a slimline USB drive to begin the boot process nbsp Crucial lists this drive as compatible with the p if anyone has figured out how to resolve this issue I would be happy to find out how to get this fixed

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/2760p-large-2TB-2-TB-hard-drive-OS-boot-failure-and-random/td-p/5853976
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Good Evening,
 
I recently had a hard drive fail. A friend gave me a hard drive that is workable but needs to be reformatted.  I installed the hard drive myself (thank you YouTube) but can't get past this error message.I have the system disk but the computer won't get past this error.
 
Can anyone help?
 
The message reads:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disk and restart the computer.
2. Choose your language settings and then click next.
3. Click repair your computer.
 
If you do not have the disk contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File:  \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
 
 

A:Hard drive failure/unable to boot to command prompt

Silly question but after formating did you re-install Windows on it? it would be throwing that error because it has no boot partition to load the Winload.exe file.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/520283/hard-drive-failureunable-to-boot-to-command-prompt/