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My inspiron had hard disk problem...

my inspiron had hard disk problem. i replaced the hard disk and when i start it, doesnt even have the LCD display. I see the lights blinking for few seconds and it turns off. Can you please help me?
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Windows setup: Compressed volume or disk-cache utility error. fdisk <press enter>; In fdisk choose the option to display partition information (option 4). Determine the type of system currently setup on the hard disk .

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