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The order wouldn't really matter once it's gone through the setup, it just seems like the hard drive being a disabled boot item would cause that.
The only other thing I can think of that would keep the hard drive from going through its boot sequence would be if there were a problem with the hard drive or the controller. It should just be a run of the mill ATA controller so there shouldn't be any driver issue, and if it's gone through several formats and preliminary installations it shouldn't be the hard drive.
Myself the next thing I would try would be to install a different OS, just to see if it could boot properly.
things to try to get sp4 and drivers loaded
1. use an external monitor?
2. turn off extras in bios
3. set bios for non plug and play?
Try running the install with 256 MB of ram. I actually encountered a D600, went through almost the same thing, only with XP. I lost more hair, and was pounding my head against the keyboard. The laptop had a PC2100 and a PC2700 in it, pulled the PC2700, opened the cd drive so it did not read the cd. The machine booted perfectly, and finished the install. Put the 2700 back in, everything worked perfectly. I had ran Memtest86 overnight with no errors previously.
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