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MiaHess

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I keep getting the error message at startup " floppy diskett seek failure ( I do not have a floppy) also low battery voltage, press f1 to continue or f2 for setup" I replaced the CMOS battery twice and I still get the same error messgae at startup. I am running windows xp media edition.

Edited by MiaHess, 06 January 2011 - 11:29 AM.

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You probably need to enter the bios and Disable Floppy Drive Seek and take the floppy drive out of the boot sequence.
Make sure you save the changes before exiting by clicking F10.
Also since you changed the CMOS Battery double check the Date and Time to make sure they are correct as this will cause update issues with your OS and other software.
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Hi Thanks for your help. How do I Disable the Floppy Drive Seek and also I've been changing the time in the bios and everytime I restart the computer it changes back to the wrong time.
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Usually in the General Area or it could be in the Advanced area.
You say you keep having to change the date and time everytime but are you Saving the settings as I stated above before exiting the bios?
If your bios does not have a Save and Exit feature then you MUST click F10 to Save the settings.
Then exit and the system should reboot.
If you have done this then I suspect a faulty cmos battery again.
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Thank you very much for your help.
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Did you find the settings that need to be changed?
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I managed to disable the floppy so now I only get the low battery voltage error at startup and I saved the time and date but I still have that problem. I replaced the battery, this will be my fourth time.
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Hmm boot into windows and please do the following.

Download Speedfan (The download link is to the right), and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows.
The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
To make sure we are getting all the correct information it would help us if you were to attach a screenshot like the one below of your Speedfan results.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard.
  • It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
  • Now go to Start and then to All Programs
  • Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
  • In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
  • Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
  • Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop
  • Attach it to your next reply

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Sorry I stepped out for a while. I will try your suggestion and will get back to you in a litle while.

Thanks
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Attached is a copy of the speedfan results.
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sorry I thought I attached it.untitled.JPG
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OK though it gave me some of the info it didn't have it all so lets try this one.

Motherboard Info:

Download SIW from HERE and get the Standalone English version
It will install itself and when finished

Then Click on SIW Icon to run program
On the left side click on the Motherboard directory and then on the right, copy and paste the information in your next reply
On the left side click on the Sensors directory and then on the right, copy and paste the information in your next reply

http://www.gtopala.c...w-download.html
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Property Value
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 0XH241
Serial Number ..CN137405CS009C.

North Bridge NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Revision A3
South Bridge NVIDIA nForce4 MCP Revision A3

CPU Intel® Pentium® D CPU 3.00GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 775 LGA

System Slots 6 PCI

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 8192 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Error Correction None

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed


I can't seem to copy and paste the sensor info
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I can't seem to copy and paste the sensor info

Can you get a screenshot of it?
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Print screen worked out for me.

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