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I am a first timer here folks. My problem is when I turn on my Dell 5100 I get a floppy disk failure message and it instructs me to hit f-1 which then allows me to boot up. I dont have a floppy disk and this is slowing start up. What can I do to fix this? I went into Bios to try and fix this, nothing has worked. Also when I attempt to start windows media center it crashes. Thanks
 

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Hi Deerhunter2,

Try to give us more clues. If you can, answer Curly's questions. For example, when you say you went into Bios to try and fix this, nothing has worked, what does that mean exactly? What BIOS settings did you experiment with?
 

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What I get on my screen is the following Drive 1 not found serial ata sata-2
drive 3 not found parallel ata, pata-1 (pride slave)
floppy diskette failure strike f-1 key to continue.
I went into Bios to delete the floppy (which I do not have) and to change the order of how the computer turns on. I honestly dont know what Im doing and take direction very well, thanks.
 

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Boot into System Setup (the BIOS)
In the left column under System, arrow down to Boot Sequence, press Enter.
Use the arrow keys to move up or down to highlight the Diskette Drive.
If it has a checkmark next to it, press the spacebar to remove it.
Use the +/- keys to move it to the bottom of the list
Can't remember if it's Enter or ESC to exit the settings screen, it may say at the bottom of the screen.

In the left column under Drives, arrow down to Diskette Drive, press Enter.
Use the Arrow keys (or +/-) to set this to OFF.

Press ESC to exit setup; be sure to save changes.
 

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Just for grins, try going into the BIOS and enable the Floppy drive (Select Internal). Place it 3rd or 4th in the boot options, after the CD and Hard Drive.
Save the settings and reboot into Windows.
Then shut down, and go back in and turn off the Floppy.
 
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