My hp pavilion dv8000 laptop wont read the hard drive? its the weirdest thing, one day it was fine and the next its not. when i try to start up windows it says a file is missing so i though maybe its time to reinstall the operating system, its XP home edition. i went ahead and started it up but it eventually it said something like it didn't read any hard drives on the computer and said to make sure there installed properly, so i eventually did that and still nothing. my question is, could there be something wrong with the hard drive itself? or something not right with the computer? please explain just to clarify, all it did was boot from the xp cd and when it came to the part were it has to load from the hard drive that's when the message poped up.