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Error Finding BTMAGIC on WXP Startup - and no floppy for rescue disk?

Q: Error Finding BTMAGIC on WXP Startup - and no floppy for rescue disk?

To make a long story short > I was trying to copy my laptop HDD and then install dual boot on the new HDD but gave up after I concluded my USB external enclosure only supported 128GB and not the 250GB that I needed (New external eclosure on order to solve this problem).

But somehow when I now boot up with my original HDD I get the error

Error finding BTMAGIC.IMG
Run BootMagic install
Press a key
(I press a key)

And everthing is ok - WXP loads correctly so that good.

BUT >> the question is how do I now get rid of this error. I don't want a dual boot on this HDD so I don't want to install bootmagic.
ANother question I could use help with is Partition Magic makes a rescue floppy but I don't have a floppy disk on my Laptop how do you get around this ?

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Preferred Solution: Error Finding BTMAGIC on WXP Startup - and no floppy for rescue disk?

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I'm experiencing a problem with the floppy rescue disk thing. When I put it all onto another computer, it says, "Insert AVG Rescue Disk 2 and press any key" What other rescue disk? :S

A:avg - create floppy rescue disk

Cammi, I don't wish to sound negative, but if it ever comes to the point where you need to use those rescue disks, then it's time to reformat the hard drive and start again. I wouldn't bother creating the rescue disks

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Hi, not sure under which topic this falls under but i guess it fits here.
Everytime i boot my computer i get the following message:
"Floppy diskette seek failure - Strike the f1 to continue, f2 to run the setup utility"

It all started when i was mixing around in the setup menu and moved around the BIOS startup order. Of course i forgot the original order so i press the "Set to default" button and i get this message every single time I boot the computer.

Worth mentioning is that i dont even got a Floppy disk.


A:Error when startup - Floppy disk?

Press F2 next time
Then locate Floppy and disable it (its probably on the first page)
Then Save and Exit Bios Settings, which is just press F10 key
Then restart

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Ok I have a self-built computer...it's a year old just a few days ago.

Win XP SP2 (I think)
Intel Quad-Core 2.4ghz [OCed to 3.2ghz)
RAM 4gb [2.5gb detected]
HDD- Western Digital 160GB and not sure which company could be Maxtor 500GB SATA
8800GT 512mb Video Card

I have an IDE drive on there too with an Apple OSX installed on it.


I've been hunting viruses and trojans [due to a backdoor trojan that] for the last few days and elimintated most of them including the backdoor. I was running a 'thourough' scan today while I was at school as well as downloading some things. MY anti-virus program is avast!

Thinking my comps quad-core 3.2ghz could handle the load I turned on Company of Heroes while all this was running....the comp froze...I restarted manually.

The first screen I got is the usual one except under SATA Channel listings it said Floppy disk(s) fail (40)....I don't have a floppy drive.

Then when I press F1 to continue it doesn't load up my main hardrive where Windows is installed. Like it doesn't detect it....it only detects the IDE drive with Apple on it and can start it up.

Don't ask me how I have an Apple OS on my comp the answer might violate the forums rules...but that OS isn't the problem.

Somehow the anti-virus scan mixed with downloading and a video game crash messed things up. Even F8 doesn't work.

A:[SOLVED] Floppy Disk Fail(40)...but I have no floppy drive..no startup

The BIOS was reset to default values. Enter the BIOS at startup and change the boot order priority to the sata hdd first. Locate the screen with the setting for the floppy drive and set that drive to disabled or none. If there's a setting called halt on disk errors change it to "no errors but keyboard" or something like that. Once you're back within windows run chkdsk c: /R to correct errors in the file system caused by the hard restart (answer y when prompted to schedule the scan at next startup and restart the computer).

What's the brand, model and wattage of your power supply ? The freezing wasn't necessarily caused by the antivirus, could have been caused by an underpowered power supply. With an overclocked quad core and a 8800GT you need a quality 700W+ supply. Locate the hardware monitor screen in the BIOS and report your temps, fan speeds and voltages.


Don't ask me how I have an Apple OS on my comp the answer might violate the forums rules...but that OS isn't the problem.

Actually mentioning it already violates the forum rules. Please read them if you didn't already : http://www.techsupportforum.com/rules.php. Also read this. I'll pass this time cause it's your first post but I'll have to issue an official warning next time.

