Hard drive missing.

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hey guys, I'm a noob so bare with me. I have a laptop that was running vista, and my step daughter used it and now it isn't working. She denies she did anything, so that doesn't help. At first it was not loading windows, and came up with an error. Then i tried vista boot disc, and it would go to a black screen (sometimes with a cursor) So i burnt an ubuntu live cd, and tried that, but when i went to the places/computer, it wasnt showing the windows folder. There was a windows folder in the networks folder, but it wouldn't open it. So i tried the vista boot disc again, and it got (Hardware)