Solved: Stuck on Dell splash screen

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rishi217

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Hey, so i have a problem with my computer.
I have a Dell inspiron 530 running vista 32-bit. The computer was working fine when yesterday morning it got stuck on the dell splash screen. My sister even managed to make it work by simply turning it on, but after i shut it down and tried to boot it again this morning, it got stuck again. I haven't done anything new other than installing drivers for a wireless network adapter and installing WoW, and it worked fine after that. I cannot press F2, F8 or F12 when stuck at the splash screen.
This is what i have tried out already:
1. Booting with all peripherals unplugged (except monitor, mouse and keyboard)
2. Turning the power off while its attempting to boot.

what do i do? :(
 

rishi217

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ok so it seems the problem has developed into something else...
i managed to press F12 during start-up and it said diskette drive 0 seek failure. I can now boot by just pressing F1 for continue and then selecting the hard drive, så my computer is basically working now. But doesnt this mean that its trying to boot from a floppy disk?(i dont have a floppy disk drive). i checked the boot priority and it says the hard drive is priority number 1.
what to do?
 

Frank4d

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I have seen this issue if a floppy drive is enabled in the BIOS Setup when the computer has no floppy drive, or if it has a defective floppy drive. The setting for Drive A is on the Standard CMOS Features menu.
 

Frank4d

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Glad you solved it. (y)

Keep in mind (for just in case), "enabled" is the default state. If it gets enabled by itself again, it could be a sign of a failing CMOS battery.
 
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