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I'm trying to build my first computer and I think I've got things setup right, but whenever I try to boot up I get the a message on the screen saying Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40). The Problem is that I don't have a floppy drive and my computer only gives me about one to five secs. (depending how long I wait between boot attempts) to get into the BIOS and try to do anything. the motherboard I am working with is a EVGA nForce 680i SLI motherboard and it uses Pheonix-Award BIOS. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40) error but I don't have a floppy drive

You need to get into the BIOS and Disable Floppy drives. It should be on the same screen as the basic set-up.
Also take it out of the Boot sequence.

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okay guys, here's a new one...

I tried to create a separate partition on this hard drive, using partition magic, to use for backup. I had just successfully created one on my other computer using partition magic five minutes ago. It went through all the steps and then told me that it did not successfully create the partition on this one.

I tried to run the "create restore discs" utility and it kept asking for a floppy disc which my machine doesn't have.

Now every time I reboot, it brings up an black error screen that says:

err5:error finding vfloppy.sys
err8: fake floppy driver not found
press any key to boot active partition

I then press enter and it brings up the black screen asking me to choose which operating system to start. The choices are:
Windows Media Center
or System Restore

Could someone tell me how to fix this please?

A:error finding vfloppy.sys-fake floppy driver not found

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#1. I created an MS-DOS Startup Floppy Disk on my Toshiba Satellite Model C75D-B7304 laptop with 64-bit Windows 8.1, and AMD A6 APU, and 4G RAM, and 1 TB HD.

#2. I then went to F2 & F12 to boot to an external USB floppy disk drive.

#3. The computer then tried to boot from the USB external floppy disk drive with the MS-DOS Startup Floppy Disk, but I got the following error message:

CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 8C FA 88 38 44
GUID :369810B0-5F08-11E4-AF03-008CFA883844
PXE-E53: No boot file name received
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM. No bootable device -- insert boot disk & press any key.

#4. Has anyone ever booted from an external USB floppy disk drive in Windows 8.1?

#5. Also, I configured my computer to go to Safe-Mode on startup if I press F8, but when I get there, the keyboard is frozen, & I can't use the up or down keys or the enter key, so I have to re-start.

A:Windows 8.1 MS-DOS Startup Floppy Disk

First off, there has been no such thing as MSDOS since the days of Windows 98. As for booting up from a floppy, no one has tried to use one with anything after Windows XP. Most people just use a USB keychain drive for installing or repairing Windows 8.x.x.

The error you are getting is related to the computer trying to boot off of the Network Ethernet interface.

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I have a second computer that is down and out. I want to create a startup disk to bring it up in DOS mode. My primary computer does not have a floppy drive and I can not find how to create a startup disk to a CD. Is it even possible?

A:How Do I Create A Cd Startup Disk (not A Floppy)

Have you looked at BootDisk.com?Let us know if that site is able to help you or not. Good Luck

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I recently installed Boot Magic and Partition Magic on my computer (windows XP). I merged two partitions using Partition Magic, then restarted. Upon start up I get this message:

Error finding BTMAGIC.IMG
Run BootMagic install
Press a key
(I press a key)
PT invalid_

Now, I have searched everywhere for answers on how to fix this but can find none that help me because firstly, I no longer have my Windows XP disk, and secondly I do not have the BootMagic rescue disk (I have no floppy drive). So this is my last try...does anyone have another solution besides using the windows disk or bootmagic disk..OR does someone know where I can get the BootMagic rescue disk and put it on a cd. Please help

A:BTMAGIC.IMG error on start up

I am not sure wut files U R missing precluding yr getting into windows. but plase read my post 1480 here:


If yr missing file is included in this genius guy's fix....U R in luck. but U will need access to a computer other than the now dysfunctional one.

Relatedly, iI also recommend internal backup re a second drive for anyone having that option.

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I installed a Sony floppy disk drive into my Vista PC - and got this message: "A:\ is not accessible. The floppy disk controller reported an error that is not recognized by the floppy disk driver." The disk shows up as Drive A on My Computer, the green light comes on, etc - but will not read.
I tried uninstalling/reinstalling several times, but the same problem.
Can anyone help?

A:floppy disk controller/floppy disk drive problem in Vista

In your BIOS, do you have the proper floppy drive configured? Most BIOS settings will allow for several different kinds of floppy drives ("3.5", 5.25", etc). Make sure the right one is selected.

