Solved How to fix my desktop that will not boot up

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December 20, 2014 at 18:41:32
Specs: Windows 7, Core 2 Quad
Dell XPS 720 with two 500gb HD I got a low battery message on my display. Changed battery . Now my system will not boot up.
The message on the display says, Floppy diskette seek failure. Strike F1 to continue. After F1 to continue then it says, No boot device available. It has F2 for setup utility to go into it. What is the next thing that should tried?

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December 23, 2014 at 07:47:35
I disabled the floppy diskette drive and stared it over . The system finally started windows. Thank You everyone for your help.


#1
December 20, 2014 at 21:10:46
You do have the battery with the + visible?

Go into the Bios & load defaults or load BIOS defaults ( it will be something similar )

Save & Exit.


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#2
December 21, 2014 at 00:20:18
When you removed the battery you lost the bios settings, although it should have defaulted to a basic setting that would recognize your hard drive. But as already mentioned, check the bios settings. Make sure the hard drive is seen. Set the date correctly too. The date would have defaulted to it's creation date and that can cause a message telling you to configure the bios settings.

Also possible is while you were inside the case changing the battery you loosened the hard drive cable or did some other unintentional damage.


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#3
December 21, 2014 at 06:04:05
As the others have stated, changing the battery has caused the BIOS to reset itself. You will now have to enter the BIOS setup menu to correct the settings. There's no point loading defaults because that happended automatically when you switched the battery. The default settings are what's preventing the system from booting in Windows.

Boot up & press F2 to enter setup. The date/time will need to be adjusted plus several other options such as disabling the floppy drive (my guess is you don't even have one). Another guess is the SATA controller has become disabled or the boot order is out of whack. Double check each & every menu option & correct as needed.


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#4
December 21, 2014 at 08:17:45
Thank you for your answer. I got a new battery today and installed it. The battery is in correctly. The same happens when I turn my system back on.

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#5
December 21, 2014 at 08:36:50
I went into set up and set the date and time. This is how my boot sequence is set up. 1. Onboard SATA Hard drive
Onboard or USB floppy drive (not present)
Onboard PATA Hard drive (not present)
2. Onboard or USB CD-ROM drive
Onboard network Controller (Not present)
3. USB Device (Not present)
Add-in Hard Drive (Not present)
Under the drives screen the Diskette drive is selected as Internal. I turned Diskette Drive to off. On the same screen it has: Off =All floppy drives are disabled
USB= USB floppy drives are enabled
Internal = The integrated floppy drive is enabled
Read Only= The integrated floppy drive is enabled and only allows reads
The factory default setting is Internal
Update I got into the F12 menu and did a Hard drive diagnostic test Drive 0 passed Drive 1 passed

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#6
December 21, 2014 at 14:19:42
You should have something like > Boot Device Priority in the boot section.

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#7
December 21, 2014 at 15:01:09
If it successfully ran diagnostics on the drives then it must see them OK. Do you still get the 'no boot device available' when starting it up?

You might want to set the cd/dvd drive as the first boot device with the SATA hard drive second. That way you could boot from a cd or dvd if necessary plus it might give the bios a little extra time to recognize the hard drives.


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#8
December 21, 2014 at 18:08:26
I have now turned my SATA -0 ,SATA-1 drives to RAID On
The boot sequence has changed. Now it says:
1. Onboard SATA Hard drive (not present)
2. Onboard or USB Floppy Drive (not present)
3. Onboard PATA Hard drive (not present)
4. Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive
5.Onboard Network Controller (not present)
6. USB Device
7. ID 01 NVIDIA STRIPE 931.52G
After the post screen it says.
Detecting arrays...
0 Healthy NVIDIA STRIPE 931.52G
Press Ctrl-N to enter RAID setup utility...
Floppy diskette seek failure
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility
When I press F1 it beeps twice and repeats the same as above.

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December 22, 2014 at 13:52:39
If you don't have a floppy drive, disable ALL references to one. And if you're not running 2 hard drives in a RAID configuration, disable RAID. Do you have SATA Mode set to AHCI?

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December 23, 2014 at 07:47:35
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I disabled the floppy diskette drive and stared it over . The system finally started windows. Thank You everyone for your help.

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