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I get this error message when booting my computer: Diskette Drive 0 seek failure (error message)

Posted on 2009-05-12
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When I start my computer I get this error message: Diskette Drive 0 seek failure (error message) I can press F1 to continue but I get nothing.
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Question by:davery09
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gilget earned 500 total points
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do you have a floppy drive connected to your computer?

if not, then just login to the BIOS and set HALT ON ERROR = NONE, but keyboard

this will tell the computer to start regardless of the error, except when the keyboard is not detected.
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by:nobus
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if there is a floppy in it, remove it !
you can also disable the floppy drive in the bios, or change the Boot priority, so it does not have the floppy first
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by:Danny Child
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You might also want to change the CMOS battery, as if this goes flat, it may revert back to Factory Default standards, such as presuming you have a floppy drive fitted when you don't.  Other symptoms of this are resets of the system clock and system date.  

What model of PC or motherboard is it?
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by:NaturaTek
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I agree with nobus solution. Remove any floppies in drive bay...omg floppies still exist?! ;)
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