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So i accidentally installed btMagic in when i installed partition magic. When i booted my computer i got this error. ``cannot find btmagic.img click any button to repair *clicks a button* , i get another error and i cannot boot into windows. Well i said to myself, oh well i was going to install windows xp anyways. I assumed since btmagic was installed on my windows vista that it would remove it when i went to install windows xp. I was wrong, not only was i wrong but my DVD Drive gave out on me half through installation and now i have a half installed os and i cannot boot from a cd because the DVD drive will start to read something then give up. So now i need to remove my `btmagic`error by reseting my bootrecord ot something. I need to do this using a USB storage device, i have 2 of these. How do i do this. Then after that i was wondoring if anyone could tell me to install windows xp from a usb stick. I also heard something about turning ur usb into a livecd practically ruins your stick, is this true, is there another way. Answering any of these questions would be super helpful. Thank you.

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When I try to access a floppy disk I get this message "the floppy disk controller reported and error that is not recognized by the floppy disk driver"

I also tried formatting the floppy disk but that wont work also. Can this be fixed? I need help.

A:Floppy Disk Error, Need HELP!

First I would fit a new floppy drive before looking elsewhere. They are cheap and easy to fit. Makes sense to do that first.

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I just reformatted my hard drive after a virus wiped out most of my files on my computer. I was in the midst of restoring a backup, but one of the floppy disks won't open at all. It says "This disk is not formatted. Would you like to format it now". My dad is running a small business and needs the data off this disk very very badly. If anyone could tell me anything I can do or what options I have, that would be great. Thanks in advance.


A:Floppy Disk Error

Hi Shantzy, welcome to TSG....

You can try reading the floppy on another computer, if it still won't read, the floppy disk is probably no good...they do die.....

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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?

A:Floppy disk(s) error (40)

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

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I just recently purchased a new hard drive and tried to install it. In doing so, I unplugged the cables from the old hard drive and the floppy drive in order to screw the new hard drive in; I have an Antec 1080 case. I swapped the cables from the old hard drive to the new one, and put the floppy cables back in. However, when I booted up I got an error message, Floppy disk(s) fail (40) and I can't boot up into windows. I then tried to boot up from the old hard drive, and I get the same error message. I've checked the floppy cables countless times and they're in okay.

The kicker is, when I put a boot disk into the floppy drive, windows starts up fine. Does anyone know a possible solution or know what the problem is? My new hard drive is just sitting idle in my drive bay *sigh*

BTW, I have the latest bios, and I'm running WinXP Pro. Thanks.

A:Floppy disk error! HELP!

Try checking the cables on your HDDs and make sure the Master/Slave jumpers are set correctly. You may also need to check to make sure the drives are properly detected in the BIOS

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I'm unable to boot from my floppy drive I keep getting a floppy disk error 40. I tried two different floppy drives and cables so I got a new 34 pin ribbon cable and sony 3.5 floppy drive. I have installed the cable twist on the floppy side and tried both ways with the ribbon and a different power cord and still the error 40. On boot the processor doesn't power up the floppy no green light and I tried setting the bios, disabling the floppy in the bios the error doesn't appear on boot but I need my floppy to format my hard drive to install window XP? Did I screw up the cmos or the motherboard? I do have a Sata hdd which makes it hard too.

A:Floppy disk error 40

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every timei try to format a floppy disk i get an i/o error, it says an unexpeted i/o has occured. it won,t let me quick format either. im running windows xp. i have changed the player twice .ive reinstalled the drivers and bought new disk.

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I get this message whenever I try to read a floppy disk. "The floppy disk controller reported an error that is not recognized by the floppy disk driver." What is this?

A:Floppy Disk Error

Its saying the floppy drive has reported an error but the error is unrecognised by the system.


Corrupt HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) within Windows software
Damaged motherboard hardware
Faulty disk drive (probably the most likely)
Corrupt BIOS

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My excel recently started creating temp files on an old 3 inch floppy I use for off PC storage. I cannot remove these temp files with delete, format, disk check, defrag, etc. Any ideas how to remove them.

Also, why did Excel start doing that in the first place. It just started a few days ago.

Thank you


A:floppy disk error

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Is there a way to retrieve Word documents from a floppy disk that now ask if I want to format it after I have it almost full with work? I really need the files on the disk.

A:Floppy Disk Error

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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!!!

