Floppy disk fail (40) or (80) error
Floppy disk fail (40) or (80) error.
Note: The Floppy disk fail (40) or (80) errors are related to the computer floppy drive. See the hard disk fail (10), (20) or (80) errors page for hard drive troubleshooting.
This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
- Floppy cable not connected properly
- Bad floppy cable
- Bad Floppy drive - I/O
Floppy cable not connected properly
Bad floppy cable
If the floppy disk drive appears to be setup properly and the light is not always on, it is possible that the floppy drive cable may be bad. We recommend you visit a local computer hardware store and purchase a new cable.
If the issue persists, unfortunately it is likely that either the floppy drive is bad or the I/O board or Motherboard is bad. We recommend you contact the computer manufacturer, have the computer serviced or that you replace the floppy drive then the motherboard if the issue persists.