Floppy Disk Controller Cannot Start (Code 10)


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Barbara Birkett

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
 
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ElJerid

Barbara Birkett said:
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
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...
 
S

Shep©

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



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Shep©

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
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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TehGhodTrole

Shep© said:
If the floppy disk light is on all the time then the data cable is the
wrong way round?
Why are you asking, you failed excuse for a crooner? Get back to the win98
groups where you belong.
 
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wlc

Barbara Birkett said:
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
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
 
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wlc

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
 
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Sinbad

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
 

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