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Computer will not allow installation of system software

Some background: I recently replaced the hard drive in my Inspiron 6000 laptop. The factory-installed drive was always difficult and a couple of months ago decided to go from the desktop to a blue screen while it dumped its physical memory. After that, whenever I turned the computer on, I'd get the "No bootable devices" message. Researching the problem, I decided that replacing the drive was the easiest fix and proceeded.
I reloaded Windows XP Professional without difficulty, but I cannot install most of the drivers and utilities from the Dell system software disc, and I don't think the problem is inherent to the disc. For example, if I try to run the setup for the network system software, the computer says it cannot run setup or if I try to install the display driver, the computer responds with "INF error. Video driver not found" and it then directs me to "Try to setup your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup."

I've formatted hard drives in the past and reloaded the software without problems, but this is my first installation of software on a "virgin" hard drive. Is there some step I missed? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Try downloading the individual drivers from the dell site and installing them that way. I had an HP that would not recognize the manufacturer disc. HP said they image their hard drive and unless I buy the hard drive from them at 3 times the price the disc would be worthless.

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Yo bro i got a couple things that might help try going to your bios and change the hard drive that it should look to to get the right system running, that is if you have tow different hard drives in the pc. o and also make sure that you have everthing plugged in correctly in your pc. if that doesnt work take out the first hard drive that was installed in the first place and put your new hard drive in its place and put in the right wire also.

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