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Floppy Diskette seek Failure on start up


bobbybluenose
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Happy new Year all, I cleaned the inside of machine in doing so I disturbed a cable,now when I start my pc I get the message Floppy Diskette seek Failure ,then I get the option to either press f1 to continue or f2 to run set up utility,can someone tell me if I can reconfigure the diskette and how to please,and also is f1 safe mode ?.o/s xp pro.

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Jock1e

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Do you have a floppy on your computer.Most newish computers don't.

Had that problem with a dell computer and had to go into the Bios and disable it even though there was not one on the computer.

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bobbybluenose

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yes floppy on pc,the pc is also a Dell should I try to remove it in the Bios.

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Taff™

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This must be an old computer! ;0)

As stated, go into the BIOS and disable the floppy drive. If you really still use floppy disks I suggest you back them up immediately. The old floppy drive probably needs physically removing from the computer and given a good clean out - maybe then it might work.

Otherwise I suggest you buy a new floppy drive for about £5 and back everything up to a USB memory stick.

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Jock1e

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Maybe you have to change the boot order.Not sure if CD or hard drive.

Sorry no expert on this my computer did not have a floppy so every time I booted it up I got the same problem as you.

I think the message I got was for F2 and F10 but it was that long ago I have forgotten.

Maybe best waiting till someone else can give you proper advice.

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Jock1e

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Thanks Taff™ I am sure it was you that gave me that advice on how to fix my dell computer with the same sort of problem about 2 or 3 years ago.

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bobbybluenose

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Thank you both, ill remove it never used it,how do i tick this post ?. once again Thank you bbn.

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Taff™

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Jock1e - you may be right! I've got two serviceable floppy drives that have been in my cellar for 2 years or more. (No demand - should have sent them down the skip but as in this case may come in use!) I used to buy 10 packs of floppy disks for peanuts and now you can't buy them for love nor money.

1.14 MB were they?

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@ bobbybluenose

Took me forever to work out that if you tick one of the answers it "resolves" the thread!

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