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Floppy error 40

I was putting in a card reader from another computer and disconnected the floppy to get the reader hooked up. When I plugged everything back in, and booted up, it stops on the floppy error 40. I have a similar computer and checked the connections. I plugged everything back correctly on the one I am working on. I get no light from the drive. When I go to Windows and look for the Drive A, it shows it in Explorer, but doesn't recognize it. I also went into the Bios. It shows the 1.44 drive. All the drive switches are set as they should be. What is going on? This computer was originally built by a one man pc company...did all of our computers.

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