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28-07-2001, 11:05 AM
Does the message Floppy Drive Failure 40 Press F1 to continue during boot up really mean the floppy drive has failed or is it a software, bios, or motherboard failure?
Don

28-07-2001, 04:04 PM
Hi Don,
I have just been through that drama. I must admit I put up with it for quite some time as pressing F1 permitted windows to load and then I still found that I could still read and write to my floppy for some time. Finally I opened the case and disconnected and reconnected the cables to the drive and motherboard and power supply. This resulted in Windows Explorer, when I next tried to read a floppy, informing me that the floppy couldn't be read and needed to be formatted.

I then went a purchased a good secondhand drive ($15) and installed that and binned the old drive. All back to normal now.

Eddie