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Failed Disk(s) (40)???

By young&wild
Sep 26, 2002
  1. I have a problem here with my old pc (pentium1). i dismantled the whole pc and added a hard disk and some extra ram salvaged from my father's dad pc and reassembled it.

    After i have checked for correct jumper settings and cable connections, i started the PC. Everything turn out to be fine, the two hdd drives and cdrom - drive were detected....until a message "Failed Disk(s) (40)" appeared on the screen.

    Anyone has a clue about this peculiar quote?
     
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    It means floppy disk drive A: error.
     
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    try turning the floppy data cable around the other way
     
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Does it even have a floppy? If not than just disable it in the BIOS.
     
  5. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 993

    Forgive me for the late reply. I just completed my 'O'-Levels mock exams and my net connection has been bad for the past several weeks.

    I have found out the cause of the message. The "Swap Floppy Drive" was enabled in the BIOS, once it was disabled the message disappeared. But now, the floppy disk LED is on and will not disappear. Is my floppy drive dead?
     
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

     
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Yeah...
     
  8. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    Alas, try turning only one end around, usually the floppy end. The light should go out then. Also check for a bend pin if flipping the cable doesn't work....had that happen to me a long time ago....
     
  9. Nick

    Nick TS Rookie Posts: 185

    just burn the floppy drive... thats like listening to records
     
  10. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 993

    Well, after several attempts to connect the cable in a correct way, the LED finally disappeared. Thanks for the intructions.
     
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