Dell mini 901 SSD fails

dell mini stopped booting, giving 

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM
Operating System not found

It's showing up in the bios as 
Fixed HDD: STEC PATA 8GB -(PM)
HDD Size: 7682MB.
Further making matter worse I managed to mount it in Linux, and deleted the Win Xp on the SSD, installed the Linux to a usb drive, under disk utility, it show as health, capacy 7.7GB, volumes unknown, when I try to format it, it gives error formating, when i try to install linux to SSD it give input/output error. 
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