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Replacing the battery on dell e510 - floppy disk drive not present

I replaced the battery. i got an error message saying floppy disk drive not present. tried to disable all floppy drives as i saw as a solution on another site. after doing so, got an error message saying hard drives could not be found. please help! still paying on this computer but warranty is expired.

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  • twinkie0225 Jun 19, 2008

    i'm sorry. i should have been more clear. i replaced the cmos/bios battery in a dell e510 desktop. i pressed f2 and went to the bios screen. i disabled the floppy (the computer doesn't have one to begin with). after that is gives a new error message about a hard drive not present.

  • twinkie0225 Jun 19, 2008

    i did like you said. the hard drive passed. now it doesn't go to the dell screen at all. it goes to the windows xp screen like it's loading then the screen goes black. the computer stays on but nothing is on the monitor. more suggestions?



    please help, anything would be wonderful

  • twinkie0225 Jun 23, 2008

    I ran the check of the hard drive and it said pass. After i went into bios and changed the diskette drive to off and drives 0-3 to on, I received an error message:



    drive 1 not found: serial ata, sata - 2

    drive 3 not found: parallel ata, pata - 1 (pri ide slave)



    I will try to set drive 0 to sata (although I think it already is) and the flash cache (can I find that in bios?).

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Try this

turn on your computer when you see the dell logo press f2
once in the bios screen check drive and see if your hard drive0 will give you your hard drive details at the lower right side of the page

you can also do some diagostics by pressing f12 when you see the dell logo and go to diagnostics. if it passes that means there is nothing wrong with your hard drive.

if the hard drive appears correctly
be sure that the drive0 is in sata or sata is highlighted on the right side of the screen

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    francisco de mesa Jun 20, 2008

    place your hard drive in the bios boot sequence as the number 1 drive



    then also in bios screen go to drives and select drive 0 and make sure it is set to sata

    then go flash cache and set it to stop

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Replacing a laptop battery should not make a drive all of a sudden not appear.

You will have to enter the BIOS of the computer by hitting the required key stated at the first screen when Turning on the computer (usual located at the very bottom, it's almost always F2 or Tab or Delete)

Once in the BIOS the very first screen visible to you should tell you the drives hooked up to the machine VIA IDE or SATA. See if your HDD is located there.

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For the diskette drive 0 seek failure, does the computer skip past this error without difficulty ? If it does, then you may ignore it. It is caused probably by your replacing the battery having reset the BIOS which is thinking now it should find a floppy disk to boot from. If you haven't a floppy disk, or have floppy disk drive you will get this message. I do, but I ignore it. When you power up, you could try entering the BIOS setup, by pressing for example, the esc, F1, F2 or F8 keys - for your model I don't know which, you may find out from the internet, your manuals, or the Dell website/help or support - repetitively before the computer starts,
( from Dell support - "You can enter the system BIOS or Setup on a Dell PC by pressing F2 at the Dell loading screen").and somewhere the BIOS setup there should be the boot order change this to CD first (no CD inserted unless it is bootable), then USB if available (no media USB inserted, some USB devices are ok), the HDD. You should not set HDD first because this will give you big problems if it goes wrong and you need to boot from somewhere else. Put floppy disk after HDD and the message will disappear.

I don't know about the password issue. I suggest you contact Dell support on this topic.

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and the associated links. In subsequent efforts try joining the Dell Users group (or what ever it's called, probably accessible from the link above and asking there, it might be a common issue that many have experienced and there are well known solutions to)

Sorry not to have been able to answer your questions directly, and to have pointed you in the direction of lots of reading, but I hope the links prove to be quickly useful

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The battery is located on the motherboard inside the case of the computer.

To replace the battery you'll have to open the case up and replace the battery. It looks like this >>>

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