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"Floppy Disk(s) fail (40)" ?????

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April 15, 2007 5:25:01 AM

What does this message mean? When I turn on PC forthe first time everything is detected but get to this and then tells me to hit F1 or Del. I made sure the FDD cables are connected correctly. Is there anything else I should be looking for? This is on an EVGA 680i board, and the FDD is just an OEM Sony drive i picked up on newegg. Any opinions or direction would be much appreciated...thank you much!

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April 15, 2007 5:30:38 AM

PLEASE IGNORE!!!! I'M AN IDIOT AND HAD THE CABLE(RED STRIPE) ON THE WRONG SIDE....before I posted, i sworeI had it correct! Sorry for everyone that reads this!
April 15, 2007 5:47:37 AM

How did you get it in wrong? Isnt your cable keyed so it only goes in one way?
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April 15, 2007 5:49:37 AM

Idjiot.... :)  I HATE it when cables / connectors are not properly keyed...
April 15, 2007 5:53:00 AM

Thats right, I remember I had a floppy cable that wasnt keyed once. Got it right tho so I was OK. Mostly the older cables I think.
April 15, 2007 6:09:09 AM

lol, its not usually the cable that is at fault, most floppy drives are dual keyed (he a key slot on both sides) for some odd awful reason.
April 15, 2007 6:16:43 AM

yeah, i was thinking the red strip was supposed to be away from the power connector, or least thats what I read and it was consistent with the other drives I had connected with IDE cables. Beats me, not a big problem...things could be worse. Thanks again though for posting your ideas and opinions...now I know for next time.
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April 15, 2007 6:41:58 AM

Did it not give you a constant light? Thats the dead give away :) 

It has happened to everyone
April 15, 2007 6:49:08 AM

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lol, its not usually the cable that is at fault, most floppy drives are dual keyed (he a key slot on both sides) for some odd awful reason.

Floppy drives/disks... pathetic technology that has never improved. They could have at least made them faster so that BIOS updates take less time. :p 
April 15, 2007 7:01:59 AM

I ripped mine out and never went back about 4 years ago. They never worked for me anyways....

EXAMPLE:

file>save as>a: *click click click click click* "fail"
file>save as>a: *click click click click click* "fail"
file>save as>a: *click click click click click* "fail"
file>save as>a: *click click* "pass"
file>open>a: *click click click click click* "corrupt data"

or

file>save as>a: *click click click click click* "fail"
file>save as>a: *click click click click click* "fail"
file>save as>a: *click click click click click* "fail"
file>save as>a: *click click* saving.. *click click* File is too big make space for 2kb more.

God I hate them...

Motherboards that come with floppy disk's today piss me off to no extent :evil: 
Get with the program GUYS it's 2007!

They should have done away with Floppies the same time they did away with ISA slots :p  :p 
April 15, 2007 7:04:40 AM

Or at least made them more reliable and faster and with more space. The glories of flash drives...
April 15, 2007 8:07:48 AM

lol (for once, literally) :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

Whats that guy on? I have a floppy that for some reason doesnt fit in the drive bay, and I only use it for BIOS updates. Maybe I should use my flash drive now... only, I dont know how to. Do you just put the DOS boot files on it along with the flash program and BIOS file? Btw, has anyone flashed their BIOS with a floppy, and not been able to save the old one coz theres no room? :lol:  Floppies are uselessly small. But fun to play around with once you rip out the actual "floppy" disk.
April 15, 2007 9:40:53 AM

Can't help you there, never tried it. Both my boards that are currently in use support flashing the BIOS from within Windows. I would guess thats all you have to do, along with setting your current BIOS to support booting from USB. There's always Google...
April 15, 2007 9:51:24 AM

We advertise google freely so much, dont know why they bother advertising themselves. Those windows flash things dont work with me, I dont trust M$ software enough with my BIOS.
April 15, 2007 8:01:20 PM

I've never had much trouble with the ones I've used, but I don't think MS has much to do with it.
April 16, 2007 1:01:09 AM

Well if windows starts doing some background task while I'm updating the BIOS, its screwed. Thats what I dont trust about windows.
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