A:Floppy Disk Error (40)


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

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When I try to access a floppy disk I get this message "the floppy disk controller reported and error that is not recognized by the floppy disk driver"

I also tried formatting the floppy disk but that wont work also. Can this be fixed? I need help.

A:Floppy Disk Error, I NEED HELP

Reseat the ribbon cable's contacts by removing the cable and reinstalling.

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I am building a new PC. Everything is in place, the Primary and Slave is configured, the memory, fans are working and the processor speed has been recognised, but whenever I start up, it says "Floppy disk error 40". I have tried using 3 different floppy drives and cables but no change. Also, after playing around a bit, it sometimes says no fasttrack controller attached. I have an MSI K7N2 DELTA ILSR Mobo.

A:Floppy Disk Error 40?!?!?!


in case it were a simple problem.

If that doesn't help, I guess you have a broken mobo.

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when i boot up my pc it always display an 'floppy disk error' thus i reset my pc and error is gone. what seems to be the problem...pls. help

A:floppy disk error

How old is your computer? It could be a dead/dying battery...they're not hard to replace, and are pretty cheap.

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So I can't boot my computer because I get floppy disk fail 40 error. I can't get into the BIOS either. I tried removing the CMOS battery to clear it but that didn't work either. I basically can't get past the screen with the error. It says press del to enter setup or f1 to continue. Neither worked. I also tried tapping del and/or f2 while it was turning on. Any ideas.

A:floppy disk fail 40 error


Please post the make and model for your computer if you have an OEM computer. If you have a custom built PC please post the make and model of the MOBO.

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Every time I boot up XP, I get an error that says Floppy Disk(s) Fail (80) Error, but I have NO floppy disk drives, and have never had one. It started after I inserted a new optical drive but I'm not sure what else could have happened. I just press F2, which does work, but I'm getting a feeling it's not going to hold up much longer, so I posted it. If anyone needs more information I'd be happy to tell them.

A:Floppy Disk(s) Fail (80) Error

Are you using the correct cable and connection for your new optical drive? It would help if you could give us your computer specs.

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i'm running on phoenix bios
this happened when i was trying to tamper with a dual vista xp boot.
ever since then i am prombed with the message
floppy disk error 40 when ever i boot up even though i don't have a floppy drive.
F1 takes me to login and everything works as usual but its just annoying having to press F1 all the time at start up. F2 takes me to setup

i tried to change the boot priorities to disable the diskette drive but got nothing. i read online to find floppy 1.44 and disable that under cmos. i'm a little dumb so if anyone could clarify it would be greatly appriciated. thanks.

A:Solved: Floppy Disk Error 40

well it may have been entered into the BIOS manually I suspect
Have a look at the device in bios and see if listed along with your harddrive etc

you may be able to set against the bios for floppy - NONE

also have a look in device manager on the PC - it may be you have a controller on the mother board and it sees it in the device manager again you can just right click on it and disable

I suspect its in the bios - if you are getting the prompt on boot

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I am attempting to copy a Word document to a floppy disk but I get the following erroe message: The disk is write-protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk. How can I remove the write-protection from this disk ?

A:Floppy disk error message

Flip the floppy disk over and you'll see 2 icons. One is a padlock being open and one is closed. Just flip the little piece in whatever direction you want it.

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My Dell Dimension 9100 was giving me trouble (wouldn't boot, couldn't find hard drives) following installation of a Plextor DVD. Dell support had me pull the motherboard battery and, surprisingly, everything worked.

Now, though it boots I get a message before Windows loads saying "Floppy Disk Seek Error. " If I press F1, it continues fine. The bios is not set to boot from a floppy and I have no floppy installed. Any thoughts?

Jim Cummings

A:Floppy Disk Seek Error

If you have no floppy drive installed, enter the bios & disable floppy drive seek & set the floppy drive to disabled, or not installed.

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Hey Guys

I hope someone on here can help me

Had a hell of a time the past few days with my media center PC.

It all started a few days ago when I noticed that it was freezing up a lot when doing certain fucntions, I think this may have been down to a virus that I had a few weeks ago. I was running Windows 7 so though it may have been a good time to do a reformat and a fresh install which I tried to do however half way through the install the system froze again.

I then couldnt do anything with the PC as it wouldnt boot past the BIOS so decided to revert back to the XP cd that came with the PC which is a Dell Dimension 9200.

