Old laptop harddrive failure (no boot device found). Replace?

XerXerXes

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Hey! I have a HP compacq from 2008 and the harddrive just failed. When i boot up it says "no boot device found" and if I run a harddrive test, it says that the harddrive does not exist.

So my question is, is it worth buying a new harddrive to replace the old one, or should i just buy a new laptop? New laptop would be in price range $200-$400 (roughly converted from my currency).

What I'm worried about is that I buy a new harddrive and then something else fails. The laptop is so old, and it had also become really slow. Anyway, thanks in advance.
 

mickypheonix

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Hi XerXerXes ,
i would suggest replacing the hard drive if you are happy with your HP Compaq ,
if not upgrade ,
If you are replacing the drive you may consider upgrading from a HDD to a SSD , it will make your computer markedly faster and is cheaper than buying a new laptop .
If you want a good cheap reliable SSD , i would recommend a SSD in the Mushkin Chronos Range they are cheap and have read/write speeds above 500mbs
 
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