Keep in mind, that with drop damage, all bets are off as to what may be damaged. If you're lucky it was only the HDD, but the force of the impact would have translated through every component, so it's entirely possible more than just the HDD was damaged. I would not be at all surprised if a month or two from now the display started developing issues.
Your son will want to treat that laptop with kid gloves from now on to try and reduce the chances of triggering any additional issues.
Hi all here's the problem my son droped his dell laptop and now it won't boot its missing the bootloader,I have tried everything system restore not working its not even seeing an operating system,tried ctrl +F12 nothing same for F2&F12.I connected the drive to my system so we could format it but windows will not complete the format,we don't care about getting anything from the drive,we just need a way to format it! any help from anyone please!!!!