I have now spent the best past of two days trying to install XP, I did manage to get it installed yday however after the reboot it showed as the NTLDR file was missing.. I then tried to re insall using the Windows 7 CD however this didnt work either as it just kept telling me that a device driver was missing for the disk drive so couldnt continue with the install...

Today I have been trying to install XP again using the original disk however I now keep getting a floppy disk seek error and when I press F1 the install does start but once its copied the files over from the install disk and it re boots I get this error again which means I need to press F1 again which thats starts the process from the begining and doesnt continue with the insall...

I have check the BIOS and I have turned off the option for the floppy drive but I am still getting thi... Read more

A:floppy disk seek error HELP

Go in to your BIOS. Check and see if there is an option that says LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS. Select it, save and exit. If it does not solve your problem it mite be that your HDD is died and needs to be replaced

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I am getting a Floppy disc drive [40] error message on startup with an option F1 to continue or DEL to enter setup. I need someone to run me through the proper BIOS or CMOS setups. All connections are solid... I am sure the problem in in config...HELP!

A:Floppy disc drive startup error

Make sure the red stripe on the ide cable is connected to pin 1

As far as bios go there should only be a couple of options.

1. enabled or disabled
2. size which should be set to 1.44

Can't think of any other settings. Make sure the cable isn't on backwards, that's pretty common.

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Okay, so the other day my brother told me that our desktop would not start. I checked it out and tried to fix it but to no avail.
When the system was loading it popped up as Floppy drive error (40) and then the screen saying Windows did not start successfully, start in safe mode, last known good config, etc. I tried all of those options but Windows just wouldn't load.
I googled the error on my laptop to see if I could fix the problem and found it was actually common, so I followed the steps that others suggested by disabling the floppy drive in BIOS but that just stopped the error from popping up. Windows still wouldn't load.
I took off the case because thats what others suggested but since the computer doesn't even have a floppy drive I had no idea what I was doing.
Running Windows XP and I can't really find out the rest of the specs because I can't even load windows

A:Floppy disk error (40)... Windows will not start

If the system doesn't have a floppy drive...and that error came up...I would suspect a problem in the CMOS, specifically...the CMOS battery.

I would replace it...reset the time/date and elect default CMOS settings (ensuring that the hard drive is the first boot option)...save the changes and try to boot.


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When I try to install the driver from the disk at windows setup, it says:

File si3112.sys caused an unexpected error (4096) at
line2113 in d:\xpsprtm\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c.

Press any key to continue
I was trying to install the driver for the ATA PCI serial so I can continue windows xp setup.

A:Alright, now that it will read the floppy disk, it has another error

Assuming that you have copied the right files perhaps they are just corrupted. Make another floppy. Make and model of MB would help also.

Edit: I see that you have two threads going with the same problem. Try to continue with the same thread. Perhaps a moderator will merge them for you.

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I am working with HP Home and up to recently I was able to access some of my older programs which are on floppy disks. When I now try to access these programs I get the message, Please re-install the following module to your system 32 directory Keyboard, Driver
I tried the system restore but accomplished nothing. I tried to re-install the programs but again I get the message stated above. I tried to re-install the drives which came with the unit but it too did not work I contacted Gateway for an answer and received an e-mail which was 4 pages in length and it included 48 steps which I am told will correct this problem, I am not advanced enough to tackle the guidance given. Perhaps you may have some suggestions, if so Thanks, if not Thanks non the less. At worst I'll try the 48 steps.

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i am afraid i got too big for my boots, i was changing the theme of my xp interface and found instructions to change the boot screen. I tried to follow these instructions but obviously i got something wrong because when i booted it again to check the screen it couldnt find the system registry i had changed and therefore wouldnt boot.
It instructed me to insert my initial setup disk so i did (well, i couldnt find mine so i borrowed a mates). it re-installed XP (i think)
but then it came up with "floppy diskette seek failure. strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility" and wouldnt boot when i said continue. it just restarts and displays the message again.
Following logic i entered the setup utility and found the option to disable the floppy diskette. this got rid of the failure message but now my boot up screen just loops. it displays DELL and the progress bar, but when it reaches full the screen goes blank and it starts again.
This is very irritating, especially as it was me who caused it by being cocky.
please help

A:Floppy disk seek error + other problems

Dell's usually use their own version of XP that is not the same as the standard version. Using an ordinary XP CD may have destroyed the installation that was on the hard drive. But if XP was fully reinstalled (a 39-minute process), then you would have had to enter the product key. Did you do that?

