Diskette drive 0 seek failure

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polly - Nov 27, 2009 at 02:59 PM
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- Nov 27, 2009 at 09:37 PM
Hello,
when i shut my computer down and i turn it back on this message comes up diskette drive 0 seek failure press f1 to continue and press F2 to enter set up. since i don't know anything about computers could you please help me. i have a dell inspirion 530 my computer is 22months old if that would be any help. i don't even know if it has a diskete drive

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Nov 27, 2009 at 09:37 PM
I don't think that computer comes with a Floppy drive. The BIOS thinks it need to find a floppy and it's a BIOS message that you see. F1 (continue) is a temporary fix - since the problem will return the next time you start the computer. F2 takes you to the BIOS set up - You need to find an option about "floppy drive seek" and turn it off. You then need to press F10 to save the changes and then exit the BIOS. Be vary careful what you change in the BIOS screens.

If the Dell is still under warranty I would call the Dell service phone number and get them to walk you through the exact steps.

Good Luck
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