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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?

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    i have this same problem no floppy disk installed and i formatted and reinsatalled windows, still comes up at startup. HELP

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    It was saying floppy diskket failure I turned those settings off and now I will sometimes here 2 medium beeps and then it does 4 beeps

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    is not open just tell me no fund driver 5 and floppy diskette failure and the amcy bios no istalled

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

Posted on May 19, 2008

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Are you using rescue disk?

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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    I think your Operating System is maybe corrupted..to check your OS, try using boot floppy disk.Insert in your floppy drive upon booting your computer.Follow instructions then type C: then type DIR,if it is displaying your files.try to reboot again your computer.



    If you don't have boot floppy disk or the same error..You have to reistall your Operating System(Windows) and go to Automatic System Recovery(F2).



    if still doesn't work..let me know.

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Check the floppy drive first, if there is a floppy drive (A drive ), there could be a flopy disk already in the drive that the machine is trying to boot from...if you can get to the setup screen, the menu option "use last known good configuration" may work.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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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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