Diskett Drive 0 seek failure? what does this mean

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Diskett Drive 0 seek failure? what does this mean

  • When starting up my computer I see this message.
    Diskette drive 0 seek failure
    Strike the F key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility
    What does this mean?  Is something wrong with my computer.
    Dell Dimensions 8400
  • Does the system have a floppy drive?
  • jcronin
    If you don't have a floppy drive installed, then check the BIOS setup, that the diskette drive is disabled [off].  The BIOS could be looking for a diskette drive which is not there, so it returns the error message. 
    Check out this post, if the above does not correct the problem,




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  • I do not have a floppy drive. 
    How do I get to the BIOS to make any changes? 
  • Power on, press F2. Set the floppy drive to "disabled" or "not installed".