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Error message at startup

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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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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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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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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

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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.

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