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First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If this does not work then reboot and go to theBIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn'tdetect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Next - to determine if thehard drive is faulty, remove the hard drive and insert it into an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a workingcomputer's USB port. If this computer cannot see itas an external hard drive and you cannot open the various folders and files,this confirms the hard drive is faulty. The hard drive needs to bereplaces in the laptop and Windows installed and the laptop's device driversand your programs etc to get a functioning laptop again.

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You need an extra cd, called dell server assistant. you can download id from dell, or download as a torrent file. there is a menu that says install server 2003, server 2003 x64, windows 2000,or install linux.
choose your option and follow the menu, and your server is ready to use.
you also need the installation cd of server 2003 or any thing that is on the menu.

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