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

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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  1. Can you post a picture of the Main menu in BIOS?
    What motherboard?
  2. 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
    EM64T CPU

    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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. You're welcome.
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