How did the diskette get involved in the setup of XP?

Can you post the directions you followed or a link to them?

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Whenever I try to access my floppy disk drive I get an error message, which reads "The disk in drive A is not formatted". It says this even when there is no disk in the drive. If you insert a disk it asks you to format it, but it wont let you. Basically I have lost the use of floppy drive which is a bit worrying. I hope that someone can help. I am running win98SE. The floppy disk is new and works in my laptop. Thanks in advance for any help.


A:Solved: Floppy disk format error

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I have a 3.5 floppy disk with an endnotes file on it. There are also 6 Word documents on the same disk but I have no problem with them opening. Now here is my problem. When I open the endnotes file it will only let me copy 225 of the references on it. There are 662 references. As soon as I click on the 226 reference I get this message "I/O Error. Revert to a backup file on another disk". And then my computer freezes. I have to control/alt/delete to close the program. The floppy is obviously damanged in a sector where this file is. I downloaded a program called "Bad Copy Pro" to try to retrieve my data and it said that it had retrieved it. When I went to view what it had retrieved it said I had to pay $39.50 for the program before I could view the files. So, as you can see I am not sure that it did actually retrieve my data and if it did I don't know if it is in the endnote format so I could just drop it back into my database or if it is in a "rtf" format. I would really hate to pay for something that did not do what I wanted. I have the references already in a word and rtf format so that is not what I need.

Does anyone know of a "free" program that could possibly get my data back into the endnotes database?

Right clicking on the file to copy and paste it does not work either.

Thanks for all your help.

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Ok, I just upgraded my computer:
2X256 PC3200 DDR

After installing the new hardware, I now receive a floppy disk error (40) on boot up. I have read several posts from various sites and have tried switching the cables, and such, to no success. I have even tried disconnecting the floppy cable from the mobo end completely, and it still comes up with the error. It then gives me the option to enter setup or continue. If I continue, it goes through a series of tests and then finally comes up with the error "Remove disk and other media". Once again I have checked cables, disconnected everything except the hdd, and still everything is the same. I receive both the floppy drive and the remove media errors.

Now, the floppy disk is a new error after the upgrade, but the "Remove disk and other media" was a problem before the upgrade and actually prompted the upgrade, because after figuring it was a hdd problem to begin with I reformatted once(and several times since) and reinstalled Windows XP Pro. After seeing no change after the multiple formats, I then assumed it must be the mobo...so the reason for the upgrade(It was coming soon anyway).

Could the "Remove disk and other media" error stay even after formatting? Could it be physical damage to the hdd? Oh yeah, when I put the hard drive in a friends computer it boots up in Windows XP Pro just fine. That is why I figured it to be the mo... Read more

A:Floppy error; Media disk error

Check your bios settings for your floppy, and make sure that they match how you have connected your floppy drive (enable floppy a: and disable floppy b: if you have one floopy drive and it is connected to the end connector of your floppy cable (i.e. where floppy a: should connect).

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Ok, so this was a silly thing to do, before i got a zip drive i used floppys (sigh, what dreadful things), anyway, i used Winzip to crunch a lot of stuff, and then for some reason i then used Windows Backup, which spanned it over 8 floppys.. well of course it had to happen, disk 6 has gone duff on me, is there any chance in hell of getting the rest of the info from the other disks?, because winzip won't work on an uncomplete file....man i am so dumb.. please help if you can ..thanks..

A:floppy disk cluster error{Duffo Backup}

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Hey all

Recently i was at school and i used my techers laptop to open my coursework on my floppydisk. I've no idea what put it must have changed the files or something. I came back home to find the friggin floppydisk has an error on it. The error reads: 'The drive cannot find the sector requested'

Is there anyway of fixing this, it's very very important!

Thanks for reading


A:Floppy disk error - Please help, coursework wont open! :(

Floppy disk drives have bad habit of losing thier calibration over time. That meaning, the disk may read/write fine on one drive and yet fail in another because the read/write head in the different drives isn't calibrated the same. Your best bet is to try it in different drives (The last drive to use it is the best bet) until you find one it works on.

Thank god for CD's and USB flashdrives.

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I changed my CMOS battery and replaced my WiFi card, then booted my computer and got this:

Floppy disk(s) fail (40)

It happens every time I start up now. I can press F1 and it will continue booting. I have a Shuttle AN35 Ultra motherboard with AwardBIOS v6.00PG. I don't have a floppy drive and I don't have it set anywhere in the boot order (it's just HDD-0, then CD-ROM and nothing else).

