|OK, I got frustrated with my laptop (the one in the specs) and ending up hitting it in the bottom right side, below the keyboard, beside the trackpad. Immediately it froze and I waited a few moments before force shutting it down. I powered it on again but it spent a long time on the BIOS Toshiba Splash Screen (before Windows, immediately after powering on) so I shut it down and powered it up again, this time I waited and noticed that there was a strange sound coming from the hard drive, I couldn't tell if it was a grinding or electronic sound. I left it and eventually it went into some Intel Atheros Network Driver (I later worked out it was trying to network boot). After about a minute it would move on and say "No boot device found, please insert one and press any key". I've been trying for the past few days to get it to boot but with no luck.|
I'm pretty sure it's the hard drive (it was in the area I hit, the strange noise and the BIOS setup doesn't recognise there's a hard drive there)
I could try booting from a CD but at the moment I don't see the point, because if the BIOS can't get it, it's unlikely Linux or an install CD would either.
I took the back off the hard drive compartment and nothing looked wrong (looked like this http://www.irisvista.com/tech/lapto...)
Planning to open up the hard drive itself soon. Any advice on how I could get it working or is it completely dead?