Floppy Disk Controller Cannot Start (Code 10)

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by Barbara Birkett, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. I get this message under standard floppy disk controller in device manager.
    "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". I've had this problem just recently
    and I didn't do anything to cause it (I don't think I did anyway). I've
    tried reinstalling it. I know the floppy drive works and that the data cable
    works. I have also tested the power cable. As well as this i have checked
    that the floppy disk controller is enabled in bios. I have posted this on
    many websites before but with little success...please help. I run windows xp
    and in a drastic attempt to solve the problem i formatted and
    reinstalled...but with no luck. I have tested the floppy disk on other
    computers and it works fine.
    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
    Barbara Birkett, Feb 19, 2004
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  2. Barbara Birkett

    ElJerid Guest

    If your drivers are ok and the floppy works in another computer, I' m afraid
    there is a problem with the floppy controller on your motherboard.
    My first idea was that the flat connection cable was inverted, but you said
    you didn't change anything...
     
    ElJerid, Feb 19, 2004
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  3. Barbara Birkett

    Shep© Guest

    If the floppy disk light is on all the time then the data cable is the
    wrong way round?



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  4. Barbara Birkett

    Shep© Guest

    If the floppy disk light is on all the time then the data cable is the
    wrong way round?
    also if the data cable has 3 plugs only use the end two,not the middle
    one.
    HTH :)





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  5. Barbara Birkett

    TehGhodTrole Guest

    Why are you asking, you failed excuse for a crooner? Get back to the win98
    groups where you belong.
     
    TehGhodTrole, Feb 19, 2004
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  6. Barbara Birkett

    wlc Guest

    Hi,

    I have the same kind of problem after a re-install of XPpro.

    tried everything I could think of .
    I can boot with a W98 disk and the floppy is working when I boot with a
    Knoppix-Linux cd.
    Just now installed windows ME on another HD to see if that works ,
    surprise, it does. Working and no error codes??????

    No floppy and a controller with code 10 in XP
    See posts in news.grc.com techtalk 19/02/2004



    Would love to know if you find the reason or the solution

    I will let you know if I find it.

    greetings
     
    wlc, Feb 20, 2004
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  7. Barbara Birkett

    wlc Guest

    Hi Ryan,

    I haven't found a solution yet.

    have you read about this at news.grc.com?

    Mark V posted some registry settings to check.
    Could be usefull to compare notes.

    here are mine.

    HKLM\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\Flpydisk

    -standard SZ no value
    -ErrorControl DWORD 0
    -Group SZ Primary disk
    -Start DWORD 1
    -Tag DWORD 2
    -Type DWORD 1

    HKLM\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\Flpydisk\Enum

    -Standard SZ no value
    -Count DWORD 0
    -INITSTARTFAILED DWORD 1
    -NextInstance DWORD 0


    HKLM\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\Fdc

    -standard SZ no value
    -DisplayName SZ Driver for controller (translated from dutch , not the
    actual text in English, )
    -ErrorControl DWORD 1
    -Group SZ System Bus Extender
    -ImagePath Expand_SZ System32\DRIVERS\fdc.sys
    -SetupDone DWORD 1
    -Start DWORD 3
    -Tag DWORD 2
    -Type DWORD 1

    HKLM\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\Fdc\Enum

    -Standard SZ no value
    -0 SZ ACPI\PNP0700\4&e3eb312&0
    -Count DWORD 1
    -NextInstance DWORD 1

    Can you post your registry entries?

    Thanks

    wlc
     
    wlc, Feb 21, 2004
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  8. Barbara Birkett

    Sinbad Guest

    Had exactly the same problem a couple of years ago but in Win2K, never knew
    why it happened (possibly after installing a SCSI card) and never knew how
    to solve it; only knew (because tested) it had nothing to do with the drive
    or with the cable. Had to reinstall the whole lot and then it worked OK! No
    great help, I realise. Sorry
     
    Sinbad, Feb 26, 2004
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