Diskette drive 0 seek failure on Dell Dimension E521
Posted on 2009-04-28
Hello, I recently added more memory to my Dell Dimension E521. It ran fine until yesterday. I am getting a black screen with a "Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" code. I am able to get into BIOS. I tried changing the boot sequence but BIOS states that none of the drives are present and for some unknown reason the Onboard Floppy Drive is appearing at the top of the boot sequence list. I tried reinstalling the XP OS but I get an error code that says Windows has been shut down and to check a number of things including caching, shadowing, video card, etc. I cannot get into SAFE MODE either.
At one point, today, I was not able to get passed the black Dell screen. I removed the new memory cards which enabled me to boot to CD and get into BIOS.
Your expertise would be greatly appreciated!