Diskette drive 0 seek failure

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roberto1098 - Sep 7, 2009 at 10:46 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Sep 7, 2009 at 11:58 AM
Hi all,

I have a problem I need help with. My parents have a Dell E521, with Vista Home. When I started the computer, I get a "diskette drive 0 seek failure." I ran the diagnostics CD, and when I do the drive read/write test, it fails and I get the error message "1100:041F the data written to and read back from the diskette media are not equivalent as expected. The diskette should be corrupted." Does this mean my hard drive is toast, or can it be fixed?? Thanks bunches!!

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Sep 7, 2009 at 11:58 AM
My best guess is the floppy drive is broken. You might be able to remove the "floppy drive seek" in the BIOS and just discontinue use of the floppy.

Good Luck
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