Dell dimension 4600 diskette drive 0 failure and wont open boot

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deshawndowns1 Posts 1 Registration date Monday September 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen September 22, 2014 - Sep 22, 2014 at 08:30 PM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Sep 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM
Hi,
I have an old dell dimension 4600 desktop and as soon as I plugged it in and booted it up it said diskette drive 0 seek failure and it never had any option to load the blue bootup screen using f2 or f12 so im stuck and dont know what to do. Is there a way to fix this, or parts that I need to buy? Im not very computer savvy but I do know a little about computers, and I WOULD go into the bios to switch the drive it boots first but I cant even access the bios. After like 5 failures it says it failed at checkpoint Vcls if someone could help id be very apreciative^~^
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Sep 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM
You should be able to change the BIOS to ignore the floppy error. Something like "halt on all errors" or "ignore all errors". With such a old computer you might need to replace the CMOS battery as a first step. Then I would check the floppy cable and make sure the floppy is connected to the last connector on the cable. It's probably not worth spending only money to fix this old piece of junk.

Good LUCK
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