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Hdd not recognised when i boot up my laptop

I have just put a brand new hdd in my laptop and loaded a new os onto it. it has been working fine for other a day with no problems but then the system crashed and now it wont recognise that there is a hdd in it. ive tried the hdd in another laptop and the same result. is this faulty hdd?
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Once you start up the system and you see the Dell logo start tapping F12 and select the boot to the Utilitiy Partition or Diagnostics. run the express test on the system. It will do a quick hardware test on your system. if an error 1000:0141 or 2000:0141 means the system cannot see the hdd. if you get error 142 or 146 at the end of the error it means bad hdd.. you might have a bad hdd. If the express test passes fine. then reinstall OS.

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If the hard drive doesn't detect in multiple systems that if generally accepted as an indication of drive failure (Especially if another drive is seen in both systems) Fortunately, replacement drives are pretty cheap
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