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No booting dell l400

I have a dell latitude l400 and i can't boot up a usb icey box. This is the only removerble media i have. The hdd in it is blank. I can not use another laptop to install windows then swap the hdd over as the dell just goes to a black screen. The same happens when i attempt safe mode. how can i get this fixed

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You can go 2 a internet caffe and burn whats in the usb 2 disk

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