Floppy Disk Error (40)

By Eddy Rassy
May 28, 2005
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  1. I built my P4 in Dec 2004 without any problems and it has been running perfect until yesterday I started getting floppy disk error 40 at boot.
    The bios sees it, windows xp pro sees it, but when I try to access it it does not find the drive. (the system boots with no problem)
    The computer has not been opened for a long time. Anybody has an idea what could be the problem!!!
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    dust?

    Computers need to be cleaned every once in a while. Use a can of compressed air.
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Or the flat cable has become loose...
  4. Eddy Rassy

    Eddy Rassy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 106

    The computer is clean. Plus I changed the cable many times yesterday and the floppy was replaced with 2 other floppies, but the problem is still there.
  5. patio

    patio TechSpot Maniac Posts: 700

    Floppy drives go bad...usually from lack of use. Cheap solution try one of those floppy head cleaners from Radio Shack...other solution replace the drive, also inexpensive.

    patio. :cool:
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