Hopefully I posted this in the right forum.
Problem: The other night, I fell with my laptop in my hands and I tried to prevent it from hitting the ground as best as I could but it seems my attempts were in vain. I opened it, and saw a frozen image of my lockscreen (I'm on Windows 8.1). I knew I probably shouldn't have, but I shut it off, and restarted it. It booted up to the Dell logo, and then dropped a lovely blue screen on me with this error:
Your PC needs to be repaired
An unexpected error has occurred
Error Code: 0xc00000001
Then something about recovery tools and such. I got the recovery tools from Windows, installed it onto a flash drive, proceeded to attempt that method. I don't recall all the problems I encountered, but I just know I failed at everything including reinstalling the OS on a clean (formatted) harddrive. I assumed it was a harddrive problem, so I tried another.
I managed to install Windows 8.1 onto my other harddrive in the same laptop. After installation, the computer restarted, and after 5 minutes, it said it encountered an error, with a ':(' face, and gave me error 0xC000021A.
I've already googled both of these error codes and tried everything listed as solutions for these issues. None of them worked. I'm currently resetting my harddrive again, but I'm honestly losing hope here. I would like to assume now that this isnt a harddrive problem, but I don't have time to take it to a computer tech to have it looked at, since everywhere closes at 5pm (same time I get off from work). Is there any way I can solo out the issue, and possibly repair it? I don't know if there are any other problems since I can't seem to load past the boot screen or the BIOS, aside from recovery tools. I've tried Safe Mode, and I've tried reinstalling, repairing, etc. I did a hardware troubleshoot (before installing the second harddrive), and the issue it threw at me was the harddrive (even made a lot of noise, Toshiba harddrive, had some loud annoying music), but since nothing seems to be working, I'm at a loss here. Unless something is wrong with both of these harddrives...
Anyways, all help completely appreciated and sorry for taking up your time. Thanks, and have a good night.