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My sons dell e520 wont start . i get the windows starting screen then it switches to a black screen with the messag floppy diskette seek failure then the options f1 to continue or f2 to run the set up utility. all the safe mode options just loop back to the above black screen. The f2 option gives me a blue screen entitled dell system dm061. Ive tried booting from the recovery disk but failed. Please help.

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. Same error message. I may have to format the drive and start all over again.

  • Ingubidire Feb 27, 2009

    I HAVE SAME PROBLEM - THERE IS NO FLOPPY DISC DRIVE SO THE ERROR MESSAGE SEEMS MEANINGLESS

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I get an alert floppy seek failure and keyboard failure press f1 to or f2 to ,,

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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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