What in the world did I do?

EDIT: by the way, changing the battery reset all the settings, but I set all of them back again.

A:Solved: BIOS Error: Floppy disk(s) fail (40)

Settings in BIOS that might influence this include choosing none for type of floppy drive and disabling the floppy drive controller.

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I have been unable to use my A:\ drive for sometime now. When I try using it, I get a message that says:
A:\ is not accessible.
I have tried using new floppy disks and program floppy disks.
I have a HP Pavilion 8240 running Windows 95. I tried fixing this awhile ago, with no success. Any help?
Thanks, Deberdo

A:[SOLVED] Floppy disk error Pavilion 8240 W95

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Yes, it says floppy!! O.k., I have Windows 7 for my operating system. I desperately need my floppy disk drive since it is the only way I can access the pictures I take with my Sony FDMavica, which loads them on a floppy. Why, would one ask, do I use this out dated camera......because it takes the BEST detailed pictures for my online sales. I do own a Samsung S630, and I don't care for it, as well as having a lot of trouble with it. Back to the floppy issue. I have made sure it is enabled, I have updated the drivers, everything shows that the device is working properly. When I run the mouse over it you can hear it click on and what sounds like it would be reading the disk. However, I get the first error message "No disk in Drive A, Please insert disk. My old computer, that I gave away, had Windows XP, and the floppy worked fine. I had never tried to access the floppy on this computer, and now I'm panicking!! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Solved: Error message: Windows cannot access the disk on my floppy.

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hello, im encountering a lot of problems with my pc since last month. my pc was always slow and hanging, i guess it was because of a virus that it also affected the system folder. and so i decided to format my hard disk and install new OS, but while installing i encountered lots of errors and so i always try to install it again, but still it cant finish the installation, i check my hard disk but it seems ok, i try to remove the memory, drives etc. and then put it back, when i opened my pc this "floppy disk error(40)" came out on the screen just as before it boot from else where. i tried to remove the floppy itself and the IDE cables thats connected to the floppy, but it still there. i removed the cmos battery and bring it back, but the problem is still the same. and now, its not only the floppy disk error but also this, "theres a change in CMOS.. blah blah blah! " i cant boot from anywhere since then even if its from CD, HARDDISK, i cant even go to the BIOS and anywhere else. its all stuck up there. i cant control anything, even if i press F8, F9, F10, DEL or even ESC.
i also tried to reset the BIOS and another problem just occured. now there are three problems that being showed when i open my pc. and nothing else. what will i do? i cant even fix my OS. i dont know where is really the problem. is it in the mother board already? power supply? please help me, this is the first time i encountered this kind of problems.
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A:Floppy disk error (40), CMOS has changed and there's a change in time, etc

Are you certain it is not just a failure of the floppy drive media... that stuff goes old and brittle, and will not hold data, or read right.
But you likely have a hard drive failing... five years on one drive is a very long time. The symptoms you describe could be exactly that.

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Hi All,

Here is the low down. I cant boot into any OS.

I formatted my PC and figured that after installing XP i'd dual boot Ubuntu (9.04).
So all went well, XP and Ubuntu installed as anticipated i could access both OS' for a couple of hours.

When i was in Ubuntu, i was trying to change my primary monitor (22") to have the toolbar instead of my 19".
I went on Ubuntu forums to see what had to be done, and i needed to reboot for the changes to take effect.

After i rebooted, it didnít list any of my 2 hard drives (150gb raptor, 1tb Samsung) or my Asus DVD/CD drive.

My motherboard (Nvidia 680I) stated 7F which only says in the manual as "Check POST error and display them and ask user intervention".
Well, the lovely post error comes up as:

floppy disk(s) fail (40) Click to expand...

floppy disk(s) fail (40)
Real helpful right? And considering i have NO floppy drive...(its a custom built PC)
And i have two options, F1 to continue and DEL for BIOS.

I checked BIOS first, reset to default, removed floppy drive from the boot menu, rebooted, same issue.

Hit F1 to continue now, and the only bootable option is the NVIDIA Boot Agent and comes up with this:


This goes on a continuous loop, failing every time. I've checked all cables and it all seems fine.
Now i cant even access my CD/DVD drive (completely disabled) which... Read more

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