My laptop showed the blue screen of death last night. Just a moment before it was fine. I put it down just before the bsod, and bumped one corner harder than I would have liked.
I rebooted, and it started to do its thing...until it finally said: operating system not found. Oh my goodness, I think my heart stopped beating momentarily.
I tried to reboot again, and hit f2. I don't understand most of what was on those menus, but I did see that the hardrive did not seem to be present.
Sooo, I made the decision to get a screwdriver and see what I could see. It turns out that when I bumped the corner, I dislodged the harddrive. I was relieved to feel the drive snap back into place, but didn't really let out my breath until I turned it on and it did all the things it was supposed to.
I felt ill the whole time I believed that my computer was broken. After I got it to work again I just felt exhiliarated!