fdc failure

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by kev59, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    My son has just booted up his computer and it has come up with error fdc failure and won't go any further any one any ideas !!
     
  2. DwarfData

    DwarfData OSNN Addict

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    Sounds like your Floppy Disc Controller (FDC) is knackered. I'd suggest turning off your floppy drives in the BIOS and see if that bypasses the problem.
     
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  4. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Carn't get into the bios it comes up fdc failure before
     
  5. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    press F8 and try to boot up in safe mode...

    if that doesnt work try inserting your OS CD, but if you cant even get into BIOS that wont work either, Hmmm I got to think about this one a bit...

    Did you try reseating the cable? remove/reseat/reboot? If then maybe: total cost $12 buy a new floppy drive, make sure they give you a cable, remove both the existing cable and floppy install new one and reboot again...

    tell us how it goes
     
  6. VenomXt

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    you might be out of luck then..
     
  7. X-Istence

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    And it won't continue after it shows the error? Tried hitting enter i presume. And or any other key combination to get into the BIOS.