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Start up error message issue: floppy disk fail

Hi!I am trying to setup my PC on an Elite motherboard K7S5A. I have installed 2 hard drives and now when I try to install the CD Rom drive before the PC boots on the screen it looks that my Hard disks and the CD Rom drive are read, but the error message appearing is: Floppy disk(s) fail (40)I don't know what to do as after this error message the PC does not boot up.

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  • vg19mold Jun 22, 2009

    There is no floppy in it, but there is a CD in the CD Rom. Do you think the CD from the CD ROM can be the problem?

  • vg19mold Jun 22, 2009

    The floppy was installed before, I just added a SATA drive to the motherboard and I might have moved the cable that connects the floppy to the board a bit, but checked later for it to be connected properly and firmly and i don't think is the connection. I am thinking to deactivte the floppy from BIOS, but I don't know what exactly should I do and if this will solve the problem.

  • vg19mold Jun 23, 2009

    The drives I believe should not have anything to do with this as I
    installed and set up the new hard as the one from which windows will
    start. And it worked fine and started from my new hard drive. The
    problem appeared after I connected the CD Rom to motherboard, actually
    one of the hard drives share the same IDE connection cable.



  • vg19mold Jun 24, 2009

    I figured out how to disable the floppy disk and the PC is starting now, but the CD ROM is unread and reading what was suggested I will try that as nothing I put in the CD ROM is being read by my PC, it says there is no disc, but the CD ROM I know for sure is running. Yes, I want to install a new OS on the new SATA hard from which I want the PC to run. Regarding chatting with IM, I am in GMT +2 time zone.

    Also important I figured out I actually have a different elite motherboard on this PC it is Elite 848P-A7. Should I post another question then?


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If im correct, you havent installed a floppy drive yet...
while the comp is booting press esc (on some comps its F10 it should say on the screen) and access the boot sequence..in there there is a list of boot items...they always list floppy drive as the first boot drive in case you need to recover your comp...remove floppy drive from your boot list making sure that your hardrive (C) is first drive to boot.
After you get your comp set up, you may want to change that sequence in case you ever have problems with your HDD

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Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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  • aklarichjr Jun 22, 2009

    no a cd in it would only read "no boot info on disk" the same as if you had a floppy in

  • aklarichjr Jun 22, 2009

    enter bios and there will be on the menu an item that says "boot sequence"

    thats where you need to edit the sequence

    FYI..there should be a diagram on the outside of your hardrive that shows different setups for the drive...if the drive has the operating system on it, make sure that it is set to be the "master" there is usually a connector that connects 2 different pins to config the drive

  • aklarichjr Jun 22, 2009

    if you added the drive for more storage and it doesnt have the OS on it it should be set to slave

  • aklarichjr Jun 22, 2009

    come to think of it after rereading your last comment it seems as though this started as you were trying to add an extra hardrive to your comp...if that is the case the new drive MUST be set to slave or the 2 drives will conflict each wanting to start your comp

  • aklarichjr Jun 23, 2009

    ok through the comments I think I have a good idea of whats going on...we will have to fix this through the process of elimination...

    1. while your comp is off, disconnect your cd drive

    2. you said you have set up your drives but, if you havent set your drives to be "master" and "slave"(VERY IMPORTANT), either do that or disconnect the old HD..that way you can be sure which drive is booting the comp.... if that is not done any number of strange things can happen

    3. boot your comp...when it prompts, enter BIOS and change the boot sequence to boot HD first

    4. if your comp boots OK, go to the device manager.(right click on my computer and select properties) depending on which OS you are running...if it doesnt boot you will have to set new HD to master or stay with old HD for now.

    5. go to dvd/cd rom drives and unistall any drives shown there

    6. shut down and reconnect cd drive...reboot

    7. windows should recognize new hardware and want to install it...let it....if not got to install new hardware in the control panel and install it manually...shut down

    8. reboot and test your cd drive...if it works repeat the same with your floppy drive..if you are still getting the same error message about the floppy, shut down and reconnect original HD



    Question: are you trying to install a different operating system with the new HD?...I dont know if you are trying to change the OS or just have more room for files...BIOS will need to be different for another OS...i have the ability to chat, maybe that would be best if this doesnt work

  • aklarichjr Jun 24, 2009

    I dont know which OS you are trying to install but heres a link to updated bios which are compatable up to windows xp only

    http://www.techspot.com/drivers/driver/f...

    did you run through the procedure I posted above? what was the outcome?

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If you have a floppy in that drive eject it before starting the computer.

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