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Dell Dimension E521 ''Diskette Drive 0 seek failure''

An over anxious teen decided to help with the pc... Hard drive was reformated. I installed recovery cd's, sp3, all updates. It runs like normal. Except that, when you turn the pc on, it displays this error. It then gives you the option to F1-continue or F2-setup. You hit F1 it boots up and runs great. If you hit F2, it takes you to setup, but to make changes you need admin password, which I do not have. Any ideas?

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Is there a diskette drive installed?The bios is looking for a device that was enable but not there.If you prefer to ignore this problem you may do so,however the fix is very simple,unplug the computer remove the cover,there is a coin battery which stores the configuration of the computer you may need to remove it.This will erase the configuration stored in the bios,or you can install a jumper on the motherboard which will clear the bios setting .Remember to return the jumper on the pins it was on.
good luck

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