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I have a Dell computer that my customer could not boot up. Upon further investigation, I found the hard drive was failing as to the obvious and constant spinning up and stopping it was obviously doing. The customer bought a new seagate SATA 500 gb hard drive to get vista back on and the machine back up and running. After connecting the hard drive, I noticed a few strange things happening. But it's been so spiratic I havent been able to pin down a specific one, so bear with me here. A few times it froze at the hp boot screen. Other times it would run past that and boot from the vista install disc and into the beginning of the installation, only to run into a blue screen error. Most confusing of all, and my getting to my point now, is when I finally went into F10 for the bios setup to check things out. Looking at the standard Pheonix Bios screen, I noticed the tabs above read as follows:First Tab Main, Second tab Advanced, Third tab @oweb, Fourth tab Boot and the fifth tab reads Epid. Now the Epid I know is supposed to be Exit, and I have no clue what the heck @oweb is, but something is really screwed with the bios. I'm just not sure where to go next as I have NEVER seen this before.