How to fix floppy diskette seek failure at startup
I have a Dell E520 Desktop running windows 7 that has a "floppy diskette seek failure" when I boot up. My computer has 1 internal hard drive, a CD ROM drive and a floppy drive. The problem started after I Restored settings to factory conditions in BIOS
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Disable the floppy drive by going into the drive configuration (not sure exactly what it is called because it differs model to model) and selecting FDD. You will then see an option to disable the FDD (Floppy Disk Drive).
a)Press F2 to enter BIOS
b)On Boot Devices or Boot Device Priority
c)Either Set the Floppy Disk Drive to Disabled
Method 2: Change the boot order so that the hard drive is listed first or otherwise before the Floppy Disk Drive.
The boot order should be as follows.
First priority - Hard Drive
Second Priority - CD ROM drive
Last priority - Floppy Disk Drive
Important: Modifying BIOS/complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems
resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.
If the issue persists, I would suggest you to contact Dell Support for getting any further assistance.