On a Dell lap-top(latitude??)pentium 3,using windows XPI get the following message"Windows was unable to save all the data for the file/Device/Harddisk volume1/Documents and Settings/user-name/Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files/Content.IES/AVSJQ31P.The data has been lost.This loss may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection.Please try to save this file elsewhere" Now when I try to turn on the computer it is saying "Primary harddisk drive 0 not found.No bootable devices-strike F1 to retry boot F12 for set up utility" and it is making a clicking noise. It is connected to wireless and the other computer works fine. Please help,in simple terms or step by step directions,Thank You

If you hear clicking and it is from the HDD then it is all she wrote for the HDD.

dead HDD. if it's clicking - VERY dead.

On a Dell lap-top(latitude??)pentium 3,using windows XPI get the following message"Windows was unable to save all the data for the file/Device/Harddisk volume1/Documents and Settings/user-name/Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files/Content.IES/AVSJQ31P.The data has been lost.This loss may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection.Please try to save this file elsewhere" Now when I try to turn on the computer it is saying "Primary harddisk drive 0 not found.No bootable devices-strike F1 to retry boot F12 for set up utility" and it is making a clicking noise. It is connected to wireless and the other computer works fine. Please help,in simple terms or step by step directions,Thank You

It is most certainly a dead hard drive. If you dont feel confident in opening up your laptop then DON'T, Take it to a local repair specialist. A new laptop hard disk will cost anything upwards of £40 GBP depending on the amount of storage you want..

hope i've helped;)