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PC failure on boot, battery voltage low error, then system file missing, then non detection of hard drive..

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I have a Dell Dimension 9100 that is failing on boot.  It states battery low voltage error, press F1 to continue or F2 for setup.  I select F1 and I then get a win/sys32/config/system ....etc  file missingor corrupt error and told to repair windows.  I replaced the cmos battery and still get the same errors.  I then tried booting to a XPHome disk, and it fails to detect the hard drive, get 'setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer, cannot continue.  I then proceeded to run the dell diagnostics (f12 to the utility partition) and it tested the hard drive and it was fine/successful.

How can I get this system back up please ... :)  suggestions?
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