Zeb Tech that error message does not sound like a motherboard issue, but sometimes it is the SATA controller on the motherboard that may have failed. Check to see if you can access the BIOS and if your HDD is even detected. Also make sure that you have an OS on it. Set your BIOS to allow your computer to boot from CD-ROM or USB and use a boot-up disk to get your computer started.
Reboot your notebook and press F10 until the BIOS screen loads.
Navigate to the System Configuration section.
You should see an option which says "Boot Options." Select this.
Select "Boot Order."
Verify that the optical drive or USB (whichever you want to boot from) is listed first.
Navigate to the "Exit" section and save your changes.
Reboot the notebook with bootable media in the drive. From there you could possibly run some diagnostics on the HDD and/or SATA connector.