Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop ?

Hi! my computer doesn't start normally it goes back to the same error every time. Errors: Floppy diskette seek failure Drive 3 not found: Parallel ATA,PATA-1 (PRI IDE Slave) Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility. I tried to get into BIOS setting and F1,F2 settings every thing looks fine, but still my system doesn't start. Please help. Thanks


Answers :

Enter cmos setup and turn off floppy drive seek. also, disable floppy drive. then save your changes and exit.
Press F2 to enter the Bios, on the first screen navigate to the floppy A: drive select disable and the error should go away.

From the sounds of it your Floppy drive is damaged or just bad. you can take it for repair or purchase a new one fairly cheap and replace it yourself. But just disabling it should do the trick since floppy's are pretty much obsolete.

the recovery Disk wont help you unless its an error you get in windows itself btw.. (unless its a OS start problem which this doesn't seem to be)
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