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#1 ericmag3

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:52 PM

I'm a complete idiot when it comes to computers so please help me if you can.
Recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 530 but when it boots up I get a message--Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure
press F1 to continue. Does anybody know what this means and how in plain language do I fix this.

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 02:07 PM

I found this doing a search on Google. See if it helps

diskette drive 0 seek failure
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 05:12 PM

Its looking for a floppy drive and the computer doesn't have one (at least on dells website it doesn't show one) or its installed improperly, or lastly its damaged. If you don't use it you can disable it in the bios menu and it should stop the error message. Well now that I read the link that sums up what they said on the other forum. :thumbsup:
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 03:28 PM

Its looking for a floppy drive and the computer doesn't have one (at least on dells website it doesn't show one) or its installed improperly, or lastly its damaged. If you don't use it you can disable it in the bios menu and it should stop the error message. Well now that I read the link that sums up what they said on the other forum. :thumbsup:





Thanks for your help but I'm a little afraid to delete anything in the Bios as i know i'll press the wrong button. Will get someone who knows what he's doing to do the deleting. But thanks folks

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 11:01 AM

Peoblem now solved, thanks everyone for your help

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 12:00 PM

Do you mind sharing the solution :thumbsup:?

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:41 PM

The solution was to change the floppy disk Drive A to none.
Sorry for not sharing you all to this solution but I'm new to this game. I still think calculators are hi-tec devices!

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:25 PM

LOL, no problem, thanks :thumbsup:.

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