Did you set the bios settings for Floppy to "None"?
I have a 2-year old Dell XPS 600 running XP Pro, and every time I start or restart my computer I get this message right after the Dell logo...
Floppy disk(s) fail (40)
Press F1 to continue, F2 to enter SETUP
If I press F1 the computer continues the start up and runs fine.
If I press F2 and go into the Boot section it says
Hard Disk Boot Priority
First Boot Device [* Hard Drive]
Second Boot Device [* USB-CDROM]
Third Boot Device [* Optical Drive]
Boot Other [* Integrated NIC]
I have only one CD ROM drive and no floppy drive. It started doing this quite a while ago but since it will start up when I press F1 I never pursued trying to correct it at all. Do I even have to now, or is it okay to just let it be?
Here's my system info...
Time of this report: 8/6/2011, 15:41:04
Machine name: XOXOXO
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: n/a
System Model: n/a
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 608MB used, 4346MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can give me!