Diskette drive 0 seek failure

April 27, 2013 at 18:09:33
Specs: Windows Vista
After replacing my cmos battery, I started getting the above message on my screen at startup. I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop with Windows Vista. I've tried everything I can find on the subject. So far, no luck.
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#1
April 27, 2013 at 19:06:43
When you removed the battery that kept the cmos settings and replaced it, the power loss will cause the bios to revert back to default settings. Is there a floppy drive in your computer? I doubt it, and it is looking for one. The bios is unable to find a floppy drive and you get the error. You need to enter the bios, dell I believe is F2 key when you first turn on the unit, when the unit is first powered on it will tell which F-key to get into the bios. tab down to the hard ware/devices, floppy diskette will be there, turn it off/disable it. I forget the menu, but you also need to turn off "seek floppy diskette on startup" or similar wording.

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#2
April 27, 2013 at 19:14:51
Forgot to say, your problem is in the bios settings, and has nothing to do with Vista, so making changes in Vista will not solve your problem.

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#3
April 28, 2013 at 15:45:07
Your email address is all over the internet. I bet you get a stack of spam email.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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