Cannot boot floppy drive
Posted on 2004-11-28
When I attempt to boot up with the floppy drive plugged directly into the motherboard, I get a "Floppy drive error (error 40)" after the hhd boots up normally.
I noticed that there is a pin missing in the mobo's floppy drive port, so I set the cmos floppy a drive to none and plugged in a i/o card. When I have the I/O card in the slot and have the a drive set to 'none' in the cmos, I get: I/O conflict 378 3f8
What does this mean?
Is there some way I can remove the I/O conflict when the I/O card is in? I'm pretty sure the floppy drive is still in good working order...the light comes on during boot up. Could the floppy drive itself be bad?
Does the fractured floppy drive pin totally screw up the mobo?