Diskette drive 0 Seek Failure at Boot
Posted on 2012-09-20
This weekend, I will be attempting to help a friend resolve the following error message: Diskette drive 0 Seek Failure at Boot... Press F1 to continue or press F2 to enter Setup.. If F1 is pressed, it goes ahead and loads Windows Vista. The desktop is a Dell Inspiron 530
running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2. Further hardware inspection of this system indicates the processor to be an Intel Core Duo CPU 2.33GHz with 2GB of RAM. The hard drive itself appears to be partitioned with Drive C: having a storage capacity of 455GB and Drive D being a Recovery partition with a storage capacity of 9.99GB. The Dell Inspiron 530 also has Drive A Floppy and Drive E: for DVD RW Drive. A look at the BIOS for possible future troubleshooting purposes indicates SATA Controllers with SATA-0 Samsung HD501LJ and on SATA-1 TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW TS respecitively. The operating system, Windows Vista, is running as a 32 bit OS. Inspection of Device Manager indicates only one conflict, Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter #2.
In closing, I hope I have provided enough starter information to help in resolving the Diskette drive 0 Seek Failure Error Message. Due to the fact that when F1 to Continue is pressed and Windows Vista goes ahead and loads its desktop environment, would it be worth the bother to try and troubleshoot this error message? Perhaps the hard drive itself is possibly failing, the DVD burner failing, or the SATA controller might be defective. I am hoping I can use a "non-invasive" technique of resolving this error message without having to open up the case.
In closing, thanks so much in advance for any attention, review, and advise given to this technical concern with the Dell Inspiron 530. I look forward to reading everyone's feedback.