Floppy disk(s) error (40)

By dburgess1231 ยท 6 replies
Nov 3, 2008
  1. ok so i just purchased $1800 in a new computer and every time i boot up i get a Floppy disk(s) error (40). i can press F1 to continue to boot-up perfectly fine but i is really making me upset because i spent soooooo much money... And i don't even have a floppy??? i am lost. anyone know what to do to fix this?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    You will need to disable Floppy in your Bios Setup

    Other than the F1 key you see on system startup.
    You should also notice another keypress message (possibly F2 or DEL)
    Press that key to go into system Bios Setup
    Once in there locate the enabled floppy drive (sometimes in two areas) and change it to Disabled (label may be slightly different)
    Then save and exit (Which is usually F10 key)

    All done :grinthumb
  3. dburgess1231

    dburgess1231 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the sad thing is ...... i did all that already. i disabled both and it say floppy nowhere in my bios....... any other suggestions?
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Who built the PC? Can't you contact the PC builder and get support? Isn't there a warranty?
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    If you have confirmed Bios states Disabled on floppy (possibly in two places!) then Saved and Exited.

    Then this must be a faulty M/B
    Actually I remember once I had a strange floppy error, and it was found to be the CPU (now that's strange!)

    For that reason run Setup Defaults (or whatever the label states in Bios)
    Save and exit
    Then go back into Bios, and disable the floppy again
    Save and exit

    Still the same?
    Return the faulty Motherboard or begin to Benchtest it
  6. dburgess1231

    dburgess1231 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    UGH i had a feeling it may be the mobo, but i was really hoping it not because this is the second already. the first one i got was fried so i am p/o about that already now this again!!!!! ..............
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Hmm, do you happen to have another PowerSupply?
    Irregular voltages can do strange things
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