Inspiron 1501 no hard drive detected

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dnichole88

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I had problems with my laptop a couple years ago so I had to buy a new computer and now I'm trying to see if it is worth fixing so I can give it to my niece. Its an inspiron 1501 with Windows Vista

When turning on the computer it goes to the windows logo then to: battery not identified, PXE-E61: media test failure check cable, PXE-MOF: Exiting Broadcom PEX ROM, and last operating system not found. In the boot menu DST Short Test failed giving error code 2000-0141 msg: no drive detected. When running full test the graphics test failed.

After researching I have come to the conclusion my hard drive is done for, I'm ok with loosing everything on it, but with these other errors I'm not sure if they are caused by the hard drive or other problems in the computer. Not sure if I should try to fix it or just buy her a new one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

dnichole88

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Also, I thought about running my operating system cd, but was a little worried about doing so. Wasn't sure if running it would cause any more problems. That's the last thing I need.
 
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