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Diskette Drive 0 seek failure


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#1 kile32

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:49 PM

One day after doing a restart on my computer, I received a ms-dos looking screen that says "Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" It then says press F1 to continue or F2 to set up. I have no idea what this means but it allows me to continue without any other issues.

I have Dell Insperion 530S
2 GB RAM
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Processor: Genuine Intel 2160 @ 1.80HGz

OS: Windows Vista

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#2 Eyesee

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:19 PM

It means that the hard drive might be failing soon.

Please back up your data as soon as possible.

What is the make model of the system?
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 07:03 AM

It's more likely that it means the system is looking for a floppy drive that you don't have. Go into bios and if there is a floppy drive enabled, disable it. If it appears in the boot order, move it to the bottom of the list of devices.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:48 PM

As Allan said, "diskette" should be the floppy. I've seen it many a time :).

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:18 PM

Although it may be more of that I don't know what I am doing but I thought I had disabled the floppy drive on the Bios but it still comes up. Can anybody provide the exact directions?

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:48 AM

Please replace the battery on your motherboard. Then go back into bios and make sure the floppy is indeed disabled. While in bios, make sure the floppy drive does not appear at or near the top of your boot order.




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