Dell Inspiron Help!

Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 1200 and the hard drive is totally gone. I’m not very good with computers, so can someone please tell me how I can fix this? Can I just buy a new hard drive? Or do I have to buy a specific one for my laptop?

Thanks so much!!!

It needs to be a 2.5" PATA not a SATA and yes if you have the recover disks it is very easy to do it yourself.

All the ATA-6 drives at http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010150380%201035907889&name=ATA-6 should work. Recently I replaced an old 40GB drive in a Dell Inspiron 6000 with a 160GB Seagate drive without problem.