Just around Christmas I received a Fujitsu B2175, I love this little 2.3 lb 10" touch-screen subnotebook! Heres the story. One night I was surfing the net, the laptop was on the arm of a chair. The phone started to ring so I picked the phone, accidentilly I bumped into my laptop sending it falling to the ground. Once it hit the floor it shut off. So hoping that nothing major league happened to it I attemptted to turn it on. It turned on with a clicking noise. Although it turned on it did not get pass boot up It kept repeating "Operating System Not Found" that convinced me that it was of course the hard drive that took the damage from the fall and that that was the clicking noise. So I took the front panel off revealing the hard drive. I then removed the hard drive and lightly shook it, it made the exact same clicking noise. Theres the story heres the main problem, this laptop has NO internal disc drive! So even if I do replace the hard drive I don't think its possible to load and install the OS. I think I can tackle this problem.
My main question is, does any one know of an external hard drive that can boot as a primary hard drive and be able to run and install an OS on without needing an OS to work. Same goes for a disc drive.
All help would be appreciated--Thanks!