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Inspiron 1150 is making a clicking sound and won't boot

When I restarted the laptop, it just makes a loud click sound and won't start Windows. If I press F12, it will not go past the date/ time line. If I press F1, it states there is no hard drive. Not sure what to do next.

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Replace the Hard Drive. My bet is that the Hard Drive is broken (causing the clicking) Please note that if you replace your hard drive you will need the recovery Cd's or a copy of windows xp or vista.

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