|If you have NO OS then you need to boot somehow don't you???|
"it says that can
boot from internal HDD (of course) Cardbus NIC, and
Onboard NIC (I don't know what are NIC)."
Since you have no os on the hard drive then what is left?
A nic is a network interface card or a network card or lan adapter or such terms.
Basically you will have to learn how to boot the system either by pcmcia or lan. (usb if supported or get a device like cd)
Then you have to learn how to transfer the info to the laptop.
"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, Make an autorun.inf folder on all usb drives.