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Dylan, I would start off with the BIOS. The 110 has a setup utility that
 
"reports information about the device and provides settings for startup, security, and other preferences.To start the Setup Utility:
 
 "Open the Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the device, and then pressing f10 while the “F10
 
= BIOS Setup Options” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen." once in the menu, go to option 2. Select the Main menu. System information such as the system time and date, and identification about the device is displayed. See if your hard drive shows up. You can also go to the diagnostics menu and run the hard disk self test. To exit the Setup Utility without changing any settings, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit.
 
Should your Hard disk not show up in your setup utility, it is most likely that you have a malfunctioning drive. The problem with this will be that your restore partitions are on the same drive, thus replacing the drive will leave you without an Operating system. Should your computer setup utility show your hard drive and the diagnostic test confirms this, you could try and restore your OS. Your computer should have come with Operating System and Driver Recovery discs. You can use the discs to recover your operating system and programs installed at the factory.
 
Anyhow, this and other information is available in the User ManualMaintenance and Service guide for your computer. Download it [http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01757458.pdf|from here.]
Anyhow, this and other information is available in the User ManualMaintenance and Service guide for your computer. Download it [http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01757458.pdf|from here.]
 
Furthermore, you could try and boot from a bootable USB drive. I'd try a Linux version like Puppy Linux on a USB drive. See what information is accessible on your Hard drive, if any. Hope this helps to at least get you started.

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Original post by: oldturkey03 ,

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Dylan, I would start off with the BIOS. The 110 has a setup utility that

"reports information about the device and provides settings for startup, security, and other preferences.To start the Setup Utility:

 "Open the Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the device, and then pressing f10 while the “F10

= BIOS Setup Options” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen."  once in the menu, go to option 2. Select the Main menu. System information such as the system time and date, and identification about the device is displayed. See if your hard drive shows up. You can also go to the diagnostics menu and run the hard disk self test.  To exit the Setup Utility without changing any settings, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit.

Should your Hard disk not show up in your setup utility, it is most likely that you have a malfunctioning drive. The problem with this will be that your restore partitions are on the same drive, thus replacing the drive will leave you without an Operating system. Should your computer setup utility show your hard drive and the diagnostic test confirms this, you could try and restore your OS. Your computer should have come with Operating System and Driver Recovery discs. You can use the discs to recover your operating system and programs installed at the factory.

Anyhow, this and other information is available in the User Manual for your computer. Download it [http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01757458.pdf|from here.]

Furthermore, you could try and boot from a bootable USB drive. I'd try a Linux version like Puppy Linux on a USB drive. See what information is accessible on your Hard drive, if any. Hope this helps to at least get you started.

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