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Laptop won't boot up properly

My Dell Inspiron laptop is a few years old granted. However I just installed a new  hard drive, etc. I was working with  I-tunes and everything seized up. I tried to shut everything down and reboot. It was frozen so I powered off manually. When I restarted I got the Dell ad while it was loading. From there the laptop went to a black screen with a blinking though unresponsive cursor at the upper left corner of the screen. I've done this several times and hit F2 for set up and F12 for one-time boot menu. Nothing. Has anyone ever had this problem before or does anybody have any solutions?

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Boot to recovery console using the XP CD, once there run CHKDSK /R

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