troubleshooting Question

How do I get rid of the Diskette Drive 1 Seek Failure error message that I get on boot up?

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On boot-up I get the message Diskette Drive 1 Seek Failure and am told to hit F1 or F12. I hit F1 and the Dell Vostro 400 boots-up into Windows Vista Ultimate. I've checked the BIOS boot sequence and it is:

First boot device: Removable
Second boot device: Hard Drive
Third boot device: CD Rom
Boot other device: Disabled

My hard disk drives are:

OS (C:) Local
DATAPART1 (D:) Local

and my drives with removable storage are:

Floppy Disk Drive (A:)
DVD RW Drive (F:)
Compact Flash Drive (G:)
xD/SM drive (H:)
Memory Stick Drive (I:)
SD Card Drive (J:)

I don't ever use the floppy disk drive so if that's the problem it could be disabled - though I don't know how to do that!

The only thing that might be important is that the machine will no longer shut down. It says it is doing so and all hard drive activity ceases but it just hangs until I switch off the power.

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