Dell bios acting weird

By metzy85
Dec 4, 2008
  1. I have a dell 8300 and i am trying to reapir it. But it gives me this error about Diskette 0 seek failure whether the hard drive is in or not and whether the disk drives are in or not whats wrong?? Also sometimes it tries todo this ide automatic config. Whats with that to??
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You need to turn off (disable) floppy in your system Bios

    When you first turn on your computer you should notice a prompt like "Press DEL or F2 to enter Bios Setup"

    Once in Bios Setup, locate floppy and disable it
    Then Save and Exit (ie F10)

    By the way, all your Dell info here:
  3. metzy85

    metzy85 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    LIFE SAVOR! thank you very much your suggestion and a lil fiddling got it working. Thanks alot man
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update
    Now to correct my spelling mistakes :suspiciou
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