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dontaco

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Thanks for all your hard work.I have learned a lot just reading the posts.I read all thru the past floppy diskette seek failure posts,but none pertain to my problem.When I turn computer on the Dell logo,then the black screen with the floppy diskette failure.Press f1 or f2 which dont do a darn thing.Stuck!Please help.I have a Dell Dimension E310
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Hello dontaco.... Welcome to
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You need to enter the bios or setup area on bootup and disable two things.
Take the floppy disk out of the boot sequence and then find the floppy drive seek setting and change it to disabled.
Save the settings and then it will reboot. Once it does the error message should go away.
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Thanks for your prompt reply.Im not sure how i can change the boot sequence,as the computer is stuck on that one pg were it says diskette failure...When i first turn it on i start hiting f8 but its stuck?
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Instead of F8 try Del, F2 or F12
This has to be done as soon as you turn the system on and you have to keep tapping and not just click it once.
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When the computer shows the Dell logo,thats when I start hitting the f8.Then the black page comes up and Im still hitting f8.Nothing she's stuck.Suggestions,is there a reset button inside I could hit?Just joking!
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Forgot to add it's a Dell DVOSI Series BIOS version AO4
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Dell - XPS, Dimension, Inspiron, Latitude. OptiPlex, Precision, Vostro

Press F2 when the Dell logo appears. Press every few seconds until the message Entering Setup appears.
Older Dell desktops and laptops may instead use Ctrl+Alt+Enter or Del to enter BIOS.
Older Dell laptops may use Fn+Esc or Fn+F1.
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Thank you Rshaeffer61 so very much.Im sorry for the delay between posts,but i only have the one computer,and it's Down.I have tried all the f2 f12 f8s with no luck.I will cont' thru your instructions,and i just wanted to let you no about the delays and to thank you again.
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No problem as real life takes priority always. :)
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Well hello again Rshaffer61,I tried all the different key strokes and Nada.It stays stuck on the black screen.I even went as far as opening it up to take the battery out for a min.Zip.Is there a reset button or such?Thanks Bud!
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Are you tapping and continue to tap the button when you first turn the system on?

Press F2 when the Dell logo appears. Press every few seconds until the message Entering Setup appears.

Even though it says every few seconds I would suggest a constant tapping.
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Absolutely!
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OK then let me ask is your keyboard USB or PS2?
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My keyboard is wireless,but has a usb receiver.
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Do you have a standard PS2 keyboard you can plug in. Sometimes USB does not initiate on bootup and causes this exact issue.
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