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Dell Inspiron E1505 won't boot

My daughter brought me her laptop computer (Dell Inspiron E1505) to fix. It had been acting strangely and she had a friend of hers reinstall Windows XP, which seemed to help for a while. Now it won't boot, the hard drive sounds like it has sand in it, and the setup indicates that there is no bootable drive installed. I told her we just need to get a new hard drive and reinstall all her software. Will any brand notebook harddrive fit this computer, or am I stuck with buying a Hitachi HDD?

I would appreciate any advice.

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