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Old 05-13-2009, 05:27 PM   #1
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Hi everyone i have problem with my pc it won't boot up . When i start it up it says floppy diskette seek failure strike f1 key to continue , f2 key to run the setup utility. When i hit f1 it says loading PBR for Descriptor2... done and nothing happens. I am not sure happened its been having problems for a little while. i dont have lot of info about my pc but it's a dell xps 400 pentium D processor dual core , windows xp . i am not sure how to get the rest of the info since it won't boot up please help me in any way that you can. thanks

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Old 05-13-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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Try going into bios and see if theres a option to disable floppy, and
then look for disable floppy seek. Not familiar with options in bios for
dells..
You could also check and make sure that the floppy is connected
properly, and if it is you could just replace the floppy drive...
Bad floppy drive more than likely, on older machines floppy drive
was a must...floppy no work, pc no boot.

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I forgot to say that there is no floppy disk drive on my computer thats why i can't figure it out. sorry about that.
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:03 AM   #4
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Go into bios, and do what I mentioned in prior post. If that doesnt
work, find out what type/brand of harddrive you have. Go to makers
website, download and run the diagnostic tool. Might be that the
harddrive is going bad, or gone bad and bios is trying to find something
else to boot from.
Or a corrupt boot sector on the drive...
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:41 AM   #5
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now it says loading pbr for descriptor 2 ... done and nothing happens. I tried to boot up from the xp disc but it won't give me that option.
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I used windows xp cd to repair error and now it says A DISK READ ERROR OCCURRED PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART. When i do it says it again! Is my hard drive at fault.
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:31 AM   #7
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Read my second post...
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:36 PM   #8
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I can't get online to download it is there software I can use?
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