Having problems with your Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop ?

Pc wont boot up dos screen says disket drive 0 seek not found

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First make sure you are not seing the "BOOTLOADER" not found, if you see this, you have a corrupted Windows and you must do a repair to fix, repairing don't always works as we all know by now.

you should go into the bios before opening the case, and make sure the drive is being seen by the system.

If it is not, Open the case and make sure the data cable is connected tight to the drive and the mother board, even if it looks very tight, disconnected and connected again.

Boot the system, if you get the same problem, give it some tough love, do a cold boot, turn it on once is on "hold the power button" for about 5 seconds, that would shut the system off, and clear any cache, turn it back on.

Now if still not working, go ahead and remove, just remove don't trow it out, the "C-MOS" battery, you must make sure you move the jumper from open to close if you don't know where that is, look at the manual, wait a minute or two, close the jumper, put the battery back on, and good luck.

If all fails, remember, you can still access your music and photos and documents by connecting that drive to an external enclosure, so maybe now is time to replace the drive to a new one.

good luck


Try removing c/mos battery from motherboard and trying again after a few minutes, dell are notorious for passwording everything on there pc,s or you have to use a particular f key to reeboot.
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