Wait, wait, don't tell me.
Sadly I am finding that most have to lose it all more than once before they figure out that backups are not optional. It's only a matter of when not if a failure will occur.
Since you are not technical you may want to have it fixed.
Let's me share a cheap standby unit while you ponder your next move -> READ http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19680_102-0.html?threadID=380791&tag=forums06;forum-threads
HELP! my laptop has just crashed and when I rebooted I got this message:
"Internal hard disk drive not found To resolve, try to reseat the drive"
I am not at all technical. The machine is JUST out of warranty, although a similar crash occurred just before Xmas when it was in warranty and SEEMED to be resolved. Had to reformat the HDD when and lost everything! Dell recommended installing Windows7 which I then did. And now this.
Any ideas? I really can't cope with losing everything again!