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Laptop will not start

I have a dell Inspiron 5150 laptop which is obviously old but nevertheless has a reasonably good spec. My problem is that it will not start! After the dell loading screen the computer beeps twice and shows the screen "primary hard disk not found' No bootable devices--strike F1 to reboot or F2 for setup utility.
This sounds obvioulsy to me that the hard drive has failed and needs replacing however I have a number of times been able to still get windows started by pressing F12 while the DELL screen loads and pressing something there (cant remember what!)
Now however I seem unable to do this - I can get it to the windows loading screen but then the screen goes blank after a minute while the 'working' LED continues to flash - I cant get any further.
As I said before - Im not a computer whizz at all but it sounds like it just not recognising a hard drive? What I dont understand is why I have managed to loads windows before while this problem has existed (even though it took about 1/2 to fully load and become functional and indeed was EXTREMELY slow when this happened!) and why now I cannot make this happen?
Although I have recently bought another laptop I am still very keen to get this in good working order as the spec is respectable at a dual core 3.6 processor with 2 gig of RAM and I was hoping to maybe use it as the centre of a home network but do not wish to be investing a lot of money....
Im sorry about the rambling but wanted to be thorough in my description.
Many thanks

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You should be able to run the Hard Drive Diagnostics, (CNTL+ALT+D at Dell Screen) ee if you get a failure code

You may be able to boot to the safe mode by booting to F8 menu

Replace the HDD is likely result

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