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Floppy diskette seek failure

I have a Dell Dimension E310 and when I boot the unit is gives me a black and white screen stating "Floppy Diskette Seek Failure". When I try to go into the set up screen it just reboots. What could this be? I have the same problem with my dell Dimension 9200. I have no floppy drive. A new hard drive didn't work. When trying to install XP to the new hard drive still get the floppy diskette seek failure.

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Boot into setup by pressing F2 or F10 depending on your bios and disable the floppy drive setting.

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