diskette drive 0 seek failure

March 4, 2006 at 16:35:23
Specs: windows xp, intel
i am getting this message wen i reboot my system after i installed a dell printer on the dell computer. wen ever i reboot, its getting stuck on this screen for about 5 minutes with this message and then boots to desktop.

i tried uninstalling the printer drivers, the computer boots but that message flashes on the screen before it boots to desktop.

any suggestions for this problem,
thanks in advance.

Maneesh V

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March 4, 2006 at 18:18:23
as a workaround try not turning on the printer untill the computer is fully booted and also make sure in msconfig nothing about the new printer is being loaded at startup (just uncheck it)

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March 4, 2006 at 21:38:53
is it saying diskette drive 0 seek failure ,or
if it's DISK DRIVE 0 SEEK FAILURE, time to run some hard drive diagnostics, and backup your important data. you may need a new hard drive.

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March 4, 2006 at 21:46:25
diskette drive 0 seek failure;
from another forum:
That is a POST (Power On Self Test) error and happens before the
operating system loads, in other words it isn't a Windows 2000 error but
a hardware error. Does the pc boot successfully after the error? Does
the diskette drive work properly, can you read and copy files to it? In
all likelihood the diskette drive might be "kaput". If you have a
hardware diagnostic utility for the pc run it and see what it reports.
If the drive is bad just replace it with a new one, they're inexpensive
and easy to replace.

It sounds like a hardware failure rather than software. I guess (by the
F1/F2 prompt) that you are getting this message just after it has gone
through POST checks (memory checks etc) before Windows starts to boot?

If so, it sounds like you have a faulty floppy disk drive. You could try
disabling it within the BIOS and seeing if that helps, if you still have
a problem try disconnecting the floppy drive.

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