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Hi. You may need to reseat the hard drive by pulling it out and pushing it back in. If the system still won't boot to windows, and displays a " No Bootable Device Found" then you must have a busted hard drive. you may end up replacing the hard drive.
ok, theres a small issue with the raid controller. You have to install a 3rd party raid driver (its on the dell cd) to continue, OR, you can set that BIOS's hard drive controls to ATA or LEGACY (legacy would likely work best, but youd have no 'raid' functions, but who sets up raid drives on a notebook?). Your last option is use the dell discs to restore, and inssert the windws disc when prompted
If you are lucky, the system is running Windows XP home edition. Boot to the Safe mode (F8) at boot, and see if you have an option for an ADMINISTRATOR account if there is, the password should be blank. Then you can boot to that account, and reset the password on your account.
Here is a link to more information on dealing with a forgotten password.
do a hard shutdown by holding the power button down until all the lights and power go off. reboot and then right click on the desktop and select properties. go to the screen saver tab and then the power tab set the side when it is plugged in to never turn off monitor, never turn off hard disks, never go on standby. Of course you can set other time limits, but remember that it will go back to hibernating if the limit is exceeded.
hope it helps