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#1 eXPlosionas

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 04:20 PM

I get the message: "secondary ide channel no 80 conductor cable installed, floppy disks fail (40)" when trying to boot computer. I also can press F1 to ignore the message, and windows xp can load normaly. My hdd is secondary master, cd-rom ir primary master and i have not floppy disk. Does it mean i'm using 40 conductor cable, but why then this error appers?
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#2 mip104

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:18 PM

It seems to be a cable problem, try to test it with a working one please.

And regarding the floppy, you told there is no floppy disks installed, try to watch if there is a cable unconnected there too?
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:37 PM

use 80 pin ide cable that should resolve the issue.
it happens when one is using the olde 40 pin ide cable.
most newer hdd's will give this error code.
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 02:42 AM

as for the floppy disks fail (40) , go to your bios and deactivate the floppy disk controller and any appearance of floppy disk - this will depend on your Bios Vendor and the version , usually you find this in Standard/Advanced CMOS features and integrated peripherals , but it will solve the problem.

HTH

Edited by space0677, 02 May 2011 - 02:47 AM.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:11 PM

Your right, and its perfectly fine to run with the 40-conductor but you be missing out on the actual speed that your hard drive has.

Edited by this-IT-guy, 18 November 2011 - 06:12 PM.

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