My husband has a Gateway laptop NV79, Windows 7
CPU: Intel Core i3 CPU, 2.13 GHz
HDD Model Name: ST9500325AS, 500 GB
The laptop was running fine until some point yesterday when he attempted to start up, and he got a message "could not find a disk to boot". Today when I try to start the laptop, there is just a blank screen. I can't get to safe mode, but can get into setup or the boot menu. It is setup to boot from the HD first. I don't have a boot CD to use. I don't know if this is a HD failure or an infection. Help!