Originally Posted by DSB335d
Sounds like it could've been your hard drive not being seated properly since you dropped it. If it is working but you are concerned you could lose everything, ghost a new drive and toss the old one before the inevitable. If I were you I would upgrade to a SSD, those little net books boot really fast with a SSD.
yeah the standard drive on my netbook is horribly slow. everything else is decent until there's heavy disk i/o.
but, a good ssd is like 1/2 the cost of the netbook... tough call unless you really like your netbook.