hi guys i recently had the harddrive in my hp laptop crash, when you boot the computer it says that it cannot find the operating system and soon after shuts down.
i have found that if i tap the computer near the harddrive it will boot up 25% of the time and once it is booted everything works fine there are no problems with the harddrive until i reboot.
so off the bat id say its a lose connection between the motherboard and the harddrive.
if i am wrong let me know but.
if i am right, what i want to know is there any way to fix without buying a brand new motherboard.. they run about 200$ + shipping on ebay and thats expensive to a college student.