Well... I can't get any help on the HDD issue, so I'll post my other biggest issue.
My sound card isn't showing up at all, I know I have one, but ever since I reformatted my harddrive, it isn't showing up. It isn't showing up on my new HDD either, which means that even the integrated soundcard driver isn't on the Windows XP Home Ed disk D:
So... my computer is obsolete in Dell's eyes, I have no clue what soundcard I have... what do I do?