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Check system CMOS to see if hdd is recognised on cmos, if yes check boot order that hdd is first boot device, if yes, check op' system still intact on hdd. If no to all, check ribbon cable/and/or power supply plug to hdd, report back...

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Floppy diskette seek failure


The floppy disk or drive is damaged, or if your trying to boot your computer and you have a floppy in the drive that is not bootable. It will try and boot from floppy first then cd then hard drive usually but floppy's are stupid and only return an error and then stops. Remove the floppy disk and boot

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That ones easy press the delete key or whatever key you need to get the bios up when the computer says so then find where the floppy disk drive seek setting is and change from enabled to disabled then go save and exit and it should reboot your computer as normal

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When i switch on computer the screen comes up with Drive1 not found:SerialATA,SATA2 Floppy diskette seek failure Strike the F1 key to continue,F2 to run the set up utility


Ok. It sounds like something happened inside the BIOS settings for the machine. Most PCs todays do NOT have 3.5" floppy disk drives (drive A) anymore. There is a place in the BIOS where you select the type and size floppy drive connected as drive A. One of the options is "NOT INSTALLED" . If your BIOS setting shows a floppy drive and there is none present, every time you boot up it will give the Floppy disk seek error you mention. Next time your boot, select the F2 option. Check to see if a floppy drive is selected. If so, change to NOT INSTALLED. Also, there may be on the advanced page an option of "Floppy seek at bootup" . You can disable this and that will help as well.

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maybe the floppy disk drive is defective or maybe the IDE cable is deffective, or maybe the cable on the floppy drive is not properly inserted , try to replace IDE cable of the floppy drive if still the symptoms happens replace the floppy drive

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My dell dimension 9200 is booting and then giving me a Floppy Diskette Seek Failure message. What is causing this to appear and not boot windows 7?


Hi. You computer seems to be booting up using the floppy disk and your floppy disk drive might not be connected properly, not working or not even there. Press F2 to run the setup utility and disable the floppy seek in the bios. It will most likely be in the "Advanced CMOS setup" area, or the 2nd screen depending on your bios. look for "Seek floppy drive at boot?" or, "Disable floppy seek at boot?" or something like that. When you find it, make sure it's not enabled for the seek. Save the change on exiting. :-)

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Message: Floppy diskette seek failure.


well i can tell you this most of the floppy disk you will find ends up only being able to use one time.So try using a new disk each time.
Greg
Thats from experience i use one go back a few days later and you can't even use it. So its not your floppy disk

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Floppy diskette seek failure


try to go to bios set up..then change the boot order..in the boot tab,,change the "first boot" label with hard disk..then it wont seek for floppy again..

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Cant start my sons dell e520 even from the recovery disk. Keeps looping back to black screen and message floppy diskette seek failure.


Have you tried to put a disk in the floppy drive when it starts up?
It probably had a disk in before last close down, and is looking for it now when you start up.

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Floppy diskette seek failure


F2 Scroll down to "Drives" and open the menu. choose "Diskette Drive" and turn it "Off".

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