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"floppy Diskette Seek Failure"

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#1 gcsings


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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:53 AM

My DVD drive stopped working and had to be replaced. Ever since, whenever I turn on the computer, instead of loading Windows the ROM BIOS PLUS screen requiring pushing F1 key to continue.

I get two beeps and this message:

"Floppy diskette seek failure. Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility"

I imagine it's not recognizing the new CD-DVD drive that I installed. The new drive is working perfectly but I probably don't have it configured correctly. How do I set up the so that it goes directly to opening Windows?


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Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:40 AM

Is the time in the lower right-hand corner correct. I would probably replace the CMOS battery (and reset the date and time in the BIOS). While in the BIOS, I would find the option mentioning Boot on floppy seek or something to that effect and disable it. Save settings and exit
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:53 AM

So hit F2 (setup=bios), and there you can change boot order of devices. Do you even have a diskette drive?

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:19 PM

Found this in a brand new Dell today. Even reset the BIOS to defaults and it continued. Had to go into the BIOS and disable the Floppy Drive controller.
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