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On a dell e510 at start up i get to boot and then recieve the message....floppy diskette seeks failure....

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This means that your pc regognize a floppy disk in the drive, tried to boot from this floppy and the floppy is not bootable. You have 2 solutions:

  1. Remove the diskete from the floppy drive and restart. Assuming that your hard disk is ok the pc will boot normally.
  2. You have to enter the bios and change the boot order. Doing this you will change the boot priority and the pc will try to boot from the hard disk before the floppy drive. Since this solution it's more complicated from the first one, I suggest you to follow this way in case you are familiar with bios.
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