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My pc go to diskette drive 0 seek failure

When i start my pc it go to diskette drive 0 seek failure?

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  • nruzzante Feb 22, 2009

    When I switch on my pc dell inspiron 530 s after some minutes th emessage "diskette drive 0 seek failure press F1 for continue, F2 for setup" appears on the screen.Then I press the key F1 and the s o starts. What' the problem?

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    My Dell Desktop states that drive 0 is operating outside of normal parameters. My question, since I have two HDs (the original OEM and an upgrade) in the machine, which one is drive 0?

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U'r hard drive is not communicating with the system. Open the pc (power off) and check the cable connections. While U'r there, clean with blow or vac. U'r HD may have died. The data may still be there and got to with a new hd.

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