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"Floppy disk(s) fail (40) Press F1 to continue" - Never HAD a floppy disk!

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May 10, 2013 3:07:08 PM

When I start up my tower, I get the message above. What baffles me is that this computer has never had a floppy drive! There is a small chance that the pros I paid to put the components together years ago used a floppy for something, but I know I have never had a floppy drive attached - nor have I ever used punch-cards with it - lol.

Do I need holy water, a bigger hammer, or both?

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a c 1455 V Motherboard
May 10, 2013 3:52:11 PM

Can you post a picture of the Main menu in BIOS?
What motherboard?
May 10, 2013 4:31:57 PM

I "think" this is what you asked for - this is everything that is on the screen when it freezes and waits for my response:

Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Copyright (C) 1994-2003, Phoenix Technologies, LTD

(6A61MB02) Release number 811N2P06
NVIDIA BIOS Version: 2.053.D6
Main Processor : Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Duo CPU 3.00GHz(333x9.0) , 2 CPU(s)
Memory Testing : 2096128K OK
CPU Brand Name : Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz
C1E BIOS Supported

EPP 2.0 Memory Enabled - Auto
Memory Clock is : 2000 MHz Tcl:9 Trcd:9 Trp:9 Tras:28 (2T Timing) Interleave
FSB Clock is : 1333 MHz
IDE Channel 0 Master : None
IDE Channel 0 Slave : None
SATA 1 (A0) : WDC WD3000GLFS-01F8U0 03/03V01
SATA 2 (A1) : WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0 01.03B01
SATA 3 (B0) : ATAPI iHAS120 6 7L02
SATA 4 (B1) : None
SATA 5 (C0) : None
SATA 6 (C1) : None

Floppy disk(s) fail (40)

Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter SETUP

The motherboard is:
Motherboard: Nvidia NForce 790i Ultra SLI

Hope this is what you needed. If not, let me know. Thanks!

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a c 1455 V Motherboard
May 10, 2013 10:43:49 PM

I can't find the manual.
I mean if you press Del and enter Setup in BIOS, In the Standard CMOS features, is there a Floppy or Drive A entry? If yes, set it to None.
May 11, 2013 3:12:53 AM

I'll check later today, but I believe you're onto something because when I tried to uninstall the mystery floppy drive and driver with device manager, it magically re-appeared upon restart.
May 11, 2013 2:36:09 PM

OK - I pressed DEL and went into the setup and had a brief moment of frustration entirely cause by my not following your directions closely enough - my 1st effort involved turning off the floppy in the peripherals menu, which solved nothing except letting me further refine my computer restarting skills through extra practice.

Once I re-read ad CLOSELY followed your directions - ta-DA! Problem solved. I love happy endings.

Thank you thank you thank you!
a c 1455 V Motherboard
May 11, 2013 3:01:33 PM

You're welcome.