Hi guys, I'm new here, so hi all So anyhow, here's my problem - I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 that has been giving me some problems of late, where the laptop dies off a few seconds after booting up. I first tried System Restore and it died on me, so I just booted into Safe Mode and changed some settings in msconfig. It came back to normal temporarily but everytime I scheduled a disk check or attempt to System Restore again, it will just black out. So I did a PC check and diagnostics and it said that my HDD had failed. So in all fairness, I bought a new HDD and put it in. With the new HDD in, it gives me the message "No boot sector on internal hard drive". Now, thats not actually an error so I put my Vista installation DVD. As the files load, my laptop blacks out -- yet again. Can anyone help? Thanks.