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Dell Vostro 200 Boot Up issues

pbelang11 asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have re-installed MS Vista Business on this unit. Upon boot up I get the following error;

Diskette drive 0 seek failure

Press F1 to continue, F2 to enter SETUP

If I hit F1 it continues the boot process and everything appears to be fine, is there anything I can do to eliminate this screen upon bootup?

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Bad or disconnected floppy drive

Also I want to add if the floppy drive light is solid on boot.. the cable is upside down

Sorry for spamming but you can disable the foppy drive in the bios
I agree with Bdugas....who uses Floppy drives at this point anyway?  In the Bios of the Dell computer during initial boot or restart press F2 repeatedly to get into the BIOs and disable the Floppy disk, that should solve your problem.
Depending upon your Bios and version it might not be F2 to get into the Bios it might be <DEL> key. During a restart just watch the screen, whatever it says to enter "Setup" select that key.
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