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Although Hard Disk Drives have come a long way - they are still susceptible to shock (g-force) damage.
More than likely the hard disk is damaged beyond repair. There might be a slim possibility that your main board is cracked and cannot access your hardware properly.
Your F2 is just the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) - which initializes all the hardware and chipsets of your computer during startup - which we know is working enough to tell you it cannot see your hard disk (actually a good sign that the rest of the computer is fine)
In either case, You will need to try another hard drive to see if the BIOS sees it - and if so, you are in good shape. If not, then the entire laptop will need to be sent in for repairs.
Laptop hard drives run from $40 to $200. More than likely yours will run no more than $80.
Look for a replacement Hard Drive using your computer model at newegg.com
Posted on Oct 02, 2010
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